From APM Reports, the Educate podcast (formerly American RadioWorks) is a weekly program about ideas and research in education.

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Episodes

Source: Kelcie Pegher

Merging Small, Rural School Districts

Small, rural schools around the country are closing. Our guest says that could actually be a good thing.
Source: Jereme Rauckman

Fighting for ‘Our School’

What's the role of a school in a rural town? We begin our series on rural schools by looking at a state where the fight has been particularly fierce: Vermont.
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How Do We Learn Better: Digital or Print?

Do you understand facts better online or in print? New research has massive implications for teaching in the 21st century.
Source: Marcelino Rapayla Jr.

Theological Schools Feel the Squeeze

Theological schools are straining for cash as they suffer from drops in enrollment over the past few years. Our guest tells us how they are dealing with it.
Source: US Department of Education

The ‘Invisible Tax’ on Teachers of Color

Our guest says the so-called 'invisible tax' on teachers of color leads to burnout at a time when teachers of color are already leaving the profession more quickly than their white colleagues.
Photos: Stephen Smith

Thirsty Planet

Scientists say most people on Earth will first experience climate change in terms of water -- either too much or too little. This documentary explores some of the most pressing water problems and some innovative solutions by visiting two countries where water issues are critical: India and Israel. A vast and ecologically diverse country, India suffers from water problems found across the globe: flooding, drought, pollution, and lack of access by the poor. In Israel, a combination of cutting-edge technology and sweeping government policy has largely solved the nation's long struggle with water scarcity. But the benefits of abundant water are not shared equally throughout Israel and the West Bank.
(Photos: Jennifer Simonson and Emily Haavik)

Bought and Sold

Advocates for kids are pushing for a new approach to combating underage prostitution: treating young people caught up in sex trafficking as victims, not delinquents. We embed in a police sting, visit a horse ranch for young victims of trafficking in Minnesota, and visit male sex-buyers in Seattle who are trying to change their ways. This documentary examines how police and lawmakers are increasingly turning to a public health approach to help vulnerable young people break free of sex trafficking. And it explores efforts to stop traffickers and buyers.
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Should Colleges Teach Men How to Be Men?

Should colleges have men's studies majors or men's resource centers? Our guest this week tells us that male college students would get better grades if they rejected stereotypes of hyper-masculinity.
Source: US Department of Education

‘My Frain is Bried’: Shadowing a Student

"Welcome to our world." Educators take an entire school day to shadow a student and walk in their shoes. We find out how it went for one teacher.
A student at Minuteman High School in Lexington, Massachusetts

High School Job Prep

Want a job? So does every student ever! Maybe career and technical education classes are the way to go. Shaun Dougherty says you could be more likely to graduate and earn more if you do.