school reform

  • April 1, 2013  

    The Indiana Supreme Court upheld a law allowing taxpayer money to be used for private schools through vouchers. Hari Sreenivasan examines the implications with Kevin Chavous, executive counsel for American Federation for Children, which promotes vouchers, and Dennis van Roekel, president of the National Education Association. Continue reading

  • December 28, 2012  

    John Danner has built seven "Rocketship" charter schools, whose model has produced results at or above average in low-income neighborhood by using technology, community engagement, and teaching coaches. Special correspondent John Merrow profiles the California program, which aims to mass-produce quality schools. Continue reading

  • March 10, 2009   BY Admin 

    Speaking before the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, President Barack Obama laid out broad reform goals for the nation’s school system, delivering the first major education speech of his presidency. Continue reading

  • December 16, 2008  

    President-elect Barack Obama named Chicago schools chief Arne Duncan as his pick for education secretary Tuesday. Analysts examine the challenges facing U.S. schools and how Duncan’s efforts to turn around troubled Chicago schools will translate to the Cabinet post. Continue reading

  • November 19, 2007  

    As part of a series of reports on how educators are attempting to reform urban schools, education correspondent John Merrow reported in 2007 on the efforts of Washington, D.C., school chancellor Michelle Rhee to turn around the city’s troubled school system. Continue reading