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    Social Studies Revised

    This hour, we’ll talk about questions over the way proposed social studies textbooks in Texas may teach culture and religion with a pair of SMU professors who testified about the books before the State Board of Education – Kathleen Wellman of the history department and David Brockman, who teaches religious studies.

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    School Daze

    We’ll talk this hour about how we can better serve our teachers with Dana Goldstein. She writes about the past, present and future of education in The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession.

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    Learning In The Digital Age

    This hour, we’ll talk about how informal learning can supplement what students are taught in the classroom with Milton Chen, a senior fellow and former executive director of The George Lucas Educational Foundation. He’s in town to participate in “Learning Crossroads – The Digital Future: A National Forum” at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

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    The Pressures On Principals

    We’ll talk this hour about the challenges faced by the leaders of our schools with the SMU researchers behind the new study “The Changing Role of the Principal: How High-Achieving Districts are Recalibrating School Leadership.”

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    In Schools, Segregation Remains

    We’ll talk this hour about the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education and the current racial makeup of our schools with the producer of the Frontline documentary Separate and Unequal.

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    The High Cost Of College

    As part of KERA’s American Graduate initiative, we’ll talk this hour about the challenges facing colleges, universities and students with Andrew Rossi, director of Ivory Tower, a new documentary on the subject.

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    Offseason Learning

    While kids are happy to be out of school, the “summer slide” worries both teachers and parents.

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    Local Bookmarks

    With the convenience of ordering books online, how do local bookstores build a client base? This hour we’ll, speak with a few local store representatives about thriving among giants.

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    Where You’re From Matters

    Universities are considering race less and less as they process applications. And Sheryll Cashin argues that that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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    Los Graduados

    Latinos are the fastest growing segment of the American population, yet they lag behind when it comes to higher education.

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