Education Documentaries from APM Reports

(Rochester, NY) – APM's education series of documentaries focused on our education system continues in September. The series airs Sundays at 9 p.m. September 2-16, 2018 on AM 1370. 

Still Rising: First-Generation College Students a Decade Later airs Sunday, September 2 at 9 p.m.
Mario Martinez and Katy Sorto were the first in their families to go to college. They started at community college in 2008 and hoped to earn degrees. But the odds were against them. This documentary tells their stories 10 years later.

Old Idea, New Economy: Rediscovering Apprenticeships airs Sunday, September 9 at 9 p.m.
Apprenticeships can provide a ticket to the middle class for people who’ve been left behind by “college for all.” Supporters on both the right and the left say the “earn while you learn” approach can help create a more skilled workforce, provide a path to solid, middle-class careers, and serve as a needed corrective to the “college for all” push that has left some students with piles of debt and no obvious career.

Hard Words: Why Aren’t Our Kids Being Taught to Read? airs Sunday, September 16 at 9 p.m.
More than half of American kids can’t read very well because schools are failing to provide effective reading instruction. Now, there is definitive evidence from neuroscience on how the brain learns to read, and it suggests very different approaches. This documentary explores why the reading science is not making its way into American classrooms and what can be done about it.

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