THE RUNDOWN BLOG | Dec. 5, 2013
Clintondale High School is the nation's first completely flipped school, meaning teachers record lectures for students to watch online outside of class, and what was once considered homework is now done during classtime, allowing students to work through assignments together and ask teachers for help. It's working.
ANALYSIS | Dec. 3, 2013
The PISA test is given to students in more than 60 countries as a way to compare scores in reading, math and science across the globe. As in past years, 2012 results show the U.S. near the middle. For insight on the results, Jeffrey Brown talks to Andreas Schleicher of the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development.
UPDATE | Dec. 3, 2013
REPORT | Dec. 2, 2013
In the past, public school standards varied state to state. With backing from the federal government, some governors and superintendents collaborated on a national "Common Core." But they define only the "what" -- what kids should know, not how they should be taught. Special education correspondent John Merrow reports.
REPORT | Nov. 27, 2013
North Carolina mandates that all elementary school students have equal access to art instruction, but enforcement of the law appears inconsistent across the state. Special correspondent for education John Merrow reports on two elementary schools' different approaches to arts education and the effects on student performance.
REPORT | Nov. 17, 2013
For more than 70 years, the General Educational Development exam, or the GED, has been an important tool for those who didn't complete high school and immigrants looking to make inroads into higher education or secure better jobs. On Sunday, we take a look at the overhaul to the exam set to take effect in January 2014.
THE RUNDOWN BLOG | Nov. 17, 2013
REPORT | Oct. 26, 2013
Inside the high-tech criminal mind. It's no secret that cybercriminals are stealing personal information and credit card numbers by hacking into corporate and government computers. One school in Pittsburgh is training the next generation of cybersecurity experts to fight off the bad guys by teaching them to think the same way.
REPORT | Oct. 24, 2013
While their elementary school-aged kids are being taught the basics of reading and math, some parents are learning how to prioritize their prospects for higher education. The NewsHour's April Brown reports on the "Parent College" program that is working to improve graduation rates for underprivileged students in Los Angeles.
THE RUNDOWN BLOG | Oct. 24, 2013
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