- The case against summer vacation
Summer vacation is an ingrained element of American childhood. But research on summer learning loss indicates that many lower class students are being hurt by an extended period away from school. Are summer enrichment programs the answer, or do we need to rethink the school year?9:06 a.m.
Harris Cooper: Professor of education, psychology and neuroscience at Duke University.
Mary Barrie: Director of alternative and extended learning programs for the Minneapolis School District.
Brenda McLaughlin: Vice president of community initiatives for the National Summer Learning Association.
- Retracing Mallory's steps on Everest
An American mountain climber and mountaineer retraced the journey of both Shackleton and George Mallory, discovering Mallory's body on Mount Everest.10:06 a.m.
Conrad Anker: Arctic explorer. His latest National Geographic Film is called "The Wildest Dream."
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