federal funding

  • September 5, 2012  

    Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Antonio Villaraigosa, mayor of Los Angeles and chair of the Convention, talk to Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill about the boom of city migration in the last few decades, how major metropolitan centers drive the U.S. economy and how local governments resolve major conflicts. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2009  

    President Barack Obama called for big changes in education earlier this week. John Merrow profiles Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who will be heading up the president’s calls for reform and who may bring new strategies to the education policy arena. Continue reading

  • February 5, 2009   BY  

    President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday to create a White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships to help nonprofits and local groups improve their communities with help from the government and other organizations. Continue reading

  • January 29, 2009  

    Stem cell scientists anticipate a loosening of federal research funding restrictions under the Obama administration despite otherwise shrinking budgets. Spencer Michels reports on where stem cell research stands and how scientists think it may change in the coming years. Continue reading

  • November 24, 2008  

    Recent outrage over the Smithsonian’s management practices tarnished the cultural and scientific giant’s image. Days after its National Museum of American History reopened in Washington, Jeffrey Brown reports on changes that are underway and new funding challenges. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2007  

    Washington, D.C., with a struggling inner city school system, has seen nearly a decade-long experiment in charter schools — publicly funded schools that are given more autonomy than their peers — result in a mixed record of student performance. Continue reading