The Teacher Gap

Kelly Kovacic, director of regional educator initiatives for Commit!; John Gasko, dean of the School of Education at the UNT Dallas; and DISD deputy superintendent Ivan Duran join us to talk about efforts to bridge the teacher gap.

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A Look At Substitute Teaching

This hour, we’ll talk with Nicholson Baker about the unique view substitute teachers have into our public schools – and about how to improve daily life in the classroom – which he writes about in “Substitute: Going to School With a Thousand Kids.”

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How To Pay For College

This hour, we’ll talk about strategies for paying for college and about how much debt is reasonable to take on with Ron Elsenbaumer, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at UT-Arlington; and Cynthia Butler, executive director of financial aid for Dallas County Community College District.

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How To Raise A Genius

This hour, as part of KERA’s American Graduate initiative, we’ll talk about identifying high achievers at a young age – and how we can foster learning in kids – with Tom Clynes. His story “How to Raise a Genius” appears in the journal Nature.

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Reskilling America

This hour, we’ll talk with Katherine Newman, provost and professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She’s the co-author of the new book “Reskilling America: Learning to Labor in the Twenty-First Century.”

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