Education

  • December 20, 2005  

    A federal judge in Dover, Pa. ruled Tuesday against teaching “intelligent design” in public schools. He said intelligent design, which credits an unseen creator with human development, has no place in a science curriculum. Following an update from a reporter, two lawyers involved in the case discuss the decision. Continue reading

  • December 19, 2005  

    The first two public high schools opened in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastated the entire school system in August. A report looks at the challenges facing returning students, teachers and administrators as they try to rebuild the schools. Continue reading

  • December 6, 2005  

    The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday over whether colleges can turn away military recruiters in protest of the Pentagon’s policy on gays in the military and still receive federal funding. Continue reading

  • November 25, 2005  

    A report from Dover, Pa., where voters recently weighed in on the debate on how to teach evolution. Continue reading

  • November 9, 2005  

    As part of Virginia’s “Turn Around Specialist Program,” Principal Parker Land took a pay cut and moved from an affluent suburb to an inner-city school on the state’s warning list. In this first part of a yearlong series, education correspondent John Merrow follows Land’s challenges in the first week of school. Continue reading

  • November 1, 2005  

    The New Orleans public school system, which suffered from corruption, internal scandals and structural problems before Hurricane Katrina, took a damaging hit from the storm. School officials say they will rebuild the system starting from scratch and hope to open some repaired schools in November. Continue reading

  • October 19, 2005   BY Admin 

    New results from a national math and reading test show improvements in math, but none in reading, continuing the trend from before the implementation of the No Child Left Behind law. Continue reading

  • September 28, 2005  

    A report on New York City’s efforts to improve its public schools, featuring an interview with New York City Department of Education Chancellor Joel Klein. Continue reading

  • August 30, 2005  

    Data from the nation’s two leading college entrance exams, the SAT and the ACT, show that many high school graduates are not prepared to succeed academically in college. To discuss the test results and the class of 2009 are three presidents of higher education institutions. Continue reading

  • August 24, 2005  

    Connecticut sued the U.S government over funding problems for standardized tests required as part of the No Child Left Behind law. After a background report, a former presidential adviser on the legislation and the commissioner of education from Connecticut discuss the case. Continue reading