Archive for the ‘Studying High School’ Category

What’s Wrong With Boys?

Friday, May 19th, 2006

As girls continue to outperform boys in public schools, single-sex education is gaining traction as the next big reform movement. Host Frank Stasio welcomes co-host Corey Webster, a senior at Durham’s Riverside High School. Together, they speak to: Rosemary Salomone, St. John’s University law professor and author of, “Same, Different, Equal: Rethinking Single-Sex Education” (Yale University Press/2003) about the so-called boy crisis in education. Russell Harper, principal of North Carolina A&T Middle College, and Elizabeth Hudgins, senior director of policy and research at Action for Children North Carolina, weigh in on what’s being done in North Carolina to help disadvantaged boys succeed in school. Listener call-in. (59:00

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Funding High Schools

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

When it comes to education spending, we hear a lot about per pupil expenditures, rich versus poor and school districts that just can’t make ends meet. But in an era in which the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given money to some eight percent of America’s public schools, should our needy schools turn to private funding to fill the void? Host Frank Stasio talks about the history of education funding in this country and about where the future of education funding lies. Guests include: Jacob Vigdor, associate professor of public policy studies and economics at the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University; John Dornan, executive director of the Public Schools Forum of North Carolina; Todd Cohen, editor and publisher of the Philanthropy Journal; Vann Langston, director of Triangle High Five; and Lindalyn Kakadelis, director of the North Carolina Education Alliance, a part of the John Locke Foundation. This Show is part of the Series, “North Carolina Voice: Studying High School.” (59:00)(Listener Call-In)

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Teens Talk

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

While parents and policymakers are consumed with the academic component of high school, students have much more than tests and grades on their minds. Host Frank Stasio recently sat down with ten students from Riverside High School in Durham to ask about their biggest concerns. On the next State of Things, from gossip and conformity, to staying safe and staying out of trouble…teenagers talk about high school. The conversation is part of the series “North Carolina Voices: Studying High School.” (59:00)

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Public Forum

Monday, May 15th, 2006

Are high schools failing our students? Or are they better than ever? We kick off our series “North Carolina Voices: Studying High School” with a public forum looking at the state of high schools. Hosted by Frank Stasio and recorded last month, guests include: Howard Lee, chairman of the North Carolina Board of Education; Willie Gilchrist, superintendent at Halifax County Schools; Steve Unruhe, teacher at Riverside H.S. in Durham; and Tony Habit, executive director, The New Schools Project. (59:00)

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High School Series Preview

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

High Schools: Host Frank Stasio speaks with three reporters from North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC – Laura Leslie, Rose Hoban, and Leoneda Inge – about their stories for the upcoming series “North Carolina Voices: Studying High School.” (20:00)

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