The University of Oklahoma acted quickly to close down a fraternity that got caught using racial epithets in a video. OU President David Boren joins Judy Woodruff to discuss concerns about racism on campus and how colleges should respond. Continue reading
ATLANTA — Issuing a clarion call to Americans saddled by student debt, President Barack Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring some order to a notoriously chaotic system.
Kash Shaikh, whose company #BeSomebody calls itself “the World’s Platform for Passion,” addressed students at Austin High School on Jan. 5 about the experience of leaving his job to pursue other goals. Shaikh’s visit sparked a school-wide discussion about passion, privilege and perspective. Continue reading
Sweet Briar College announced Tuesday that it is shutting down at the end of this academic year.
A new U.S. government effort in partnership with the Peace Corps is aimed at educating the 62 million girls around the world who do not attend school. The initiative, called the Let Girls Learn program, will train volunteers to support locals in becoming champions for girls’ education. Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the new program. Continue reading
As debate intensifies over equal rights for LGBTQ people, research has spotlighted the benefits of a supportive environment for LGBTQ students who are at an increased risk for bullying and violence. Teacher Douglas Ray discusses how educators can find new ways to engage with students’ identities and foster a welcoming climate for all students. Continue reading
However unintended these biases may be, they help to shape women’s career paths for years to come, said Edith Sand, an economist at the Bank of Israel and economics professor at Tel Aviv University. Continue reading
Last year Melody Arabo had the hardest year of her 13-year teaching career. The program she and her colleagues had been given to teach third-grade math at Keith Elementary just outside of Detroit was supposed to match the new Common … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — No Child Left Behind is a widely criticized law, but a GOP bill intended to fix it isn’t winning popularity contests among House Democrats. Continue reading