All week long The Takeaway is GETTING SCHOOLED: going across the country and into our classrooms to find out how the Obama administration could be remaking how American children are educated. What’s working? And can the best programs be scaled-up so they work for more kids in bigger schools?

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Education Reform on the Ground: Baltimore and New York City

Friday, April 02, 2010

We’ve been talking all week about how to make American schools better. Do we increase funding, create better tests or shut down failing schools? This time, we look to learn from two cities experimenting with their own education policy reforms, Baltimore and New York City.

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Technology and Teaching in Today's Classrooms

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Obama administration is pushing to incorporate innovative technology initiatives in its reforms of No Child Left Behind. The President has set aside millions for a technology investment fund, but should that investment go to buying computers, getting mobile devices or to teacher training? For our week long series on the future of education in America, we look at how technology factors into education.

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What Courses Should Be Mandatory? Your Responses on Fixing Our Education System

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Takeaway listeners from around the country called and wrote in with educational innovations for our school system. What do you think should be mandatory coursework for all students?

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    Education Sec. Arne Duncan on Education Reform

    Tuesday, March 30, 2010

    We're 'Getting Schooled' this week on the future of education, pre-K through 12, in America. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joins us to discuss the reforms circulating in Washington right now.

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    'Getting Schooled': What Should be Required for All Students?

    Tuesday, March 30, 2010

    We've been thinking about a possible national curriculum and are asking you: other than the essentials of reading and math, what's the one other class that you think should be required for all students?

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    What Can US Schools Learn from Other Countries?

    Monday, March 29, 2010

    All week long we are 'Getting Schooled' on the Takeaway — talking about the big issues in our schools today and how things are changing, now that No Child Left Behind is being revamped and the Department of Education is disbursing $100 billion in stimulus money. We kick off the conversation by taking a look at why American schools do so poorly in comparison to other industrialized countries and what we can learn from them.

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    What Makes a Great Teacher?

    Sunday, March 28, 2010


    All this week we're talking about American education, and how to make it better.

    How much do good schools come down to good teachers? What makes a great teacher? »

    Call us at 877-8-MY-TAKE or leave a comment below.

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    A Finnish Student's Take on American High School

    Sunday, March 28, 2010

    Finnish student Elina Lamponen spent a year as an exchange student in small-town Michigan, and comments on leaving Helsinki and big-city life, as well as how American high school compared to her schooling thus far in Finland.

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