Education

The Address

Sun, 09/13/2015 - 2:00pm

Watch as students from the Greenwood School memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address.

Rochester Teen Film Festival

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 5:30pm

See the winning entries from this collaborative, juried media competition.

Rethinking College

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 8:30pm

Rethinking College, a 25-minute film produced by Think College, explores the growing movement to include students with intellectual disabilities in higher education.

Local USA: Finding One's Voice

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 9:00pm

Searching for an artistic voice and a way of expressing oneself.

Why this dog looks a little sad . . .

 

The reason? This handsome dog will be missing owner Bob Sneider, the hardest-working jazz guitarist during The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.  He (Bob) hosts jam sessions every night with his Trio, among other things.  I caught up with Bob on the interwebs.

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With the Jazz Festival here again, this must be a crazy and fulfilling time for you.  How do you prepare for those late night jam sessions?

 There is no preparing for the jam sessions. Years of practicing and developing a repertoire of several hundred songs and flexibility to play them in other keys / tempos helps. Physically, I am a gym rat. I go to the gym every day during the fest. Swim and cardio vascular stuff. That helps with endurance. Being mentally alert and thinking about planning the sets and working the list of sitters-in is key. I do not drink at all — just water and coffee.

NPR Series: The Truth About America's Graduation Rate

On-Demand

The national graduation rate is at an all-time high — 81 percent. What's the story behind that 81 percent?

Beyond the Classroom-Local, USA

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 9:00pm

Race to Nowhere features the heartbreaking stories of students pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing and the relentless pressure to achieve. 

Central Standard: On Education: On-Demand

On-Demand

Central Standard is a series of short documentaries that show that follow five Chicago students in and out of school as they prepare for high school. Watch On-Demand

The Rule

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:30am

The Rule tells a rare story of success. In Newark, New Jersey, where the average high school graduation rate is abysmal, St. Benedict's Prep is the exception - with a near 100 percent college acceptance rate. (3 Re-airs)

GoPublic: A Day in the Life of An American School District

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 2:00pm

GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District is a 90-minute video document of a single day in an urban public school district, from sun up to long after sundown. 

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