Three shootings at schools in the past week, including the attack on an Amish schoolhouse near Lancaster, Pa., that claimed the lives of five girls, have heightened concerns about school safety nationwide. A reporter covering the Amish shooting and a professor who heads a youth violence project discuss the school shootings. Continue reading
NewsHour Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming reflects on parents letting go of their college-age children. Continue reading
Warren Buffett, the world’s second richest person, has donated nearly 85 percent of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help fight disease and poverty and improve education. Continue reading
The NewsHour’s Special Correspondent for Education John Merrow reports on efforts to fix a group of troubled elementary schools in Tennessee. Continue reading
The third report in a series by education correspondent John Merrow tracks one principal’s efforts to reform a troubled inner-city school in Richmond, Virginia on the state’s warning list. Continue reading
John Merrow has been reporting on the efforts of New Orleans schools to remain open in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, which destroyed much of the infrastructure of the school systems in the Gulf Coast. Continue reading
The annual Scripps National Spelling Bee has gained more attention on the small screen in recent years thanks to a number of big screen hits. James Maguire, author of the book “American Bee: The National Spelling Bee and the Culture of Word Nerds,” explores the factors behind the rise in popularity and the effects on kids.
The Nebraska Legislature voted to divide Omaha’s public schools into three racially identifiable districts, prompting the NAACP to file a lawsuit against the state arguing that the law “intentionally furthers racial segregation.” Continue reading