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  • 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

  • October 17, 2008  

    At the start of a new school year in New Orleans, first-time educators are leaning the ropes and working to gain respect from students and fellow teachers. In the latest installment of his reports on school reform in the city, John Merrow examines the challenges new teachers are facing. Continue reading

  • August 11, 2008  

    Some schools across the country have launched new cash reward programs to improve students’ test scores, despite concerns from some educators over what role money should lplay in children’s motivation. John Tulenko of Learning Matters Television reports on the debate. Continue reading

  • August 15, 2007  

    A number of failing schools in the San Diego area are adjusting their practices to meet standards under the No Child Left Behind law. Special correspondent for education John Merrow continues a series of reports on the law and how it is affecting U.S. education. Continue reading