Wednesday on the PBS NewsHour, a conversation with Rocco Landesman, the former Broadway Producer who became the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts this past August.
Special correspondent for education John Merrow looks at states that will apply for their share of federal stimulus money tied to education reform. Continue reading
The State Department released its five-year global AIDS strategy Tuesday, emphasizing building countries’ abilities to manage their own epidemics, but disappointing advocates by not including a budget or recommending a bolder treatment target. Continue reading
John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports on how one school district in Connecticut is weathering the recession, and how the state is using stimulus funds to close budget deficits rather than increase education spending. Continue reading
Michael Martin, the Speaker of the House of Commons, announced his resignation Tuesday following allegations that officials used public funding for personal expenses like housing renovations and mortgage payments. Special correspondent Simon Marks reports. Continue reading
In other news, the Senate passed a credit card reform bill that is meant to protect consumers from unfair practices. Senate Democrats also voted to cut $80 million from a war funding bill intended to close the Guantanamo Bay prison. Continue reading