American Education

StudioTulsa
2:30 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

"The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem"

Aired on Thursday, July 10th.

Could America's current student loan debt --- which now exceeds $1 trillion and is predicted to reach $2 trillion by 2020 --- somehow become the sequel to the mortgage meltdown? Some economists think it's possible. Our guest on this edition of ST is Eric Best, an Assistant Professor of Emergency Management at Jacksonville State University. Along with his father, sociologist Joel Best of the University of Delaware, Eric is the co-author of "The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem" (University of California Press).

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StudioTulsa
4:51 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Making the Case Against HB 3399, Which Would Remove Oklahoma from the Common Core Initiative

Aired on Tuesday, June 3rd.

On May 23rd, the Oklahoma State Legislature approved HB 3399, a bill which would, if it became law, withdraw this state from the Common Core State Standards initiative. This bill is now on Gov. Mary Fallin's desk, awaiting her decision; the Governor has until June 7th to sign the bill into law, or veto it, or do nothing (in which case the bill will not take effect).

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StudioTulsa
4:42 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

"The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change"

Aired on Tuesday, May 20th.

What if a bright young guy who had enough brains, training, and ambition to thrive on Wall Street suddenly decided --- in his mid-twenties, while watching an especially "passionate" pianist perform at a concert --- to give up on all the money and glory associated with his fledgling career...in order to start a small, independent nonprofit dedicated to building schools in the world's poorest regions? On this edition of ST, we meet just such a person.

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StudioTulsa
5:41 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

The Keynote Speaker at the Franklin Center's 2014 Symposium on Reconciliation: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

Aired on Tuesday, May 13th.

Tulsa's John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation will present its 2014 National Symposium on Reconciliation in America on May 29th and 30th here in our city; the theme for this 5th annual symposium is "Education for Reconciliation." (You can learn more about this upcoming event here.) On today's installment of ST, we speak with the keynote speaker for that symposium, Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, who has been president of UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992. Dr.

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StudioTulsa
3:37 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

"Freedom’s School" --- A New Documentary Film Profiling Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School

Aired on Tuesday, April 29th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Andrea Jobe, a local filmmaker whose latest offering is a 45-minute documentary about the history and development of Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School. The school celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, and as Jobe tells us on today's program, her just-completed film profiles not just BTW but also the wider community of Tulsa.

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StudioTulsa
4:19 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

"Why Kids Need to Read What They Want --- and Why We Should Let Them"

Aired on Thursday, January 9th.

Our guest is Michael Smith, a professor of teaching and learning at the Temple University College of Education.

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StudioTulsa
12:29 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Tough Talk --- and Hard Truths --- about America's Public Schools from Dr. Steve Perry

Aired on Friday, February 22nd.

On StudioTulsa today, we speak by phone with Dr. Steve Perry, a passionate, down-to-earth, and plainspoken --- make that outspoken --- education-reform advocate who's best known as the founder and principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. This school has sent one-hundred percent of its predominantly low-income, minority, first-generation high-school graduates to four-year colleges every year since its first class graduated in 2006. Dr.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Wed September 12, 2012

TU Only Oklahoma School On Best College List

U.S. News & World Report's 2013 edition of Best Colleges has named The University of Tulsa as the 83rd best national research university.

This marks the 10th consecutive year that TU has been listed in the top 100 national universities --- TU is the only Oklahoma university to be included in the top 100. The publication's 2013 rankings, released on Sept. 12th, also show TU at 48th among the nation’s private doctoral universities.

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StudioTulsa
1:43 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

"What Teachers Make" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Thursday, July 26th.

(Note: This program originally aired back in April.) We speak by phone with the noted performance poet, former middle-school teacher, and current teachers' advocate Taylor Mali. His new book --- "What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World" --- is based on a poem that he wrote several years ago, a spirited and encouraging defense of the teaching profession that has, by now, been seen and forwarded millions of times on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and elsewhere.

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StudioTulsa
4:04 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

A Conversation with Gary Peluso-Verdend, President of Phillips Theological Seminary

Aired on Thursday, July 12th.

Our guest on ST is Gary Peluso-Verdend, President of Phillips Theological Seminary (or PTS) here in Tulsa. Established in 1907, PTS recently changed both its identity and mission statements.

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