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The EdSurge Podcast

A weekly podcast about the future of education, featuring insightful conversations with educators, tech innovators and scholars, hosted by EdSurge's Jeff Young and other EdSurge reporters.

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New Series: Bootstraps: Merit, Myths and Education

There’s a longstanding tradition of prizing “merit” in deciding which students get access to the best educational opportunities in America. The narrative goes that a merit-based system allows anyone “to pull themselves up by their bootstraps” to land a slot in a selective public magnet school or an elite college. But does the current system achieve equality? Are there potentially better—or at least fairer—ways to allocate educational opportunity? This 6-episode podcast series explores those questions through in-depth reporting and compelling audio storytelling. See full details here, and look for new installments of this occasional series on the EdSurge Podcast feed.

Latest EdSurge Podcast Episode:

We Know How to Diversify STEM Fields. The Challenge Is Spreading What Works.

Freeman Hrabowski III, is a college president who has long fought for civil rights and racial justice. When he was 12 years old he marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. in Birmingham, Alabama—and got arrested. His program to help students major and persist in STEM fields hsa been shown to work, and several colleges are trying to replicate it.

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