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The Sold A Story podcast

For more than a generation, children have been taught to read using the “three cueing system,” even though it was debunked by cognitive scientists decades ago. In this new American Public Media podcast, host Emily Hanford investigates the influential authors who promote this approach and the company that sells their work. 

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Climate change vs schools

Climate change is already affecting America’s children, disrupting their learning and devastating school infrastructure. We explore its future toll on kids and how the education system can adapt.

Child care in shambles

The coronavirus pandemic has strained the already fragile child care industry. Without government support, it’s likely to topple.

Education post-Roe

How will the end to a constitutional right to abortion affect schools and students? We explore the impact of the recent Supreme Court ruling on education. 

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