Education

  • November 15, 2012    

    Football Coach Natalie Randolph is clear: ‘If you don’t go to study hall, you don’t practice. If you don’t practice, you don’t play.’ The nation’s first female high school football head coach inspires her team on and off the field. Continue reading

  • November 14, 2012   BY  

    Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C. is home to one of the first female head coaches in the nation. But Coach Natalie Randolph is also known for prioritizing academics before football. Her game plan is to show her students that football is just "icing on the cake." Education and character are what sets them apart. Continue reading

  • November 13, 2012    

    Watch Poor Kids Preview on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE. Child poverty has reached record levels with over 16 million children affected. 1 in 13 Americans are jobless, and many children are growing up with little hope for their future. … Continue reading

  • November 9, 2012    

    Six months of planning. Nine weeks of traveling. Nineteen thousand five hundred twenty-seven miles logged. Sixteen universities and communities from Los Angeles, Calif., to College Park, Md. More than 10,000 students, faculty and staff. And now, the NewsHour’s “Vote 2012: … Continue reading

  • November 8, 2012  

    National literacy program Reach Out and Read reaches kids in a place where they are almost guaranteed to visit: the doctor’s office. Special correspondent John Merrow meets a new breed of pediatrician — part doctor, part teacher — who help parents share books with their children to improve and encourage cognitive development. Continue reading

  • November 5, 2012    

    Patrick Ewing discusses politics and the 2012 election season with Daniel Pearl Magnet High School reporter Elitza Batchiyska. Photo by Hassan Muhammad. While many young people across the country have been watching the 2012 presidential election unfold via political ads, … Continue reading

  • October 24, 2012    

    NewsHour politics production assistant Allie Morris (wearing the HatCam) talks to George Washington University sophomore Alli Schlossberg after the third presidential debate Monday night.(Photo by Jessica Fink/NewsHour) From inside George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium, it was clear which of … Continue reading

  • October 5, 2012    

    The Obama Administration’s effort to turn around failing schools under the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program is in need of drastic reform, says a new report by the National Education Policy Center. The report argues that the SIG program forces … Continue reading

  • October 4, 2012    

    As Wednesday night’s showdown between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney demonstrates, presidential debates are an integral part of the election process. Every four years since 1976, America’s attention has been fixed on the candidates as they thrust … Continue reading

  • October 2, 2012    

    What can middle, high school and college students learn from watching the upcoming presidential debates? Not only can these prime-time events be suspenseful and exciting, but they provide the opportunity to see the candidates side by side on stage, interacting … Continue reading