Audio Extras (cover)
A selection of our recent audio commentaries and first-person stories.
May 2006. Dana Gioia, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, talks about the importance of the arts in education and more about the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. (4:40). Read the related story.
May/June, 2006. Maureen Wanket, a freelance writer and an English teacher in Sacramento, California, recalls how a reading of The Catcher in the Rye changed her perspective (8:01). Read the related story.
March/April, 2006. Susan Van Kirk, a veteran educator in Monmouth, Illinois, recalls her experiences as a young high school teacher during the Viet Nam War (12:05). Read the related story.
March/April, 2006. Writer Vaishali Honawar talks about her reporting trip to India, where she examined the national interest in mathematics education (5:38). Read the related story.
January/February, 2006. Dennis Donoghue, a 6th grade teacher at Salisbury Elementary School in Massachusetts, recounts how a health video sparked an unexpectedly frank classroom discussion on sexuality (7:30). Read the related story.
September, 2005. Writer Bess Keller discusses her assignment in Kenya, where educators are dealing an extreme lack of resources and battling the spead of AIDS (15:42). Read the related story.
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