Maryam Mirzakhani, a mathematics professor at Stanford University in California, is the first woman to receive the Fields Medal — considered the “Nobel Prize” of mathematics — since the award was established in 1936. Continue reading
Seven small yellow tricycles stand alongside a fence in the playground at Malcolm X Elementary school in Washington D.C., and a group of kids who are clearly too big to ride them climb on, preparing to race. It is a … Continue reading
Gallup poll finds that student loan debt undermines the happiness of graduates for years following their graduation. Doug Belkin of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan from Chicago. Continue reading
In response to requests by educators and parent-teacher associations, the New York State Department of Education released 50 percent of the Common Core-based English Language Arts and Math test questions for exams taken by students in the third through eighth grades last spring. Continue reading
During the long, hot Freedom Summer of 1964, young volunteers faced threats and violence in Mississippi to register voters and build a network of enrichment schools to teach young African-Americans about themselves and their history. Fifty years later, nearly 200 chapters are carrying on the mission for a new generation. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading
The 16-student outfit drew inspiration for the film, which they began producing over their summer break, from the health statistics from their own neighborhoods. North County, a northern section of the San Diego region, was noted for having one of the lowest rates of vaccination compliance California, according to the students. Continue reading
In the summer of 1964, hundreds of out-of-state volunteers joined local activists in Mississippi to increase voter registration among disenfranchised African Americans in the state. Many of the volunteers worked in the dozens of newly created Freedom Schools. Herbert Randall, a 28-year-old photographer, devoted his summer to documenting the historic movement. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Department of Education is trying to make it easier for students with troubled credit histories to get college loans.