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    Grading Our Schools

    Who should be held responsible if students under-perform? We’ll talk about school accountability with William McKenzie, editorial director of the Bush Institute.

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    Equality In Education

    We’ll talk about how admissions practices are fueling inequality with Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier, author of The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America.

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    Exploring Everyday Science

    This hour, we’ll talk about the science of everyday life with Union College professor Chad Orzel. He’s the author of Eureka! Discovering Your Inner Scientist.

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    Assimilating Immigrant Students

    This hour, we’ll talk to a panel of North Texas school administrators charged with assessing the educational needs of these new students and fostering their learning both inside and beyond the classroom.

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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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