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The 2008 Presidential Candidates: Where Do They Stand?

Education Platforms for presidential candidates Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama.

Sep 8th, 2008 | 13 comments

Geoffrey Canada & The Harlem Children’s Zone

A look inside one of the country's most ambitious educational experiments.

Sep 4th, 2008 | 3 comments

Voices on Education: Introduction

Listen to what a few of the nation's top education experts have to say.

Sep 4th, 2008 | 2 comments

Dropout Recovery Alternative School Profile

Profile of Foxfire Center for Student Success. Kids come from Appalachian rural poverty and urban poverty districts near Columbus. The school has made a dramatic turn around in the past two years.

Sep 4th, 2008 | 0 comments

A Look at Rural Districts

Call it rural blight, or simply the impact of globalization - job opportunities are fast disappearing in rural Ohio. Once home to heavy industry, agriculture and mining, the Appalachian area of the state has seen many of these sectors shut down or move offshore in recent years. And where there are opportunities, an education beyond high school is often required. That's a challenge in a region with a high school completion rate of just 68 percent.

Sep 4th, 2008 | 0 comments

2008 Celebration of Teaching and Learning: Introduction

Watch excerpts from the two-day conference of educators hosted by New York Public Television.

Sep 4th, 2008 | 0 comments

2008 Celebration of Teaching and Learning: Video: Kim Oliver, 2006 National Teacher of the Year

Discusses testing and assessment

Sep 3rd, 2008 | 0 comments

2008 Celebration of Teaching and Learning: Video: Andreas Schleicher, Head Analyst, OECD

Discusses global competition and comparisons of other countries' education systems

Sep 3rd, 2008 | 0 comments

2008 Celebration of Teaching and Learning: Video: Billy K. Cannaday, Jr., Superintendent of Public Instruction, Virginia

Discusses standards and expectations

Sep 3rd, 2008 | 0 comments

2008 Celebration of Teaching and Learning: Video: Michael Flanagan, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Michigan

Discusses state of education and the economy in Michigan

Sep 3rd, 2008 | 0 comments

2008 Celebration of Teaching and Learning: Video: Roy Romer, Chairman, Strong American Schools

Discusses reason for panel discussion and state of education system

Sep 3rd, 2008 | 0 comments

2008 Celebration of Teaching and Learning: Video: Judy Woodruff, Senior Correspondent, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Addresses Celebration attendees

Sep 3rd, 2008 | 0 comments
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