Billions of dollars are about to come available in new federal education spending, pitting states against one another for a piece of the pie. John Merrow reports. Continue reading
Katherine Paterson, the author of many beloved children’s novels such as “The Bridge to Terabithia”, was last week named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.
Capping off a week of reports on major changes happening over the past few years in Washington, D.C., schools, education correspondent John Merrow talked to the Rundown about the idea of tying teachers’ pay to performance and the federal “Race … Continue reading
Gwen Ifill speaks with John Merrow for an update on efforts to reform Washington, D.C.’s troubled public school system. Continue reading
As part of a series of reports on school reform in the nation’s capital, John Merrow checks in with D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee, who has had to make difficult — and controversial — decisions regarding school closures and staff cuts. Continue reading
John Merrow reports on the controversial steps D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee is using to shake up the city’s school system, including closing 23 schools by 2010. Continue reading
After Education Secretary Arne Duncan dropped by The Rundown earlier this week to discuss his department’s $4.3 billion Race to the Top competitive grant program, we invited National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel to provide the view of the … Continue reading
In Arizona, public schools are buckling under the weight of a weak economy. John Merrow examines how two schools are handling the crisis. Continue reading