Education

  • November 13, 2003  

    The Department of Education on Thursday released the latest test scores from the nation’s fourth and eighth graders. Margaret Warner discusses the results, which show an improvement in students’ understanding of math, with Education Week senior editor Lynn Olson. Continue reading

  • November 12, 2003  

    Schools throughout the United States are struggling to overcome the achievement gap between white and Asian students, who tend to do better in school than black and Hispanic students. John Merrow reports on this gap and how one New York public school is trying to eradicate it. Continue reading

  • October 15, 2003  

    This week, as millions of American families prepare for their annual parent-teacher conferences, Jeffrey Brown gets some advice on what they should ask from Harvard education professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, who recently wrote “The Essential Conversation: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn From Each Other.” Continue reading

  • October 10, 2003  

    State budget crises have arrived on campus and hit cash-strapped college students in the wallet. Many public universities have countered reduced appropriations with increases in tuition. Kwame Holman explains the impact of these increases at college campuses in Virginia. Continue reading

  • September 2, 2003  

    John Merrow reports from Maine where some educators and legislators oppose the No Child Left Behind Act. Continue reading

  • August 12, 2003  

    A model for the use of affirmative action in city contracts faces a constitutional challenge in Chicago. Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW-Chicago reports on the public and legal debate. Continue reading

  • July 25, 2003  

    The House of Representatives approved Head Start for another five years but shifted some of the program’s control to the states. Margaret Warner discusses the bill with Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, and Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the ranking Democrat on the committee. Continue reading

  • June 26, 2003  

    Betty Ann Bowser reports on the results of a major school reform effort in Philadelphia. Continue reading

  • June 23, 2003   BY Admin 

    In a set of critical decisions on affirmative action, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a university law school race-based admissions policy, finding that it fairly sought a “critical mass” of minority students. Continue reading

  • June 23, 2003  

    The Supreme Court narrowly found that states have a compelling interest in creating diverse student bodies at public universities, but that programs must be carefully structured. Continue reading