From a bedroom in the San Francisco Bay area, Salman Khan is using the Web to teach math and science to millions. Spencer Michels reports on how the non-profit Kahn Academy is providing educational materials through its free YouTube video library. Continue reading
The last bookstore in Laredo, Texas, closed its doors for good one month ago this week. This bilingual and bicultural border town, long challenged by high illiteracy rates, is now adjusting to its new reality.
In an interview with Jim Lehrer, first lady Michelle Obama said it’s critically important for the future of the country to bring childhood obesity under control and encourage more physical fitness. Continue reading
Michelle Obama launched a new program Tuesday aimed at eliminating childhood obesity within one generation. The “Let’s Move” initiative, which seeks to reshape childhood eating and exercise habits, marks her first major public policy effort as first lady. Continue reading
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