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Order 9066

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Order 9066: Japanese American Incarceration in WWII

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, just months after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Some 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were forced from their homes on the West Coast and sent to one of ten "relocation" camps, where they were imprisoned behind barbed wire for the length of the war. Two-thirds of them were American citizens.

Order 9066 is produced as a collaboration with the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

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2018 Fall Education Series

“Changing Class: Are Colleges Helping Americans Move Up?”

A new project by a group of economists shows that some colleges are doing a much better job than others when it comes to promoting social mobility.

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2018 Fall Education Series

“Still Rising: First Generation College Students a Decade Later”

Mario Martinez and Katy Sorto were the first in their families to go to college. This APM Reports documentary tells their remarkable stories 10 years later and provides a rare window on the personal experience of trying to move up through education.

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2018 Fall Education Series

“Old Idea, New Economy: Rediscovering Apprenticeships”

In this APM Reports documentary, we ask: How can apprenticeships expand to include careers beyond the traditional trades and reach new populations searching for a foothold in the middle class?

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2018 Fall Education Series

“Hard Words: Why American Kids Aren’t Being Taught to Read”

This APM Reports documentary explores why the reading science is not making its way into American classrooms – or teacher preparation programs – and what can be done about it.

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