I recently had the chance to talk with new NEA chairman Rocco Landesman for an interview we aired earlier this month, and invited you to send us your questions and comments for him. We compiled them and put them to Mr. Landesman last week.
When New York filmmaker Annie Nocenti became the first teacher at Cine Institute, Haiti’s only film school, two years ago, she was excited to see what her students would capture. Last Tuesday, her students faced their most challenging test when a powerful earthquake ravaged the island.
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