Education Secretary Arne Duncan has called Detroit, where four out of 10 children don’t graduate from high school, “arguably, the worst school district in the country.” Hari Sreenivasan and Detroit Public Television report on how the city’s public schools are tackling poor graduation rates. Continue reading
Some Colorado kids have become citizen scientists as part of a nationwide effort to catalog lady bug species. Cornell University scientists are trying to understand why some species have vanished and others have appeared. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports on the lady bug hunt that might help students discover careers in science. Continue reading
Research shows today there are an estimated 5.5 million children with parents who are in the country illegally. If those parents are deported, some of those young people are left to fend for themselves. KPBS education reporter Ana Tintocalis tells us about the kids who are left behind. Continue reading
Question/Comment: In the early ’80’s unemployment was over 10 percent. I’m old enough to remember what the economy was like at that time. It wasn’t pretty given interest rates, but on the other hand we weren’t considering massive government funding … Continue reading
Poet Gregory Djanikian, director of the creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania, reads a poem about how immigrants "might contribute to the great melting pot of the English language." Continue reading
With Global Positioning System chips now installed in some cell phones, parents can use phones to keep tabs on their children and businesses can track the whereabouts of delivery truck drivers. But the new tracking systems leave some privacy advocates dismayed. Continue reading
Jim Lehrer discusses with Judy Woodruff some of the Generation Next team’s findings and published trends about 16-25 year olds.
NewsHour Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming reflects on parents letting go of their college-age children. Continue reading