Christopher Emdin with Emily Bailin

Dr. Christopher Emdin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also serves as Director of Science Education at the Center for Health Equity and Urban Science Education. He is also a Caperton Fellow and Hip-Hop Archive Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at…

Kiran Bir Sethi with Deirdre Faughey

Kiran Bir Sethi founded the Riverside School, in Ahmedabad, India, in 2001. Her school is based on the idea that students learn best when they believe that they have agency (the school slogan is “I can”). The students at Riverside become involved in local issues, research and design their own learning, and believe in their own…

Stephanie Krauss with Deirdre Faughey

Stephanie Krauss appeared on the PBS Newshour recently to discuss the Shearwater High School, which she founded at the age of 21. A high school dropout herself, Krauss knew firsthand some of the barriers that make success at school so elusive for some students. She agreed to speak with Deirdre Faughey (via cell phone) about…