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Every day, faculty members at schools and universities throughout the world are making discoveries that shape our ways of thinking and redefine our understanding of today's knowledge-driven society. Since 1990, The Best of Our Knowledge has highlighted breakthroughs across disciplines and across the globe, putting you in touch with the men and women at the forefront of their fields. Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to college campuses, looks at the latest research, and invites commentary from experts and administrators from all levels of education.

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Every day, faculty members at schools and universities throughout the world are making discoveries that shape our ways of thinking and redefine our understanding of today's knowledge-driven society. Since 1990, The Best of Our Knowledge has highlighted breakthroughs across disciplines and across the globe, putting you in touch with the men and women at the forefront of their fields. Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to college campuses, looks at the latest research, and invites commentary from experts and administrators from all levels of education.

    #1559: Reopening Schools Amid COVID-19 | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    #1559: Reopening Schools Amid COVID-19 | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    This week on The Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear the results of a Junior Achievement survey. The survey discusses reopening schools amid COVID-19. We’ll also learn how the army is adjusting its recruiting strategy, look at the results of distance learning, and spend an Academic Minute respecting digital literacy. The debate about reopening schools […]

    • 27 min
    #1558: School Librarians Fight COVID Slide | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    #1558: School Librarians Fight COVID Slide | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    This week on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear about the fight against COVID slide. Summer slide happens every year. When students return to school they lost just a bit of their learning momentum over vacation and need to crank it up again. This year educators are worried about a much larger COVID slide […]

    • 27 min
    #1557: Skills 21 & Teacher Hiring In A Recession | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    #1557: Skills 21 & Teacher Hiring In A Recession | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    Skills 21 is a program in Connecticut that has challenged students to innovate and be creative for years. Earlier this year, along with the rest of us, they had to change their program. Today on The Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll how about this resource for students has adapted. Skills 21 offers team driven, challenge based […]

    • 27 min
    #1556: Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    #1556: Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    Nearly five million young people, more than 10 percent of youth aged sixteen to twenty-four, experience entry into adulthood as abrupt abandonment. This week on The Best Of Our Knowledge, we speak to Journalist Anne Kim, who discusses this generation of young people in her new book Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth and the Crisis of […]

    • 27 min
    #1555: Demagogue – The Life Of Senator Joe McCarthy | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    #1555: Demagogue – The Life Of Senator Joe McCarthy | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    On this week’s The Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk about the new biography Demagogue – The Life and Long Shadow Of Senator Joe McCarthy, by author Larry Tye. For a short time beginning in 1950, Senator Joe McCarthy was one of the most powerful political figures in the nation. Seven years later, he died […]

    • 27 min
    #1554: The Segregationist History Of School Choice | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    #1554: The Segregationist History Of School Choice | The Best Of Our Knowledge

    Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear about the segregationist history of the school choice movement. School choice has been an explosive issue since the day the term was first coined. It was largely touted as a system that would ensure underprivileged young people would have equal opportunity in education. However, in his […]

    • 27 min

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