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In 1998, when new standardized tests were mandated in Massachusetts, 75 percent of the 4,000 students at Brockton High School were in danger of failing to graduate. But a group of dedicated teachers turned things around.
Do new technologies actually help kids learn or does it just amount to a novelty?
As part of an upcoming hour-long focus on education, Need to Know spoke with Pasi Sahlberg, a reform expert in Finland’s Ministry of Education, about what the U.S. might learn from Finland’s success.
Jon Meacham talks with Thomas Hatch, an education reform specialist at Columbia University, about what changes are needed to improve our educational system.
Davis Guggenheim, director of the new documentary “Waiting for “Superman,” discusses the American education system, its problems and some solutions.
Tony Danza’s goofball vulnerability is perfect for a reality show about high school because as a real-life teacher, he does seem to care.
Yesterday’s primary race in Washington, D.C., makes the new documentary “Waiting for Superman,” by the Academy Award-winning director of “An Inconvenient Truth,” all the more interesting. The movie is about the sad state of public education. One of the main interviewees in the movie, seen as a champion of the kids and foe of the [...]