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

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A homeless student struggles towards graduation

We follow a homeless student as she fights to graduate from high school.
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The facts and fictions of student debt

A student debt crisis in America? We break down the myths and realities of student debt.

Race in suburban schools

The suburbs are no longer just white picket fences and green manicured lawns. They're diversifying. So what does that mean for suburban schools?
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Going to college in prison

A prison education advocate shares his experience in prison and talks about his work spreading college to others.

Few teachers, little money, low test scores: rural schools in the south

The South is famous for its bayous, BBQ, and bourbon. It's less well known for its rural education. Our guest tells us why.

New podcast name!

We have a new name for our podcast! We'll still dive into new ideas and research on how we learn and how we teach.
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.

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.