Carolina Classrooms: Teacher Training and Retention
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Carolina Classrooms: Teacher Training and Retention

♪♪ ♪♪>>HELLO, AND WELCOME TO “CAROLINA CLASSROOMS.” I’M DAWN SAMPLES. HOW ARE TEACHERS TRAINED IN SOUTH CAROLINA? HOW ARE THEY RECRUITED? ONCE THEY’RE HIRED, HOW ARE THEY SUPPORTED AND ENCOURAGED TO STAY IN THEIR JOBS? ACCORDING TO CERRA, MORE THAN 6,000 CERTIFIED TEACHERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA DID NOT RETURN TO THEIR JOBS FOR THE 2016-17 […]

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Drones track endangered wildlife in Australian reserve

We’re out at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary and we’re here to radio track Bettongs. Over the last two and a half years we’ve been building and testing a drone to radio track wildlife. This is something that hasn’t been achieved before anywhere in the world. It’s not a simple problem, but we believe that we’ve […]

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The High Cost of Grade Retention
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The High Cost of Grade Retention

Howdy! In the 2015-16 academic year, over 38,000 Texas public school children were retained in grade. That means they stayed in the same grade for two consecutive years. The cost of that extra year of schooling, based on average Texas expenditure per pupil, was over three hundred and eighty four million dollars. One has to […]

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Has the crime wave crested? (1995) | THINK TANK
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Has the crime wave crested? (1995) | THINK TANK

Ben Wattenberg: Hello, I’m Ben Wattenberg. Crime is the number-one issue in America today, but violent crime rates are now dropping. Does this mean that the worst is behind us, or might it turn out to be just the calm before the storm? Joining us to sort through the conflict and the consensus are John […]

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