PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan traveled the country this year to explore the state of higher education. He will share five of stories he found as part of a week-long look at how America is rethinking the college experience. The series comes at a time when many believe higher education is at a crossroads. Continue reading
A Louisiana state judge has ruled against Gov. Bobby Jindal’s efforts to suspend the state’s contract to use Common Core-aligned tests in public schools next spring.
School was supposed to start last Thursday for the kids of Ferguson, Missouri. Continue reading
In the face of a top-down hierarchy ruling many public schools these days, some teachers are taking back their classrooms by moving to schools where they create the curriculum and vote democratically on decisions. John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports from Boston on one of about 70 teacher-led schools that have cropped up around the country in recent years. Continue reading
This week, 11 middle and high-school students traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in four days of workshops, visit the White House and interview Col. Steve Parker of the U.S. Army, who leads Joining Forces, an initiative that provides assistance … Continue reading
Maryam Mirzakhani, a mathematics professor at Stanford University in California, is the first woman to receive the Fields Medal — considered the “Nobel Prize” of mathematics — since the award was established in 1936. Continue reading
Seven small yellow tricycles stand alongside a fence in the playground at Malcolm X Elementary school in Washington D.C., and a group of kids who are clearly too big to ride them climb on, preparing to race. It is a … Continue reading