The Podcasts

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The Education Exchange: “My father went missing during World War II—or that was what they told me.”

Stanford psychology professor William Damon reflects on a fatherless life in a conversation about his new book: A Round of Golf With My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace with Your Present.
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The Education Exchange: Abolish School Districts, a New Book Proposes

"Every time we have increased funding for education a huge part of the money is absorbed away by the bureaucracy and doesn't reach the classroom," says Clint Bolick, co-author of Unshackled: Freeing America’s K–12 Education System.
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The Education Exchange: How the Education Secretary in Arkansas Kept Schools Open all Year for In-Person Learning

And how districts will spend "more money than we can even imagine" from federal aid, soaring property-tax revenues.
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The Education Exchange: The Year of School Choice

Florida, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri and more expand options for families
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The Education Exchange: How School Closures Translated Into Learning Losses

Countries with a high focus on education and a well-functioning education system before the pandemic were somehow able to get kids back to school much faster.
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The Education Exchange: More Private School Competition Boosts Public School Student Test Scores, a New Study Finds

"If anything, the public schools seem to be benefiting a bit," Northwestern University's David Figlio finds in research on Florida as tax-credit scholarship scaled up.
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The Education Exchange: “Dismantling Racism in Mathematics Instruction”

In California, "hypersensitivity about race," an "egalitarian frenzy" and one-party rule converge on the K-12 math curriculum.


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