On June 17, 1972, five men were arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C., setting off the political scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon. The arrest prompted a series…
As the debate over comprehensive immigration reform heats up in Congress, evangelical Christian church leaders have received attention recently for publicly advocating better policy towards undocumented immigrants. While evangelical congregations have historically been mostly white and English-speaking, many Latino immigrants…
Britain’s Prince Harry is in the United States hoping to draw attention to the worldwide problem of unexploded landmines, which kill an estimated 15,000 people in 70 countries every year. Soon after the prince touched down on American soil May…
After news broke that Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status during the 2012 presidential campaign, the White House worked quickly to distance itself from the allegations. “If you’ve got the IRS operating in anything…
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs connect middle and high school students to local PBS stations and news professionals in their community to produce original, student-generated video news reports. Check out our full video journalism curriculum and find out how you can become a Lab! Learn more on the SRL
PBS newshour Extra
Extra Twitter Feeds
Tooltip of editor choice block
"One Nation Under God?" Students Explore Pledge Options
Students of Granby High School in Virginia explore how faculty members and their peers feel about the Pledge of Allegiance's "Under God" phrase.Learn more
Recent education news from around the country.
- Headed to Law School? Lower your expectationsRecent law school grads face a tough job market, daunting student loans and -- if they land a job -- a demanding work environment. Steven Harper's "The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis" serves as a wake up call and warning for students disillusioned by the prestigious lawyers they watch on T.V. In the book, Harper, a Northwestern Universi […]
- In India, Organization of Learning Centers Seeks to Spark Enthusiasm for SchoolWatch Video | Listen to the AudioJEFFREY BROWN: Next, Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from India on a group that's put together perhaps the world's largest campaign to improve remedial education. His story is part of our Agents for Change series. FRED DE SAM LAZARO: Madhav Chavan is trying to revolutionize the way India's children learn and the way […]
- Inspiring Science With Frozen Roadkill and Harvested Whale BonesSpencer Michels interviewed Dan Sudran from San Francisco's Mission Science Workshop, who uses unlikely objects in an unlikely place to inspire kids about science. When San Francisco's newly constructed Exploratorium opened this spring on a pier sticking out into San Francisco Bay, it received plenty of plaudits from the press and others. The hands […]
PBS NewsHour Videos
A daily video from the PBS NewsHour accompanied by warm-up and discussion questions as well as suggestions for assessment and extension activities.
Browse high-quality, free lesson plans and teaching tools that make it easy to bring current events and issues into the classroom. Lesson plans are aligned to National and Common Core Standards.
Original student produced content including text, audio and video essays that allow young people to speak out on issues important to them.
“Civic education is so underrated. My experience in this program will carry me further than anything else I've learned in my public education so far.
Do Now is a monthly collaboration between PBS NewsHour Extra and KQED in San Francisco to help students engage with and respond to current issues using social media tools.Tweets about "#KQEDDoNow"
PBS NewsHour Support From
PBS NewsHour Extra is proudly sponsored by the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, BNSF Railway and individual supporters.
A public media initiative to investigate the dropout issue, highlight solutions and raise graduation rates.
- Can Celebrities Influence a Student's Decision to Stay in School?Actor Mark Wahlberg encourages students at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., to stay in school. Photo by T.C. Williams Student Reporting Lab. The Journal of Pediatrics recently released results of a study conducted in the United Kingdom that indicated celebrity endorsement of a food product increased a child's consumption of it. In other wor […]
- Can an Increase for National High School Graduation Rates Be Trusted?Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now to our series on dropouts and what educators are trying to get more high school students to graduate. We have spent much time chronicling the problem and looking at different approaches that make a difference. There's been better news to report of late, but with graduation season coming soon, there […]