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APM Reports' award-winning documentary team has created three new education specials for fall 2019, available for broadcast beginning August 6.

Docs and Specials

Students on the Move: Keeping uprooted kids in school

Frequent moves are hard on kids. A growing body of research says children with unstable housing are more likely to struggle in school and more likely to drop out - and millions of children in the United States face housing challenges.

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2019 Fall Education Series

Under a Watchful Eye: How colleges are tracking students to boost graduation

Colleges need more students to graduate, so many are embracing a tool used by corporations and social media companies to track the clicks and movements of their customers: big data.

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2019 Fall Education Series

At a Loss for Words: What's wrong with how schools teach reading

There's an idea about how people read words that's deeply embedded in teaching practices and curriculum materials used in most elementary school classrooms. While the idea has been disproven by cognitive scientists, it continues to be taught in teacher preparation programs, promoted in professional development sessions, and marketed by publishers.

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APM Reports also produces stand alone one-hour specials. Check out the APM Reports Docs and Specials page for more details.

Docs and Specials

Fading Minds: Why there’s still no cure for Alzheimer's

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Docs and Specials

Uprooted: The 1950s plan to erase Indian Country

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Docs and Specials

Soldiers for Peace

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Docs and Specials

Spotlight on Indigenous Relocation

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