Education

  • March 15, 2004  

    The Department of Education relaxed some of the new standards in the No Child Left Behind program Monday, as part of a series of steps to make the law more palatable in schoolrooms around the country. Gwen Ifill gets two perspectives on the relaxed rules. Continue reading

  • February 25, 2004  

    Many of America’s esteemed black colleges are increasingly running in the red. John Merrow looks at the financial crises at some of these historic institutions. Continue reading

  • February 25, 2004  

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that states may deny academic scholarships to divinity students. Gwen Ifill discusses the decision with Marcia Coyle, Washington bureau chief for the National Law Journal. Continue reading

  • February 6, 2004  

    A federal judge ruled that a 1990 NFL regulation requiring players to be out of high school for three years before they may join the league violates antitrust laws and “must be sacked.” Ray Suarez gets reaction to ruling from sportswriter John Feinstein. Continue reading

  • January 8, 2004  

    President Bush’s No Child Left Behind education reform act passed with broad bipartisan support two years ago, but today many Democrats say the bill has not delivered what it promised. Two experts debate the merits of the act. Continue reading

  • December 29, 2003  

    In an inner city neighborhood where traditional schools have high drop out rates, a Washington, D.C., charter school is succeeding in its effort to transform the lives of students who had been struggling in large public schools. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2003  

    The Supreme Court may refine the line between church and state with its ruling in a case over whether a state can withhold scholarship money from a student studying theology. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2003  

    The Supreme Court may refine the line between church and state with its ruling in a case over whether a state can withhold scholarship money from a student studying theology. Continue reading

  • November 28, 2003  

    Special correspondent Jonathan Silvers provides a report on new opportunities and challenges for children in Kenya. Continue reading

  • November 13, 2003  

    The Department of Education on Thursday released the latest test scores from the nation’s fourth and eighth graders. Margaret Warner discusses the results, which show an improvement in students’ understanding of math, with Education Week senior editor Lynn Olson. Continue reading