- Technology in the classroom: Help or hype?
From smart boards to interactive software to iPads, schools across the country are embracing technology. However, the technology isn't necessarily producing higher test scores. Are digital skills being overemphasized at the expense of the fundamentals?9:06 a.m.
Bill Tucker: Managing director of Education Sector, a think tank that focuses on education policy.
Peter Meyer: Senior policy fellow with the Thomas Fordham Institute and an editor with Education Next.
- An exile reflects on his native country.
Novelist Nuruddin Farah left Somalia in the early 1990s, but the landscape of his homeland, and all the suffering it has experienced, is vividly evoked in his writing. His new book details the forces that have wreaked havoc in the country.10:06 a.m.
Nuruddin Farah: Somali-born novelist and visiting professor of creative writing at the University of Minnesota, where he holds the Winton Chair in the liberal arts. His newest novel is "Crossbones."
- Books for the fall
As the weather turns cold, readers are looking for a good book to curl up with. Midmorning looks at the fall's big literary releases.10:45 a.m.
Marjorie Kehe: Book editor for the Christian Science Monitor. She also writes the Monitor's Chapter & Verse Blog.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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