Happy (Almost) Fall : Tell Me More Host Michel Martin talks about this week's installments in the Tell Me More education series.
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Happy (Almost) Fall

Here in Washington D.C., where we are based, you can feel that fall nip in the air. It’s awesome. Fall is probably my favorite season (although it is a close call with spring because that’s when my birthday is). I like just about everything about fall: kids’ birthday parties, fall festivals, sweaters, hot chocolate, Halloween — everything, that is, except paying tuition! Yes, fall is the time when students are back in school.

Education has always been one of our major interests but starting this week we’re going even deeper in our discussions about issues in education. In fact, we started today with a look at historically black colleges universities (HBCU). Later in the week we will hear about a famed HBCU that despite worldwide renown is under particular financial stress and why and what they hope to do about it.

Later this week we will also hear from a man who has achieved national acclaim for his success in helping minority kids to achieve success in the STEM field, Freeman A. Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

And we are going to talk about so many more things, including how moms balance school and parenting, the growing controversy over for-profit schools and much more.

Happy fall. We hope you’ll be joining us often.