Education

  • December 16, 2011   BY Veronica Devore  

    Supermodel Tyra Banks poses with students at Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School in Los Angeles after surprising them with a pep rally as part of the Get Schooled Foundation’s attendance challenge. Photo by Brian To/Getty Images. A teenager punches the … Continue reading

  • December 16, 2011   BY Kelly Chen  

    Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images. A new dropout crisis study reveals staggering statistics on economic gaps between those in Chicago and around state of Illinois with and without high school diplomas. Earlier this week, our friends over at WTTW Chicago … Continue reading

  • December 13, 2011   BY Imani M. Cheers  

    According to the Children’s Defense Fund, more than 400,000 children are registered in the foster care system in the United States, and less than one in four are adopted each year. 26,000 of these young people age out of the … Continue reading

  • December 9, 2011   BY Veronica Devore  

    We look at what’s happening in the world of education as seen on Twitter, video and other digital destinations. View the story “The Education Conversation” on Storify]

  • December 7, 2011   BY Veronica Devore  

    Photo courtesy of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. More and more students are attending charter schools in the United States, but performance results from these independent schools are still a mixed bag. Two million of the nation’s schoolchildren … Continue reading

  • December 6, 2011  

    Louisiana’s French heritage is being embraced in many immersion classrooms in the state. It goes beyond language — some students are learning math, science and social studies in French. Sue Lincoln of Louisiana Public Broadcasting and the Southern Education Desk reports. Continue reading

  • November 25, 2011   BY Hari Sreenivasan  

    The facts that paint a bleak, dark, down-and-out Motor City are not scarce. Whether it is the unemployment, or foreclosures, or crime, Detroit finds itself on lists like Forbes’ 20 most miserable cities. But in my travels, it ranks only … Continue reading

  • November 25, 2011  

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan has called Detroit, where four out of 10 children don’t graduate from high school, “arguably, the worst school district in the country.” Hari Sreenivasan and Detroit Public Television report on how the city’s public schools are tackling poor graduation rates. Continue reading

  • November 24, 2011   BY Veronica Devore  

    This week we look at what’s happening in the world of education as seen on Twitter, video and other digital destinations. View the story “Education roundup – Nov. 21, 2011″ on Storify]

  • November 22, 2011   BY Hari Sreenivasan  

    Depending on where you live, the word startup has different connotations. For some, it means embarking on an adventure filled with unknown risk and ending in likely peril; for others, like those in our story on Tuesday’s NewsHour broadcast, it’s … Continue reading