Education

  • January 8, 2004  

    President Bush’s No Child Left Behind education reform act passed with broad bipartisan support two years ago, but today many Democrats say the bill has not delivered what it promised. Two experts debate the merits of the act. Continue reading

  • December 29, 2003  

    In an inner city neighborhood where traditional schools have high drop out rates, a Washington, D.C., charter school is succeeding in its effort to transform the lives of students who had been struggling in large public schools. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2003  

    The Supreme Court may refine the line between church and state with its ruling in a case over whether a state can withhold scholarship money from a student studying theology. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2003  

    The Supreme Court may refine the line between church and state with its ruling in a case over whether a state can withhold scholarship money from a student studying theology. Continue reading

  • November 28, 2003  

    Special correspondent Jonathan Silvers provides a report on new opportunities and challenges for children in Kenya. Continue reading

  • 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