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Available on:
Online Audio (Free)
Year Released:
 2012

Teachers matter. A lot. Studies show that students with the best teachers learn three times as much as students with the worst teachers.

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Available on:
Online Audio (Free)
Year Released:
 2013

Learning with a personal tutor is one of the oldest and best ways to learn. Hiring a tutor for every student was never a realistic option. Now, new computer programs can customize education for each child.

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Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 2010

The business of higher education is booming. It's a $400 billion industry fueled by taxpayer money. But what are students getting out of the deal? Critics say a worthless degree and a mountain of debt. Investors insist they're innovators, widening access to education.

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Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 2012

Every year, hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the United States quit high school without diplomas - an epidemic so out of control that nobody knows the exact number.

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Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 2005

Declining by Degrees looks at what's really going on in higher education. This monumental project gathers sixteen essayists that ask tough--and long overdue--questions about our colleges and universities.

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Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 1993

St. Augustine's school is located in the poorest section of the South Bronx. The teachers and principal decided to commit to an arts curriculum, one where the arts, especially music, were treated with the importance of any academic subject.

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Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 2013

Examine a new frontier that could reshape education the importance of breaking out of the classroom and connecting students to the wider world. This approach encourages young people to learn from what they care about most. As one expert puts it, school should not just be preparation for life but "life itself."

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by John Stossel
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 2006

For ABC's 20/20 show, reporter John Stossel investigates why public school students in America, seem to be less well-educated than their counterparts in the rest of the World. He believes that they are not less intelligent, but are actually receiving a lesser quality of education across the board.

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Available on:
Online Audio (Free)
Year Released:
 2009

The Perry Preschool Project is one of the most famous education experiments of the last 50 years. The study asked a question: Can preschool boost the IQ scores of poor African-American children and prevent them from failing in school?

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Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 1998

Learning Matters has produced more than 30 documentaries and filed hundreds of reports for PBS NewsHour. Our work has taken us everywhere from community colleges to kindergarten classes, and from policy hearings to protest rallies.

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