Re:sound #67: The One-Room Schoolhouse Show

This hour: one room school houses from Maui to Maine, each with a unique culture and character.

2007 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: one room school houses from Maui to Maine, each with a unique culture and character.

The One-Room School in the 21st Century
by Neenah Ellis (Morning Edition, 2005)
You might think the one-room schoolhouse is a phenomenon from a bygone era, but there are still a few hundred of these schools left in the United States. They're often far from cities, in the most remote corners of the country, sometimes at the end of unpaved roads. Veteran producer Neenah Ellis traveled from Maui to Maine, visiting seven one-room schoolhouses to see what was going on in these vestiges of a time gone by.

Interview With Neenah Ellis
Re:sound host Gwen Macsai talks with Neenah Ellis about the declining numbers of one room schools in the U.S. and what one room schools can teach us about education.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Roman Mars.

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Neenah Ellis

Neenah Ellis grew up listening to her father on the radio in Indiana. And she can't remember a time when she wasn't on the radio herself.


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