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“The Measure of Everyday Life” is a weekly public radio program featuring researchers, practitioners, and professionals discussing their work to improve the human condition. Independent Weekly has called the show ‘unexpected’ and ‘diverse’ and notes that the show ‘brings big questions to radio.'

Episodes air Sunday nights at 6:30 PM EST in the Raleigh-Durham, NC, media market (and also are streamed internationally through WNCU) and are available online the Wednesday following the original airing. WNCU produces the show with major underwriting from the nonprofit RTI International.

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Jan 10, 2018

American culture is obsessed with rating everything. Schools are no exception. How are schools ranked? How do those ratings affect the behaviors of parents and students?

Ben Dalton is an education researcher and the director of the U.S. News & World Report "Best High Schools National Rankings". In this episode, he joins us to demystify school rankings.