• 2012
  • 3:04
  • Canada

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Bing Fu is Not Blue

By Julia Grant

Bing Fu is an ESL teacher in Toronto, and she tells her story about misunderstanding a word in spite of looking it up in the dictionary. (more)

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  • 2001
  • 59:02
  • USA

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Educating Esme

By Esme Cordell

Esme Cordell shares a year's worth of classroom anecdotes and musings, culled from a journal kept throughout her first year teaching in Chicago. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 6:15
  • USA

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Last Words from Hopi High

By Brett Myers

For nearly a thousand years the Hopi people of Arizona have lived on the same three mesas and for all that time they’ve spoken the Hopi language. But now elders and youth alike say the language is dying. (more)

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  • 2015
  • 3:01
  • USA

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What made him do something different?

By Jessica Cheung

A teacher on the first day of the job encounters an 8th grader with a swastika tattoo. (more)

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  • 2004
  • 18:39
  • USA

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Thirteen Ways

By Pejk Malinovski

Writer Sam Swope visits a class of restless, imaginative 11-year-olds in Queens, New York, where he embraces the challenge of teaching them Wallace Stevens' poem "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." (more)

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  • 2002
  • 14:31
  • Canada

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A Voice of Warning

By Trisha Wilson & Anne Penman

A heroin overdose left Jade Bell blind, mute and unable to care for himself. Now Bell tours high schools in British Columbia, where his computerized “voice” speaks a loud warning to thousands of students. (more)

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  • 2002
  • USA

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Remembering Kent State, 1970

By Mark Urycki

When Ohio National Guard troops opened fire on students during a war demonstration on the Kent State University Campus in May, 1970, four young lives were ended and a nation was stunned. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 2:56
  • USA

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All You Need is a Wall (For A Classroom)

By Aaron Sand

A few late students help us understand why the classroom is a special place. (more)

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  • 2005
  • 6:10
  • USA

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There Was a Whole Lotta Hundreds...

By Michael Kavanagh

In America's high schools, students are playing a game whose only rule is to break the rules. (more)

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  • 2009
  • 13:43
  • USA

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Gone

By Linda Lutton

About 12,000 students drop out of Chicago Public Schools each year despite efforts by administrators and teachers to keep them on track. (more)

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  • 2000
  • 7:55
  • USA

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English

By WNYC's Radio Rookies

Karla Saavedra, 17, moved to Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood from Mexico two years ago. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 2:39
  • USA

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Not So Sweet on New School Lunch

By Azure Eller & Ali Lightfoot

Michelle Obama's new school lunch program gets sour reviews from Paonia High School students. (more)

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  • 2015
  • 3:01
  • US

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Where It's Not Junk

By Jackie Sojico

This is a story about what we sometimes do with the stuff that we don't use anymore. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 2:55
  • USA

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Dancing Away the Teaching Blues

By Julie Ma

Life experiences told by my neighbor and colleague: Chris Nho, the breakdancing math teacher. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 2:45
  • USA

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Chain of Missing Links - 35

By Milissa Orzolek

After learning of the bike shop's impending eviction, R.U.B.A.R.B. (Rusted Up Beyond All Recognition Bikes) volunteers share their memories and discuss possible future locations. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 2:59
  • USA

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The Purple and the White: What's up with Talley's Alley?

By David Green

The first in an occasional audio documentary series exploring the history, people, places and traditions of North Shore Country Day School (NSCDS) in Winnetka, IL. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 59:00
  • USA

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Re:sound #123: The Textbook War Show

By Various

This hour: one woman’s comments at a school board meeting in Kanawa County, West Virginia, become a catalyst for deep division within the school district, the county, the state, and the entire country. (more)

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  • 2015
  • 56:20
  • USA

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Re:sound #214 The Anchor Dreams Show

By Multiple

This hour, the story of a man who's ultimate goal is to become a national evening news anchor. (more)

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  • 2005
  • 2:01
  • USA

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Back to School in a Garbage Can

By Curie Youth Radio

A collage of love notes, tardy slips, and other high school detritus collected from high school garbage cans. Produced by Geraldo Hernandez and Giancarlo Hernandez for Curie Youth Radio. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Government! Hold My Hand . . .

By Zachary Baiel

A satirical collision of Indiana history and standardized testing. (more)

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