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The EdSurge Podcast

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.

You can follow the podcast on the Apple Podcast app, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen. Or subscribe to our podcast newsletter to get new episodes each week in your email inbox.

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How to Make Classes More Active, and Why It Matters

Longtime professor Cathy Davidson is on a mission these days to promote the practice of active learning. And she says the stakes are higher than people might realize. It’s not just about test scores and whether people learn. She thinks there’s an ethical issue that sometimes gets lost in discussions about teaching.

Second Acts Series

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There are 36 million Americans who have earned some college credit, but not an actual degree. More colleges than ever are trying to help these students return to finish what they started. But so far, colleges are better at attracting these learners than helping them get across the finish line. Why is it so hard? What do these students want? What challenges do they face? And what strategies seem to be working?

EdSurge is digging into the struggles of returning adult college students in this three-episode narrative podcast 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.

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