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Sweet Briar College was about to close after struggling with dwindling enrollment and other problems. An alumni group raised more than 20 million dollars in pledges to keep the doors open, but the school's survival is still deeply in doubt.

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    The Future of Historically Black Colleges

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities proliferated throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many white schools refused to admit African Americans, especially in the South. Our guest this week feels HBCUs still serve a crucial role in higher education.
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    Talking About Race in Schools

    Over the past year, race relations have dominated the news cycle. This can bring up difficult questions, especially for parents and teachers. Our guest Yolanda Moses says Americans need to find more ways to talk about race in schools.
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American RadioWorks |
Image: Sweet Briar College web site

Sweet Briar Returns

Sweet Briar College was about to close after struggling with dwindling enrollment and other problems. An alumni group raised more than 20 million dollars in pledges to keep the doors open, but the school's survival is still deeply in doubt.

Recent Posts

  • 07.15.15

    The Future of Historically Black Colleges

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities proliferated throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many white schools refused to admit African Americans, especially in the South. Our guest this week feels HBCUs still serve a crucial role in higher education.
  • 07.07.15

    Talking About Race in Schools

    Over the past year, race relations have dominated the news cycle. This can bring up difficult questions, especially for parents and teachers. Our guest Yolanda Moses says Americans need to find more ways to talk about race in schools.
  • 07.02.15

    Minorities and Special Ed

    For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.
  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

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American Jewish Committee - $61,217.50 spent on 6 trips
38.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
61.1% spent on Republican Party

KIRK, MARK STEVEN - Republican Party
November 17, 2001 - November 25, 2001 (9 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel - Haifa, Israel - Amman, Jordan
Co-sponsor(s): Project Interchange
Purpose - observe and study Israeli defense situation and meet with Israeli and Jordanian officials
Total Cost - $12,766.00

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): Project Interchange
Purpose - Educational seminars in Jordan & Israel
Total Cost - $6,461.75

CHABOT, STEVE - Republican Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): Project Interchange
Purpose - Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Total Cost - $12,564.50

STRICKLAND, TED - Democratic Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): Project Interchange
Purpose - Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Total Cost - $6,467.75

ROS-LEHTINEN, ILEANA - Republican Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): Project Interchange
Purpose - Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Total Cost - $12,051.50

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): Project Interchange
Purpose - Educational seminars and meeting in Jordan and Israel
Total Cost - $10,906.00

American RadioWorks |
Image: Sweet Briar College web site

Sweet Briar Returns

Sweet Briar College was about to close after struggling with dwindling enrollment and other problems. An alumni group raised more than 20 million dollars in pledges to keep the doors open, but the school's survival is still deeply in doubt.

Recent Posts

  • 07.15.15

    The Future of Historically Black Colleges

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities proliferated throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many white schools refused to admit African Americans, especially in the South. Our guest this week feels HBCUs still serve a crucial role in higher education.
  • 07.07.15

    Talking About Race in Schools

    Over the past year, race relations have dominated the news cycle. This can bring up difficult questions, especially for parents and teachers. Our guest Yolanda Moses says Americans need to find more ways to talk about race in schools.
  • 07.02.15

    Minorities and Special Ed

    For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.
  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.