Three-part education documentary to air in place of Smart Talk

Smart Talk will return on Thursday, August 29


Monday, August 26

Under a Watchful Eye: How colleges are tracking students to boost graduation –  Reporter Jill Barshay of the Hechinger Report teams up with APM Reports to examine the growing use of predictive analytics to get more students across the finish line and deliver more revenue to school – and how that’s reshaping the college experience.

Tuesday, August 27

Students on the Move: Keeping uprooted kids in school – This documentary focuses on two groups who often change addresses – homeless kids and children of migrant farm workers – and explores efforts to help these students do well in school.

Wednesday, August 28

At a Loss for Words: What’s wrong with how schools teach reading – This documentary – a follow-up to last year’s “Hard Words: Why aren’t kids being taught to read?” – investigates where the idea comes from, why it holds on, and how it harms kids.

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