Education

  • April 10, 2012  

    With 2.6 million students, California’s community colleges make up the largest higher educational system in the country. Spencer Michels reports on the system’s efforts to reshape its future as budget problems have forced the state to cut back support and tuition hikes have sparked student protests. Continue reading

  • April 6, 2012    

    On Friday’s “Need to Know,” our public media colleagues tell the story of Justin Rudd, a high school dropout who lived on the streets of Philadelphia — a city where roughly 40 percent of ninth-graders don’t mange to graduate in … Continue reading

  • April 5, 2012    

    In this week’s Education Conversation, we take a look at campus tragedies, increasing student loan debt and more. What education news are you following? Stay tuned for more on what’s happening in the world of education as seen on Twitter, … Continue reading

  • March 26, 2012    

    The NewsHour Health team recently looked at the challenges students with learning differences face as part of our ongoing American Graduate series. Join us for a live chat Friday, March 30, at 2 p.m. ET right here with some of … Continue reading

  • March 26, 2012  

    Students at the Albany Park Theatre Project in Chicago research, write and perform plays about their own communities, tackling tough issues like immigration, poverty and race while learning about theater in an area where extracurricular activities are few and far between. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • March 22, 2012    

    It’s minutes before the curtain is set to rise for this year’s production of the Black History Month play at Henderson Inclusion Elementary School on a late February morning. Students are excitedly tending to last-minute costume fixes and teachers are … Continue reading

  • March 21, 2012    

    Daniel Paris on the campus of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Here, he points to the address where he sent his application materials. After dropping out of high school, Daniel Paris was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and … Continue reading

  • March 21, 2012    

    Editor’s Note: This profile is part of a PBS NewsHour series on the role of learning disabilities in America’s dropout crisis. Stay tuned for more in the coming days, both on-air and online. Daniel Paris was at wit’s end. He … Continue reading

  • March 21, 2012  

    Students with learning differences are twice as likely as their peers to drop out of high school, according to the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Betty Ann Bowser visited an elementary school that practices early intervention — engaging students with technology and art to improve their chances of earning a diploma. Continue reading

  • March 20, 2012    

    On Tuesday, Jeffrey Brown sat down with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to discuss a new report examining the connections between education and national security. He also took some time … Continue reading