The Best of Our Knowledge

Fridays, 3pm - 3:30pm

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.

CD's of the program are available by calling:1-800-323-9262

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The Best of Our Knowledge
6:13 am
Mon July 14, 2008

The Best of Our Knowledge # 930

Albany, NY – WHAT THE EDUCATIONAL REFORM MOVEMENT CAN LEARN FROM SUCCESSFUL CHARTER SCHOOLS -

While charter schools continue to be debated, it appears charters have become
a fixture in the education landscape. So the question has changed from should they exist? To how charter schools can perform at even higher levels? And what can traditional public education learn from them?

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The Best of Our Knowledge
4:55 am
Mon July 7, 2008

The Best of Our Knowledge # 929

Albany, NY – NEW CHARTER SCHOOL OFFERS DRAMATIC SALARY INCREASE -

Listeners over the past several months have likely heard about various
education reform ideas that are being tried to improve education in America.
For instance, some schools are focusing more on math and science. Others,
on things like entrepreneurship

Well, the founder of a new charter school opening next year in New York City believes the answer is hire great teachers, and then pay them a LOT more money. Salaries range as much as $125,000 a year.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
5:47 am
Mon June 30, 2008

The Best of Our Knowledge # 928

Albany, NY – EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTARY: 2 MILLION MINUTES

Pt. 2 of 2, URGENCY NEEDED FOR TURNAROUND -

Educators this year are marking the 25th anniversary of A Nation at Risk. The report is considered a landmark event in modern American educational history. Among other things, it contributed to the ever growing (and often still present) sense that American schools are failing miserably. And it touched off a wave of local, state, and federal reform. 25 years later, many are saying U.S. education is A Nation Still at Risk.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
5:12 am
Mon June 23, 2008

The Best of Our Knowledge # 927

Albany, NY – SHOW BILLBOARD & OPEN - Dr. Karen Hitchcock and Glenn Busby. (2:00)

EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTARY: 2 MILLION MINUTES

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:08 am
Mon June 16, 2008

The Best of Our Knowledge # 926

Albany, NY – PRESIDENTIAL SERIES

ONLINE HIGHER EDUCATION, Pt. 2 of 2,
MILITARY AND MILITARY SPOUSES EDUCATION

While politicians in Washington continue to haggle over details of new
educational assistance for members of the military, other areas of the
government and private industry are moving ahead with efforts to do
something immediately.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
3:53 am
Mon June 9, 2008

The Best of Our Knowledge # 925

Albany, NY – PRESIDENTIAL SERIES

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The Best of Our Knowledge
4:45 am
Mon June 2, 2008

The Best of Our Knowledge # 924

Albany, NY – NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION SERIES

THE SOUNDS OF PROGRESS: THE CHANGING ROLE
OF GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

SISTERS IN SCIENCE: CAN A HOOK SHOT - - HOOK THE SCIENTIFIC MIND? TEACHING SCIENCE THROUGH SPORTS

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The Best of Our Knowledge
6:01 am
Mon May 26, 2008

The Best of Our Knowledge # 923

Albany, NY – DAILY LESSONS: INSIDE WESTERN GUILFORD HIGH SCHOOL DOCUMENTARY SERIES

GRADUATION AND THE MEANING OF HIGH SCHOOL -

It's graduation time for high school students all across North America.
It's a time of joy and celebration. But it can also be bittersweet. Students
are leaving friends, and may be unsure of their future. For us, it's also
a time to consider graduation rates and how they've declined over the
decades.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
10:58 am
Mon May 19, 2008

The Best of Our Knowledge # 922

Albany, NY – STUDENT LOAN CRISIS UPDATE/QUICK ACTION TAKEN -

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The Best of Our Knowledge
5:52 am
Mon May 12, 2008

The Best of Our Knowledge # 921

Albany, NY – BULLYING:
THE SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL IMPACT ON STUDENTS, Pt. 1 of 2 -

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