Education

Student Debt Dogs Millennials for a Lifetime and Drags Down the Economy

Student Debt Dogs Millennials for a Lifetime and Drags Down the Economy

October 31, 2018

The student debt problem is exploding, growing three times as fast as any other kind of debt, yet the Trump administration is making it more difficult for students to seek debt relief. Ellen Brown of the Public Banking Institute outlines the implications

The Role of Maryland HBCUs in Advancing Equity

The Role of Maryland HBCUs in Advancing Equity

October 8, 2018

TRNN’s Dr. Khalilah Harris joined expert contributors to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing Maryland HBCUs as we move into the future economy

LA Teachers May Be Forced to Strike for More School Funding

LA Teachers May Be Forced to Strike for More School Funding

October 1, 2018

Los Angeles teachers are now in mediation over wages, evaluation, smaller class size and school funding. The teachers have authorized their union to call a strike if negotiations fail

The Future of Education Town Hall Pt. II

The Future of Education Town Hall Pt. II

September 27, 2018

Khalilah Harris hosts a community town hall on the promise and possibilities of Maryland’s Kirwan Commission. Students, parents, educators, advocates, elected and school district officials discuss their questions, concerns and ideas for a path forward

Students Want Change at University Accused of Hiding Sexual Abuse

Students Want Change at University Accused of Hiding Sexual Abuse

September 18, 2018

Students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County protested Monday after a federal lawsuit alleged officials discouraged rape reporting, dismissed cases and destroyed evidence

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