Education

  • November 25, 2011  

    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

  • November 24, 2011    

    This week we look at what’s happening in the world of education as seen on Twitter, video and other digital destinations. View the story “Education roundup – Nov. 21, 2011” on Storify]

  • November 22, 2011    

    Depending on where you live, the word startup has different connotations. For some, it means embarking on an adventure filled with unknown risk and ending in likely peril; for others, like those in our story on Tuesday’s NewsHour broadcast, it’s … Continue reading

  • November 21, 2011  

    One city’s struggle to regain its economic footing is also tied to significant problems in its schools. Jeffrey Brown reports from Reading, Pa., as part of our American Graduate series. Continue reading

  • November 16, 2011    

    As much as I love living and working in Washington, D.C., I’ve always believed you can’t really know how the country’s doing unless you spend time with people who don’t live here. Right now, we in the national capital region … Continue reading

  • November 14, 2011    

    By Elizabeth Shell. Video: Sheila Bair and Paul Solman talk about how simple math and financial education, like the savings lessons in her children’s book ‘Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock,’ might have helped avert the financial crash. Sheila Bair, … Continue reading

  • November 14, 2011    

    Video: Sheila Bair and Paul Solman talk about how simple math and financial education, like the savings lessons in her children’s book ‘Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock,’ might have helped avert the financial crash. Sheila Bair, known for her … Continue reading

  • November 9, 2011  

    Special correspondent John Tulenko reports from Indiana, where a voucher program allows families to choose religious schools, charter schools and public schools in neighboring districts for their children as part of an effort to provide more options when graduation rates are low. Continue reading

  • November 8, 2011    

    We’re starting a new feature on the Rundown – a look at what’s happening in education as seen through Twitter, video and other digital destinations.

  • November 8, 2011  

    Teachers are struggling to find solutions to the high school dropout crisis plaguing the nation. As part of our American Graduate Project series, Gwen Ifill discusses the challenges educators are facing in the classroom with Civic Enterprises’ John Bridgeland. Continue reading