- How to close the achievement gap
One of the great challenges for educators is the widening achievement gap between students of different races and different economic backgrounds. The directors of two charter schools join Midmorning to discuss their efforts to close that gap, and create a culture of achievement among minority and low-income students.9:06 a.m.
Tim King: Founder and CEO of Urban Prep Charter Academy. He was recently named People Magazine's hero of the year.
Sehba Ali: founder of the KIPP Heartwood Academy and currently chief academic officer of KIPP's Bay Area Schools.
- How disgraced public figures can find redemption
When popular public figures fail us with a faux pas or massive mistake, some lose face and disappear from sight. But a special few are more resilient. Midmorning asks how these redeemed are able to polish their image back up and whether the public should forgive them at all.10:06 a.m.
Mary Elizabeth Williams: Staff writer for Salon and the culture correspondent for The Takeaway. She is also the author of "Gimme Shelter: My Three Years Searching for the American Dream."
Patrick Field: Managing Director of North American Programs at CBI and Associate Director of the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program. He is author of "Dealing with an Angry Public."
- Making of the National Book Awards
Rocker icon Patti Smith took home the nonfiction prize for the just announced National Book Awards. This prestigious award recognizes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people's literature, but some critics may argue that the judges don't always get it right.10:45 a.m.
Harold Augenbraum: is executive director of the National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards.
Mark Athitakis: is book critic and blogger/editor of American Fiction Notes.
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