Video: Sheila Bair and Paul Solman talk about how simple math and financial education, like the savings lessons in her children’s book ‘Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock,’ might have helped avert the financial crash. Sheila Bair, known for her … Continue reading
Special correspondent John Tulenko reports from Indiana, where a voucher program allows families to choose religious schools, charter schools and public schools in neighboring districts for their children as part of an effort to provide more options when graduation rates are low. Continue reading
We’re starting a new feature on the Rundown – a look at what’s happening in education as seen through Twitter, video and other digital destinations.
Teachers are struggling to find solutions to the high school dropout crisis plaguing the nation. As part of our American Graduate Project series, Gwen Ifill discusses the challenges educators are facing in the classroom with Civic Enterprises’ John Bridgeland. Continue reading
A graffiti wall in Alexandria, Egypt depicts the faces of Egyptians who died in the country’s recent revolution, for which many Egyptians consider them martyrs. Continue reading
Claremont Lincoln University, a graduate school in California, is the first in the United States to bring together Christians, Jews and Muslims in the same classrooms to educate the future leaders of churches, synagogues and mosques. Special correspondent Saul Gonzalez reports. Continue reading
On October 8 California governor Jerry Brown signed Bill AB131 into law, enabling undocumented students who meet state residency requirements to have access to state public funds for higher education. It is the second half of legislation known as the … Continue reading
The weak economy is contributing to — and magnifying the problems — of some school districts around the United States. John Merrow, the NewsHour’s special correspondent for education, reports on the problems one Pennsylvania district is facing. Continue reading