Of all the factors that go into making a community the local school system may be the most critical. Better schools not only equal better-educated kids, but often better property values and a better quality of life. On Tuesday, a … Continue reading
In the world of education reform, several U.S. school districts have made significant changes over the last decade, including coming to grips with dropout problems. But the pace of improvement is too slow and uneven to meet the national goals … Continue reading
New nationwide statistics show a rise in high school graduation rates, but there is still significant disparity between school districts in different parts of the country. Margaret Warner talks to the report’s co-author, John Bridgeland, about what the findings mean. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown speaks with Joel Klein, outgoing chancellor of New York City Schools, about his sometimes-controversial eight-year tenure and what will become of the national school reform movement with several high-profile departures. Continue reading
Many were surprised to hear New York City schools chief Joel Klein was stepping down to rejoin the private sector after eight years heading up the nation’s largest public school system and being part of a U.S. school reform debate. Gwen Ifill talks to Sarah Garland of the Hechinger Report for more on what his departure means. Continue reading
My jaw dropped when I learned of Joel Klein’s resignation as New York City Schools Chancellor. He’s labored long and hard in the nation’s largest school system and has achieved some noteworthy success, particularly the large network of small high … Continue reading
When Sebastian Ruth, founder of the Providence, R.I.-based nonprofit Community MusicWorks, brought his group of music students to Washington, D.C., to accept the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, he knew they had one important stop to make before heading home.
Thousands of students ventured to Washington D.C. for this weekend’s finale to the 2010 Science and Engineering Festival. Booths lined the National Mall as the event sought to pique the interest of the nation’s youth in science and math through … Continue reading
One of this year’s MacArthur Foundation fellows is Sebastian Ruth, founder and artistic director of Community MusicWorks.
They’re too young to vote, but they’re already designing cancer-fighting therapies, solar-powered cars and robots to combat distracted driving. One team of students cooked and sold tamales to raise enough money to build a better wheelchair for a classmate with … Continue reading