Education

Laura Flanders Show: Education Activists Back To School With A Test for DeVos

Laura Flanders Show: Education Activists Back To School With A Test for DeVos

September 17, 2018

2018 has been a year of upheaval for students, in and out of the classroom. This week on the Laura Flanders show, educators and education activists talk about educational justice, teaching in Trump times, and taking stock of the current state of education. We’re joined by Natasha Capers, of the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice;…

Los Angeles Teachers Prepare to Strike: An Organizing Drive Long in the Making

September 5, 2018

LA teachers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, should contract negotiations fail. Each side accusing the other of illegal tactics. However, teachers say this is not mainly about wages, but about improving children’s education. Jane McAlevey explains

Does Hogan’s Schools Rhetoric Match his Track Record?

September 5, 2018

Some Democrats say Larry Hogan is taking credit for their educational accomplishments, but will either candidate’s policy be transformational for public schools?

Extreme Heat Prompts 65 Baltimore School Closures, Student Protests

September 4, 2018

The closures sparked a debate between students and Republican Gov. Larry Hogan about who is to blame for the lack of air conditioning in city schools

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights partners with Discovery Education to launch new education program

September 4, 2018

Khalilah Harris and Kerry Kennedy discuss RFK Human Rights’ launch of the Speak Truth To Power education initiative; engaging young people in schools to be aware of and take action on global human rights issues; and, the need to support teachers with the right tools and resources to be effective in the classroom

Will New School Buildings Mean Better Educational Outcomes for Baltimore’s Students?

August 27, 2018

Ribbon cuttings for five new Baltimore City schools raise hope for community members about access to quality education, while calling into question political will to make progress for all students

Baltimore’s Girls Are Being Pushed Out of Schools at Alarming Rates

August 16, 2018

In the first of a two-part series, Khalilah Harris explores the disproportionate discipline Black girls face in Baltimore schools, and the steps being taken to eliminate the bridge between classrooms and prisons

Black Boy Joy: An Interview with Baltimore’s Devin Allen

August 12, 2018

Khalilah Harris discusses arts education, trauma, healing, and life after Freddie Gray with photography phenom Devin Allen

Progressive Education: A Discussion with Troy LaRaviere

August 7, 2018

In the first of a series of interviews with political candidates about progressive education, Khalilah Harris sits down with Chicago mayoral candidate Troy LaRaviere. He discusses his ideas for bringing progressive education policy and practices to Chicago Public Schools

Is LeBron James Writing the Playbook for Quality Public Schools?

August 6, 2018

Khalilah Harris discusses LeBron James’ I Promise School opening with Jose Vilson, National Board-certified teacher and founder of EduColor. She also visits a Baltimore area community school and makes connections to the purpose of education in a democracy facing deep economic inequality