Archive for August, 2010

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Michelle Rhee in Washington, DC: Michelle Rhee in Washington, DC Episode 12: The Impact

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Michelle Rhee in Washington, DC: Michelle Rhee in Washington, DC Episode 12: The Impact

DC Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has become something of a national symbol. Her controversial reforms have fueled big changes in the system, but success is still a long way off.

Aug 31st, 2010 | 1 comment | 16,318 Views
Duration: 10:15 min
Michelle Rhee in Washington, DC: Michelle Rhee in DC Series Podcast: George Parker’s concerns over Rhee

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Michelle Rhee in Washington, DC: Michelle Rhee in DC Series Podcast: George Parker’s concerns over Rhee

Washington D.C. teachers recently signed a new five-year contract with schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, and both parties are relatively pleased. But DC Teachers' Union President George Parker does have some qualms.

Aug 31st, 2010 | 1 comment
Duration: 8:28 min
Podcast - Generation plagiarism?

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Podcast - Generation plagiarism?

There's speculation that today's students, with easy access to tons of information via the Internet, plagiarize more often than students of the past did. We asked some NYC students if they thought the claim was true.

Aug 5th, 2010 | 1 comment
Podcast - “A Big Change in My Life”: Learning ESL in NYC

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Podcast - “A Big Change in My Life”: Learning ESL in NYC

In an ESL class - English as a Second Language - everyone is new to the country. They're learning a new language and new customs. But what's it like to learn English in a class where everyone - except you - speaks Spanish?

Aug 2nd, 2010 | 1 comment
Duration: 6:49 min
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