Melanie Woodwas the first American-born woman to be one of the top 5 scorers and earn the title of a Putnam Fellow. Now a math professor at the University of Wisconsin, she walks Dick through a serious math problem.
After Emily Sirota had a baby, she wanted to become active in improving Denver's public schools. She entered the school board race on a platform opposing vouchers, never imagining that her opponents would generate unprecedented amounts of corporate cash to try to defeat her.
Teachers in Clintondale High School, just outside of Detroit, have reversed the places where students do schoolwork and homework. Dick talks to a student, a teacher, and the principal about the strategy known as flipping.