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Education Oct 20More students earning diplomas, but is graduation bar high enough?
Thirty-six states saw high school graduation rates rise for the Class of 2014. The gains came on the heels of the country’s record-high graduation rate of 81 percent in 2013.
Education Oct 08For Gates, better training for front line workers key no matter the challenge
Bill and Melinda Gates tell the PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill about lessons learned from their decade plus in philanthropy -- especially their reflections on work to end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Education Oct 07Melinda Gates says Common Core pushback propelled by changing too much, too fast
Tonight PBS NewsHour Anchor Gwen Ifill talks with Bill and Melinda Gates about their foundation’s influence on American public education and what they’ve learned in 15 years of supporting sometimes controversial reforms.
Education Oct 07What 15 years in education reform has taught Bill and Melinda Gates
PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill talks with Bill and Melinda Gates at the Gate Foundation U.S. Education Learning Forum. They’ll explore lessons they’ve learned from 15 years working in education, what keeps them excited about efforts to improve seemingly intractable problems…
Education Aug 21Can just-in-time advice keep more college students on track?
Online course management tools, which track students’ work and grades for a class, can also change their behavior and improve performance.
Education Aug 19Tennessee scraps classes standing between less-prepared students and college credit
When classes start at Tennessee’s community colleges next week, the path to a degree or certificate will have a new starting point. More than 70 percent of the state’s students starting a two-year degree program have test scores showing they…
Education Aug 17The difference $900 can make in college graduation rates
At the start of each semester, the financial aid money appeared in Sana Ahmed Malik’s account. The federal and state funds typically covered the cost of tuition, with a little left over for books and living expenses. But the fall…
Education Aug 14PBS NewsHour examines ‘The Graduation Gap’
Every night next week the PBS NewsHour will take a look at efforts on campuses across the country -- from the University of Texas at Austin to Valencia College in Orlando, Florida -- focused not just getting more low-income, first-generation…
Health Jul 02The downside of no downtime for kids
Is a summer packed with science and sports camps, reading assignments and math practice the only responsible choice? Have you failed if your fifth grader isn’t learning to code or build tools with 3D printers? Should you be pushing your…
Education Jun 25Federal college ratings plan fizzles
The Obama administration is backing off plans to sort the country’s college and universities into categories based on how data like student debt load, graduation rates and graduate earnings, according to Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle of Higher Education.