ARW's Fall 2015 Season. From Top Left: "The Living Legacy" (Photo: Emily Hanford), "Teaching Teachers"(Photo: Emily Hanford), "From Boots to Books" (Photo: Stephen Smith), "Beyond the Blackboard" (Photo: Stephen Smith)

Our Newest Education Documentaries

This fall American RadioWorks released four hour-long radio documentaries focused on K-12 and higher education. We invite you to read more about the people and places featured in the programs.

Recent Posts

  • 10.01.15

    Wikipedia’s Bum Rap

    Wikipedia has gotten a lot of flak over the years for being inaccurate and untrustworthy. But in 2010, Wikimedia, the global movement behind Wikipedia, began recruiting professors from major U.S. universities to assign the work of editing Wikipedia articles to their students.
  • 09.25.15

    A Visit From the Church Lady

    Back in the 1960s, the Supreme Court declared it was unconstitutional for public schools to sponsor organized prayer and bible readings, but today there are still groups who say religious lessons belong in public school programs.
  • 09.17.15

    Teaching Black Lives Matter

    In November, a new social studies book about the Black Lives Matter movement will be available for middle school and high school students nationwide. While no one has had a chance to read the book yet, the idea is stirring controversy and curiosity.
  • 09.10.15

    Kurt Hahn and the roots of Expeditionary Learning

    Early in his life, Kurt Hahn had a vision of the kind of school he wanted to create, and it was nothing like the school he went to. It would be a school designed to help kids discover their interests and passions, not just prepare them for tests. And it would be a school devoted to character development.