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Spare the Rod: Reforming School Discipline

A get-tough attitude prevailed among educators in the 1980s and 1990s, but research shows that zero-tolerance policies don't make schools safer and lead to disproportionate discipline for students of color.

Stuck at Square One: The Remedial Education Trap

A system meant to give college-bound students a better shot at succeeding is actually getting in the way of many, costing them time and money and taking a particular toll on students of color.

What is restorative justice?

Students of color are twice as likely to be suspended than white kids. So schools are turning to an alternative called restorative justice.

A homeless student struggles towards graduation

We follow a homeless teen as she fights to graduate from high school.

The facts and fiction of student debt

A student debt crisis in America? We break down the myths and realities of student debt.

Race in suburban schools

The suburbs are no longer just white picket fences and green manicured lawns. They're diversifying. So what does that mean for suburban schools?

Going to college in prison

A prison education advocate shares his experience in prison and talks about his work spreading college to others.

Few teachers, little money, low test scores: rural schools in the South

The South is famous for its bayous, BBQ, and bourbon. It's less well known for its rural education. Our guest tells us why.

New podcast name

We have a new name for our podcast! We'll still dive into new ideas and research on how we learn and how we teach.

Merging small, rural school districts

Small, rural schools around the country are closing. Our guest says that could actually be a good thing.

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