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The World As We Know It

The World As We Know It

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.

Time Shift Your TV – Dream School

Time Shift Your TV – Dream School

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) Schooling

Home (Away) Schooling

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.

The Atomic Weight of Words

The Atomic Weight of Words

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

Time Shift Your TV – Teachers and Teaching

Time Shift Your TV – Teachers and Teaching

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.