Education

School for Tomorrow

Oct 13, 2015

Founder and Head of School for Tomorrow, Alan Shusterman, joins The Morning Show to talk about his recent op-ed in The Hill titled, It's Time to Forget about Memorization.

Tuesday marks the first time the city of Highland Park will not offer high school classes.

The district’s emergency manager Don Weatherspoon closed the city’s only high school due to low enrollment.

But state lawmakers who represent Highland Park say talks are underway to bring back a high school.

Laura Bay, NPTA

Aug 24, 2015
pta.org

The National President of the PTA, Laura Bay, joins in discuss back to school prep and the Be a Learning Hero launch. We speak with Laura.

Talk highlights community role in tackling inequality

Jun 24, 2015
Western Michigan University

“Particularly in the field of education, they talk about achievement gaps. What we really should be talking about are opportunity gaps.” 

 Dr. Timothy Ready is the director of the Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations at Western Michigan University.  “It shows up in education outcomes, it shows up in economic outcomes, it shows up in all kinds of fields.”   Ready's discussion looked at local data for Kalamazoo and Kent Counties; both of which experience greater inequalities across racial and economic lines – both also heavier in their respective city cores. 

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