• Students fill a hallway at Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C., between classes May 1, 2014. Coolidge opened as a whites-only school in 1940, today it's students are almost exclusively African-American and Latino and from low-income households.
    January 16, 2015   BY Corinne Segal 

    The report measured poverty among students by the number of those that qualified for free and reduced lunch. Continue reading

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    December 3, 2014  

    The high school graduation rate for Native Americans is the lowest of any ethnic or racial group in the United States. How can the government assist reservation schools while respecting autonomy of tribes? Judy Woodruff talks to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell about a series of initiatives announced by the president on how to undo deep-seated education challenges for Native Americans. Continue reading

  • Protesters run from a cloud of tear gas in Ferguson, Missouri. Photo Jim Young / REUTERS
    November 27, 2014  

    The events in Ferguson have sparked discussions in homes and communities, including schools. Correspondent Jeffrey Brown speaks with #FergusonSyllabus creator Marcia Chatelain of Georgetown University and Liz Collins of Washington Latin Public Charter School on how teachers can use Missouri history and the role of the media to teach and discuss what is happening in Ferguson. Continue reading

  • mexico1a
    October 31, 2014  

    Forty-three students disappeared in Southern Mexico more than a month ago. In late September, local police allegedly opened fire on the group, then handed them over to a drug gang on the orders of the mayor. As investigators search for a possible mass grave, public outrage over a lack of results has fueled increasingly violent protests. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • Crowd surrounds the police car in Sproul Plaza holding student activist Jack Weinberg at the University of California, Berkeley on Oct. 1, 1964. Photo courtesy  U.C. Berkeley, Bancroft Library
    October 16, 2014   BY Spencer Michels 

    Fifty years ago this month, long before the Vietnam War, students on the U.C. Berkeley campus ignited protests over a ban on political activity — a student movement that would morph into the huge, confrontational demonstrations of the early 1970s and beyond. Continue reading

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    August 29, 2014  

    The NewsHour’s network of Student Reporting Labs explore how the shooting of Michael Brown and the violent aftermath affected teens’ views of justice and race in America. Student reporters found responses ranging from frustration and confusion to a sense of promise for the future. Continue reading

  • tenure
    June 10, 2014  

    A California judge ruled that the state’s tenure protections for public school teachers are unconstitutional. Students who sued the state argued that the tenure policies denied their right to a quality education. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Joshua Pechthalt, president of the California Federation of Teachers, and Russlynn Ali, former assistant secretary to the Department of Education. Continue reading

  • Sarah Haddad working in her neuroscience lab at Brandeis University.
    May 14, 2014   BY Rebecca Jacobson 

    Scientists and engineers frequently seek solutions to specific problems. But the goal — and challenge — of basic research is to tackle broad questions without an immediate application in mind. As part of our ongoing series on the subject, PBS NewsHour asked undergraduates, graduates and postdoctoral researchers why they do basic research. We received more than 30 videos, Instagrams and Vines from throughout the country. Continue reading

  • kidsptsd
    March 3, 2014  

    At Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto, Calif., 7th graders are learning yoga as a way to cope with the stress of life in a community rife with homelessness, shootings and gang war trauma. By teaching these children to pay close attention to their breathing and movements, Stanford University researchers are hoping they will focus better in school and beyond. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • Immigration reform supporters leave the Senate chamber in the Capitol after watching passage of the Senate immigration reform bill on Thursday, June 27, 2013. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
    February 1, 2014   BY Elisabeth Ponsot 

    15 states have statutes on the books that allow students who have lived in the state for a set number of years, but who lack legal immigration status, to pay in-state tuition. Continue reading

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