In Alaska, roughly three out of four teachers are from out of state, and more likely to stay for a shorter period of time than those who were born and raised there. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports from the town of Dillingham, where educators are trying to encourage local and Alaska Native students to consider teaching in communities where they are desperately needed. Continue reading
Sassa Williams, 18, and her siblings, triplets Theresa, Chris and Grant, 14, work on their homework after school at their home in Dillinhgam, Alaska. But there comes a time when the phone rings, and everyone, including mom Kim, who has been cooking dinner, stops what they’re doing. They go downstairs, out the door and drive to Kanakanak Beach a few miles away. The kids’ grandfather, William Johnson, has called in reinforcements to help bring in an unexpectedly large catch of smelt. Continue reading
Do vets coming home from the horrors of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have something unusual to teach the young people of today? If you listen to West Point graduate and retired Lt. Col. David Oclander, who is now a … Continue reading
California recently passed an affirmative consent law, meaning that consensual sex requires a clear “yes” from both parties on college campuses. But some have challenged the practicality of the policy. Hari Sreenivasan moderates a debate between Jaclyn Friedman of “Yes Means Yes” and Shikha Dalmia of the Reason Foundation. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The for-profit college sector filed a lawsuit Thursday that seeks to halt new regulations of its industry.
Workers considering heading back to school to boost their earning power may want to avoid certificate programs that last less than a year. By the end of the decade more than 60 percent of U.S. jobs are expected to require … Continue reading
Younger voters made a big difference for President Obama twice, but their numbers drop in midterm elections. Political editor Lisa Desjardins asks participants of NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs in Kentucky, Michigan and Colorado to watch and react to this year’s political ads and explain what motivates them politically. Continue reading
As Democrats and Republicans seek out the young adult vote PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs looked at issues surrounding elections in their home states, from a bill on the minimum wage in Arkansas to the role of gender and social media in local politics. Continue reading