Education

Connect NY: Common Core in New York Schools

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Connect: NY, Conversations That Matter To You. WCNY’s Susan Arbetter hosts New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and a panel of education stakeholders to discuss the Common Core in New York schools. The program is the first of six episodes of Connect: NY to feature conversations about education issues in the Empire State.

Address to the United Nations Youth Assembly

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Speech by Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl who was shot in the face by extremists for standing up for the right of girls to be educated. This link includes a video, as well as text of the speech.

The Graduates/Los Graduados (2013)

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The Graduates explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six young Latino and Latina students from across the United States. More than a survey of contemporary policy debates, viewers gain a first-hand perspective on the different challenges facing Latino high school students and their families, educators and community leaders.

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High
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02:00
The Graduates/Los Graduados

What is Science? (2011)

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This instructive video describes what makes science different from other disciplines, while highlighting many exciting science career opportunities.

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Primary
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00:11
What is Science?

Ancient Egyptian Daily Life

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Many books about Ancient Egypt focus on the lives of the pharaohs, however this unique book instead paints a picture of daily life for more ordinary citizens. Readers will learn about how people were educated, what role women played in society, and what family life was like--including facts about what childhood was like in Ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egyptian Daily Life

Beyond F.A.T. City: A Look Back, A Look Ahead (2005)

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Offers practical strategies and inspirational advice for teachers and parents of children with learning disabilities who constantly struggle with Frustration, Anxiety, and Tension (F.A.T.)

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Professional
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01:30
Beyond F.A.T. City: A Look Back, A Look Ahead

How to do Homework Without Throwing Up (2004)

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When procrastinators Jack and Skye are suddenly thrown from Trevor's sketchpad into the Amazon jungle, they begin to see their assignments in a whole new light. Laugh along with Jack and Skye's hilarious adventure as they learn good homework skills such as making a homework schedule, finding a homework helper, eating healthy snacks, doing the hardest homework first, and more!

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Primary
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01:20
How to do Homework Without Throwing Up

2 Million Minutes: The 21st Century Solution (2009)

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Executive Producer Robert A. Compton has searched the world for the best high schools in the hopes of discovering a solution to America's education crisis. Then, in one of the poorest areas of America, Compton discovered a school that teaches ordinary U.S. children at an extraordinarily high academic level.

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Middle
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00:50
2 Million Minutes: The 21st Century Solution

2 Million Minutes in India (2008)

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In 2007 the provocative documentary film Two Million Minutes: A Global Examination premiered. Comparing and contrasting the two million minutes of high school in India, China and the U.S., the film raised awareness and rattled cages from Harvard to the halls of power.

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Middle
High
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01:10
2 Million Minutes in India

2 Million Minutes in China (2008)

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In 2007 the provocative documentary film 2 Million Minutes: A Global Examination premiered. Comparing and contrasting the two million minutes of high school in India, China and the U.S., the film raised awareness and rattled cages from Harvard to the halls of power.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
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01:10
2 Million Minutes in China

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