Education

  • May 16, 2012  

    How does violence affect students’ ability to learn? That’s what eighth-grader De’Qonton Davis and his classmates set out to investigate as part of the NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs project in partnership with PBS station WEDU in Tampa. The students produced a unique video report that they hope President Obama will see. Continue reading

  • May 14, 2012  

    Called the “Common Core,” a new set of state guidelines spell out what young students are expected to learn and what books they’re expected to read. Forty five states and the District of Colombia have already adopted the standards. Learning Matters’ John Merrow reports on the design and the aim of the new guidelines. Continue reading

  • May 7, 2012   BY Imani M. Cheers  

    With nine studio albums under her belt and a world tour under way, bass player Meshell Ndegeocello was in her hometown of Washington, D.C., last week recalling how arts classes were key to ensuring that she stayed in school until … Continue reading

  • May 2, 2012   BY News Desk  

    Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images As the co-founder of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropic organization, Melinda Gates has spent decades looking at the challenges and potential solutions to the problems facing America’s education system. The … Continue reading

  • May 2, 2012   BY News Desk  

    Watch the full segment on teaching climate change from Wednesday’s broadcast above. Post updated 6 p.m. ET May 3. For the first time, national science standards will include guidelines on how to teach climate change kindergarten through 12th grade students … Continue reading

  • May 2, 2012  

    After surviving the Holocaust, Gerda Weissmann Klein emigrated to the United States where she has championed the values of immigrants and citizenship. Klein speaks with Judy Woodruff about her horrifying years in Nazi captivity and how the experience has inspired her work. Continue reading

  • May 1, 2012   BY Saskia de Melker and Rebecca Jacobson  

    This week, the PBS NewsHour will report on one teacher’s struggles to teach climate change in her Colorado classroom. This comes as the National Academies Press is preparing to roll out new national science standards for kindergarten through 12th grade. … Continue reading

  • April 30, 2012   BY Larisa Epatko  

    The Jamia Binoria Madrassa in downtown Karachi is considered one of Pakistan’s more moderate Islamic institutions. Within these whitewashed concrete walls, students receive a mixture of secular and religious education. Continue reading

  • April 27, 2012   BY News Desk  

    President Obama greets students at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill after speaking to them about the possibility of interest rates doubling this summer. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images On Friday, the House of Representatives voted to keep interest … Continue reading

  • April 25, 2012   BY Ray Suarez  

    I hope you’ve been checking in from time to time on the content being created here and for the television version of the NewsHour around the American Graduate project. It’s a nationwide examination of the challenge of getting more kids … Continue reading