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The World As We Know It
Posted on Thursday, March 20th, 2014 by Laura Fries

Studies show that Americans–young adults in particular–are geographically illiterate. Fifty percent of 18 to 24 year olds can’t locate New York. These statistics though embarrassing, aren’t meant to shame—but rather inspire everyone to sit down and get to know the world we live in.

Dream School
Time Shift Your TV – Dream School
Posted on Monday, October 7th, 2013 by Ann Oldenburg

Dream School, a six-episode series featuring 15 troubled students who are given a very snazzy second chance at an education, starts this week on the Sundance Channel.

Home Away
Home (Away) Schooling
Posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 by Laura Fries

On our vacation this past summer to Costa Rica, we met a family that decided to think outside of the classroom—way outside of the classroom.

words
The Atomic Weight of Words
Posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2013 by Laura Fries

It never really occurred to me that I may not be saying the words my daughter needs to hear.

TEACH
Time Shift Your TV – Teachers and Teaching
Posted on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 by Ann Oldenburg

It’s back to school time, and two documentaries this week explore the world of learning, teachers and teaching. Is School Enough? airs on PBS and Teach on CBS.