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    • How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America
    • By: Jay Mathews
    • Narrated by: J. Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
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    When Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin signed up for Teach for America right after college and found themselves utter failures in the classroom, they vowed to remake themselves into superior educators. They did that and more. In their early twenties, by sheer force of talent and determination never to take no for an answer, they created a wildly successful fifth-grade experience that would grow into the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), which today includes 66 schools in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

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    • Offering Too Many Choices Can Hurt Community Colleges and Their Students

    • By: Jay Mathews
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Offering Too Many Choices Can Hurt Community Colleges and Their Students" is from the October 02, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jay Mathews and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Teacher Development Is Built on 'Good Intentions’ and ‘False Assumptions’

    • By: Jay Mathews
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Teacher Development Is Built on 'Good Intentions’ and ‘False Assumptions’" is from the September 14, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jay Mathews and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Intense Competition for Teachers Inspires Urban Schools to Train Their Own

    • By: Jay Mathews
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    At the beginning of the D.C. public charter school surge two decades ago, the KIPP schools — because of their significant achievement gains — got the most attention and found many good teachers eager to be hired. But as the number of charters grew, it became more difficult for KIPP DC Executive Director Susan Schaeffler to find the people she wanted.

    "Intense Competition for Teachers Inspires Urban Schools to Train Their Own" is from the March 12, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jay Mathews and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • At One of D.C.’S Loveliest and Best Elementary Schools, These Parents Aren’t Happy

    • By: Jay Mathews
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Parental revolts in successful schools don’t happen often. But when they do, they are worth reporting. If a school is alienating smart and involved parents, that can affect morale. Administrators in many schools need to listen more to parents than they do.

    "At One of D.C.’S Loveliest and Best Elementary Schools, These Parents Aren’t Happy" is from the April 02, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jay Mathews and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Millions Take Ap Courses, but Percentage of Schools Offering Them Drops

    • By: Jay Mathews
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Millions Take Ap Courses, but Percentage of Schools Offering Them Drops" is from the Top stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jay Mathews and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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