Debating the value of higher education, Keeping schools open in COVID-19 outbreaks

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Students walk in the hallway of their middle school between classes.
In this photo taken Jan. 11, 2012, students fill the halls between classes at Aki Kurose Middle School in Seattle. Elaine Thompson/AP Photo

An education reporter details a new series exploring the “public perception puzzle” higher education is facing. Then, a science journalist talks school air quality and COVID as classes resume.

Featured in this Show

  • Conflicting perceptions of the value of a college education

    The Chronicle of Higher Education finds that people view a college education as essential for getting a good job, yet trust in higher education is eroding. We hear from a reporter who has embarked on a new series exploring higher education’s “public-perception puzzle.”

  • How schools can avoid remote learning as seasonal viruses spread

    We talk with a New York Times science and global health reporter about how improving air quality in schools can keep students safe from harsh pollutants and airborne illnesses.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Eric Kelderman Guest
  • Apoorva Mandavilli Guest

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