About Victoria @vicpasquantonio
Victoria Pasquantonio is education producer at PBS NewsHour. She taught middle and high school social studies and English for many years and heads up NewsHour Extra, NewsHour's teacher resource website.
Victoria’s Recent Stories
Arts Jun 1410 books besides ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ that tackle racial injustice
The 1960 novel is a perennial reading assignment for many students, but there are many other great books that tackle similiar topics, educators say.
Education May 07It’s Teacher Appreciation Week. Who inspired you to teach?
In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked our PBS NewsHour's Teachers' Lounge blog contributors the question, who inspired you to become a teacher?…
Education Dec 07This high school aviation program aims to stave off the pilot shortage
A new curriculum aims to instill in young people a love of flying, which could be key to driving more skilled workers into the field.
Nation Nov 16Have Americans forgotten the history of this deadly flu?
Author Kenneth C. Davis examines another deadly effect of World War I: the spread of the Spanish flu.
Education Oct 08Why Eleanor Roosevelt’s civics book for kids is making a comeback
"It’s a gift that we live in a democracy," says Roosevelt's granddaughter, Nancy Ireland. "And we don’t want that threatened or taken away due to lack of interest or lack of understanding of what it means."…
Nation Apr 02Oklahoma teachers are posting their crumbling textbooks online
Ripped binding, torn pages and outdated information -- such as listing the current president as George W. Bush, whose term ended in 2009 -- have been a visible rallying cry as teachers demand better pay and more funding.
Education Apr 02What you need to know about the Oklahoma teacher walkout
It's the first time the state's teachers have walked out of school in nearly 30 years.
Education Mar 30Why Oklahoma teachers are planning to walk out Monday
Oklahoma legislators passed a tax increase for the first time since 1990 on Wednesday, which gave teachers a pay raise in hopes of averting a walkout. Teachers say they still plan to walk out of school on April 2.
Education Mar 05How teens want to solve America’s school shooting problem
One thing all students who have shared their thoughts with us agree on: Change is possible and action must be taken.
Education Feb 16Opinion: A student’s obituary should never say ‘gunned down while studying for chemistry’
Teachers react to Wednesday's deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.