Education

  • February 23, 2012  

    Full-time public cyber schools are now an option in 30 states, allowing some 250,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade to press buttons to raise their hands and message their teachers. John Tulenko of Learning Matters Television reports from Pennsylvania where the demand for online charter schools is high. Continue reading

  • February 22, 2012    

    Every year, more than 1.3 million students drop out of high school. That’s 7,000 students a day dropping out for many reasons, most of which are largely personal and reflective of a student’s circumstances at home, school and in the … Continue reading

  • February 10, 2012    

    Meet Jessica Beinecke, the writer, host and producer of “OMG! Meiyu,” or “Oh My Gosh! American English.” Each weekday the 25-year-old Voice of America journalist posts 2- to 3-minute videos explaining the hippest American English and culture to a Chinese … Continue reading

  • February 10, 2012    

    Photo by Max Wolfe via Creative Commons When it comes to lowering the high school dropout rate, many school leaders have found that something fairly basic works: the ABCs — Attendance, Behavior and Class. And after President Obama’s call-to-action to … Continue reading

  • February 8, 2012    

    Santa Barbara High School covers 40 acres in tree-lined hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean, a few miles away. The Spanish-style main buildings date from the mid-1920s, and when the doors are closed, you could be forgiven for thinking not much … Continue reading

  • February 2, 2012    

    Photographer and professor Richard Ross has spent the last five years documenting juvenile detention facilities throughout the nation. The NewsHour recently spoke with him in his studio at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2012  

    Photographer and University of California, Santa Barbara professor Richard Ross has spent five years documenting juvenile detention facilities throughout the nation. In his own words, Ross explains what he’s seen. This report is part of NewsHour’s American Graduate series on the U.S. dropout crisis. Continue reading

  • February 1, 2012    

    This week, the NewsHour’s American Graduate team takes a look at juvenile justice and gang violence as it relates to the dropout crisis, with reports starting Wednesday on our broadcast and website. Join us for a live chat with two … Continue reading

  • February 1, 2012    

    Victor Rios says he has lived two lifetimes. In his first, he was a gang member, juvenile delinquent and high school dropout. Today, he’s a sociology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who studies at-risk youth. Continue reading

  • February 1, 2012  

    Victor Rios says he has lived two lifetimes. In his first, he was a gang member, juvenile delinquent and high school dropout. Now, he’s a sociology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who tries to help adolescents avoid the same mistakes he made and get second chances like he did. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading