Audio Galleries

Edweek.org regularly supplements news and In Perspective articles with expanded audio features. Below is a selection of some of our recent projects. Also, see our collection of Photo Galleries.

November 1, 2011 A service called Bookshare makes traditional books quickly accessible for students with certain disabilities.

June 10, 2011 Education Week reporters discuss their findings in compiling stories for the 2011 edition of Diplomas Count.

May 24, 2011 Futures Education, a private Massachusetts company, specializes in showing districts how to rethink the way they staff and deliver special education services.

May 18, 2011 The East Providence, R.I., schools enlisted a local psychiatric hospital to help reduce the number of students bused out of the district for special services.

November 2, 2010 Education Week reporters Alyson Klein and Sean Cavanagh discuss the top races to watch and the implications that the results could have for education.

December 10, 2008 The secretary of education works on global education issues, but efforts to help schools comply with the No Child Left Behind Act will be her legacy.

May 7, 2008 South Carolina sees a statewide push for single-gender programs as a way to boost public school choice and scores. But critics question the effort's pace and wisdom. Dwayne McClary, a first-year teacher at Kingstree Junior High School, talks about teaching single gender classes.

September 12, 2007 Kim A. Rice, the chief information officer for the Boston school system, discusses the challenges of modernizing technology in an urban district.

June 20, 2007 John Q. Porter, the deputy superintendent for the office of information and organizational systems in the Montgomery County, Md., school system, talks about technology leadership and his future as a superintendent.

June 1, 2007 A Texas school district marks the 25th anniversary of Plyler v. Doe, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision which barred public schools from charging tuition for undocumented children. Listen to interviews with James Plyler, former superintendent of the Tyler public schools, and John C. Hardy, attorney for the district in this case.

Mar. 21, 2007 Interviews with parents and students about learning their heritage and views on the Navajo Language Immersion School.

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December 20, 2006 “Unschooling,” an educational approach that allows children to decide what and when they want to learn, is the subject of much debate among home-schoolers and traditional school advocates.

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December 13, 2006 At the invitation of the Chicago school board, the actor and comedian Bill Cosby shared his sometimes-controversial message about responsibility with some 9,000 parents here last week, urging them to take charge of their households.

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December 13, 2006 The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week on the constitutionality of using race as a tool in assigning students to public schools, in two cases in which advocates on both sides claim to be defending the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education and the nation’s commitment to equality.

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November 8, 2006 The Boystown shelter in southwest Miami is a public school like few others. The school is for children classified by the federal government as "unaccompanied minors," meaning they were without their parents when caught by immigration officials.

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