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- What it will take to ‘build’ better teachersFrom revamping state teacher evaluation and tenure systems to pushing for higher admissions standards and more hands-on experience in teacher preparation programs, states are trying a long list of reforms aimed at improving teacher quality. In her book “Building a Better Teacher,” Elizabeth Green looks at what researchers know about what makes teachers effec […]
- California school district rewrites menu for student lunchesWatch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSPolitical fight simmers over school lunch menu changes 524 schools drop out of the national school lunch program Chefs cook up ideas for healthy school lunches GWEN IFILL: Finally tonight: With the new school year now in full swing, one urban district in California is implementing an ambitious plan to transform […]
- The U.S. gov. wants you to get the most from your college investmentPhoto of 2012 Vassar College commencement by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images. This summer, the PBS NewsHour’s Rethinking College series explored the changing landscape of American higher education. Recently, Ted Mitchell, under secretary of education, sat down with the NewsHour to talk about the recent push for experimentation with competency-based college degre […]
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- Could students benefit from year-round school?Watch Video | Listen to the AudioALISON STEWART: When Bryan and Laura cooper moved to Charleston from Beckley, West Virginia two years ago with their young sons, they were apprehensive about the local school in their new neighborhood. It was on a year-round calendar, where kids start school just after July 4th. LAURA COOPER: It sounded to me like the kids we […]
- Today’s Freedom Schools work to empower homeless children, juvenile offendersSeven small yellow tricycles stand alongside a fence in the playground at Malcolm X Elementary school in Washington D.C., and a group of kids who are clearly too big to ride them climb on, preparing to race. It is a rare opportunity for play for some of these children who live in the D.C. General Homeless Shelter, the city’s largest facility of its kind. The […]