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
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman to sit on the high court’s bench and retired from the court in 2006. Her work since then has taken her many places, including the classroom. Judy Woodruff’s has … Continue reading
NATO forces took heavy casualties after six troops were killed in three separate attacks, bringing the total of deaths to 34 for the month of October in Afghanistan. Continue reading
Washington, D.C.’s embattled schools chief Michelle Rhee resigned her post Wednesday. She drew national attention — and criticism– for her efforts to reform the city’s troubled school system. The NewsHour and correspondent John Merrow have been chronicling the challenges facing … Continue reading
Judy Woodruff speaks to former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor about her efforts to improve literacy for students, judicial elections and the new makeup of the court. Continue reading
President Obama shone a spotlight on community colleges Tuesday as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it would donate $35 million to help improve graduation rates and job-training programs. Philanthropist Melinda Gates talks to Judy Woodruff about the effort. Continue reading