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WATCH: The State of Preschool

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WATCH: The State of Preschool

What does quality preschool look like? What'll it cost? And what can taxpayers expect in the way of a return? In this report, experts discuss the current state of preschool.

Apr 1st, 2014 | 1 comment | 4,258 Views
Duration: 7:22 min
WATCH: Arne Duncan Profile

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WATCH: Arne Duncan Profile

Critics on the right and the left are saying that Arne Duncan is “meddling" in schools. They accuse him of acting like the nation’s School Superintendent and not the U.S. Secretary of Education. Is he overstepping boundaries?

Mar 28th, 2014 | 1 comment | 3,642 Views
Duration: 9:00 min
WATCH: Skills Gap

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WATCH: Skills Gap

Businesses in one Chicago suburb have identified broad skills— problem solving, observation, listening comprehension, and facility with numbers— they say predict success on the job. Is this what schools are teaching?

Jan 22nd, 2014 | 0 comments | 2,946 Views
Duration: 8:23 min
WATCH: Arts Education

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WATCH: Arts Education

Every state reports its public schools provide arts education, but how much instruction in the arts are students really getting?

Nov 27th, 2013 | 0 comments | 11,690 Views
WATCH: The Training Gap

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WATCH: The Training Gap

Teachers often get very little training on how to teach students to read. We visit an innovative public school in Hartford, CT that may serve as a model for the rest of the nation.

Oct 15th, 2013 | 3 comments | 11,740 Views
Duration: 7:07 min
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