The former chancellor of Washington D.C. public schools and founder of StudentsFirst explains why education reform is often such a vicious political game.
Ever hear of Katie Davis? Our blogger San Nixon has, and he explains why she’s quite the inspiration.
Tavis previews next week’s primetime special: Tavis Smiley Reports, “Too Important to Fail.”
In this fourth episode of the special series on the People’s Republic of China—the final program on the road—Tavis talks in depth with some of the students at one of China’s top schools.
Economist and Bennett College president discusses her new book, Surviving and Thriving, and explains the difference between being broke and being poor.
As many people in communities of faith pray for economic conditions to improve, it’s important to know that, in addition to prayer, legwork must be done in order to see positive results. If there is something you want, be it a better job, a new home or acceptance into a school or university, one must [...]
Former chancellor of the DC school system addresses the USA Today investigation that questions the integrity of standardized test scores at schools under her watch.
Former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, sits down with Tavis tonight to discuss the state of education in the country and to respond to a USA Today investigation that questions the integrity of standardized test scores at D.C. schools under her watch. “We followed all of the right protocols,” Rhee says via satellite from D.C. [...]
Wisconsin Education Association Council president offers the latest details on the showdown between Gov. Walker and the public employee unions and explains why she feels the governor’s plan goes too far.
In this Web-exclusive video, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), discusses the future of the teaching profession in Wisconsin and beyond as it relates to ongoing protests in that state. “What we’re seeing is the result of commitments that were made over many, many decades that can’t be afforded in a lot of states,” Sen. Bennet says. [...]