From COVID to censorship: How a right-wing book ban took hold in Bucks County
In exactly one year, a relatively large and diverse school district went from debating masks to targeting LGBTQ books. Here’s how it happened.
Air Date: July 7, 2022Listen 37:37
After the spotlight: How a book ban fight changed one Pa. community
A book ban put the Central York School in the national spotlight. Meet the people who defeated it — and discover how it changed them.
Air Date: June 30, 2022Listen 23:43
Teaching on the brink: How it feels to be an educator on the verge of quitting
There’s rising concern about the number of teachers who may leave the field. We asked them why. What they told us might surprise you.
Air Date: June 23, 2022Listen 38:19
Red tape: The untold stories of Philadelphia’s 1950s teacher purge
New tapes shed light on an old story: the suspension of 32 Philly teachers during the 1950s. We explore what happened, and what it tells us about ourselves.
Air Date: June 16, 2022Listen 49:32
Philly’s prodigal son: The making — and near breaking — of a Black male teacher
Shakoor Henderson is back in the city that nearly destroyed his parents — doing a job no one would have expected. All thanks to a teacher in his past.
Air Date: June 29, 2021Listen 41:00
Education lost and found: Lessons of the COVID year of schooling in the Philly area
Students parents and educators showed resilience and strength, but big questions remain about learning loss and interrupted social and emotional development.
Air Date: June 28, 2021Listen 55:30
Philly’s homicide crisis through a year of virtual school: A memorial to three student lives lost
In this edition of Schooled, we are telling the stories of three students who were killed in the past year during the nation’s other public health crisis: gun violence.
Air Date: March 18, 2021Listen 34:55
The class of 2020: Three students come of age as pandemic meets racial reckoning
The class of 2020 is bound for the history books. Here, we tell the stories of three students coming of age in a moment where the world feels both 'on hold' and 'on fire.’
Air Date: June 25, 2020Listen 34:11
Hope, love and basketball: Summer at North Philly’s Hank Gathers Rec Center
A summer at the Hank Gathers Rec Center will tell you everything about North Philadelphia that the headlines leave out.
Air Date: August 28, 2019Listen 45:44
Don’t eat the marshmallow: Students from a ‘no excuses’ charter grow up to tell the tale
"If you actually said, 'We’re gonna hold you accountable to setting up your students for life.' Then how does that change the work of that school?”
Air Date: August 21, 2019Listen 43:06
Last Chance High: Beautiful band of misfits fight to graduate — part two
What do we really mean when we say students are ready to graduate high school? Is there a baseline that we’re really willing to enforce?
Air Date: August 14, 2019Listen 24:32
Last Chance High: 'Beautiful band of misfits' fight to graduate
How one student fought to go from drug dealer who dropped out to high school diploma.
Air Date: August 7, 2019Listen 24:55
Schooled: Season Three Trailer
What does it really mean to get a good education? What is educational success? The third season of WHYY’s Schooled podcast explores these questions and more.
Air Date: July 31, 2019Listen 2:10
Special update: The story Jovan Weaver didn’t tell
In this special episode of Schooled we unpack the details of the Jovan Weaver vehicular homicide case and its larger implications.
Air Date: July 17, 2019Listen 15:28
You shouldn't be here: The story of Jovan Weaver and Wister Elementary School — part one
Principal Jovan Weaver knows well the trauma that many of his students experience. We hear his struggle to overcome a tumultuous childhood.
Air Date: April 25, 2018Listen 37:45
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