Education


New! Agree to Disagree: Should the SAT Be Erased?: A Debate 51 min.

In 2021, 1.5 million high school students in the United States took the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), down from 2.2 million the year before. The Covid-19 pandemic played a big role in the decision among many schools to cancel the test, and led many to question the role and importance of standardized exams like the SAT and the American College Testing (ACT). Currently, more than 75 percent of col...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Berkeley Diversity 7 min.

Past Supreme Court rulings have allowed colleges to consider race in their admissions processes and about 40 percent do. But the justices will soon revisit the issue and could overturn years of precedent. In this NewsHour segement, John Yang visits Berkeley, looking at their big push to improve diversity without the consideration of race or sex in the admissions process.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Zebras: Gifted People 66 min.

“Gifted people are like zebras, wonderful and indomitable animals,” said psychologist Jeanne Siaud-Facchin. Psychologists define intelligence as a general mental ability for reasoning and solving problems that integrates a range of specific mental abilities. It can be seen as the mental glue that binds together all these abilities. But what’s it really like being very intelligent? Having these...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

COVID and Higher Ed 5 min.

This brief program explores challenges faced by institutions of higher education as they seek to accommodate disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New to Our Collection! New School 35 min.

Imagine an education system that caters to the needs of all students, an equitable system that activates deep learning, inquiry and agency. While our world has shifted significantly over the last century, our basic schooling model has remained the same. With examples from the Australian school system , this program helps to reimagine what school can be. It features interviews with principals, teac...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

My Name is Pedro 99 min.

My Name Is Pedro is an essential and timely reminder of the importance of great educators that exist within the infrastructure of our country's public education system. This award-winning film, from first time director Lillian LaSalle, explores the seemingly impossible journey of South Bronx Latino educator and maverick, Pedro Santana, a former "special ed" student, whose mantra is - every kid can...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Curriculum Coordinator—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight 22 min.

What is it like to be a curriculum coordinator? In this Career Q&A video interview, Melissa Ruddle, talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success in education. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Characteristics of Effective Learning: An Overview 11 min.

This program offers an overview of the characteristcs of effective learning, looking at playing and exploring, active learning, and thinking creatively and critically. It shows how newborns are natural learners as they develop and learn with all their senses. It shows older children who begin to plan their approaches to problem-solving and are increasingly able to monitor their efforts, to alter t...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Forgive Student Debt 74 min.

Facing growing discontent over rising student loan repayments that burden many young Americans, some are calling on lawmakers in Washington to forgive—that is, cancel—much of the $1.7 trillion that students have borrowed from the federal government to finance their educations. Canceling student debt, supporters argue, would help level the playing field, stimulate the economy, and free graduates to...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

No Small Matter 74 min.

No Small Matter is built from stories of real children, families, and teachers, illustrating the impact of high-quality early childhood experiences. We meet parents who are struggling to do their best for their kids, incredible teachers who model what early childhood classrooms should and could be like, and children learning and developing in real time. These positive, hopeful stories serve as mot...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020