About Victoria @vicpasquantonio
Victoria Pasquantonio is education editor at PBS NewsHour. She taught middle and high school social studies and English for 13 years.
Victoria’s Recent Stories
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Ripped binding, torn pages and outdated information -- such as listing the current president as George W. Bush, whose term ended in 2009 -- have been a visible rallying cry as teachers demand better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.
Education Nov 14Her family tragedy was breaking news. Now she makes students into better media consumers.
Each semester, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin struggles with the right time to share a very personal story with her students. She hopes it will help explain her desire for a more media-literate society.
Education Oct 24What works to educate kids about the dangers of opioid use?
A comprehensive approach to drug education that builds students' decision-making, goal-setting and self-management skills may work best.
Education Sep 19Twitter chat: Is online learning the future of college and grad school?
If you are considering an online bachelors or master's degree, have an experience you would like to share or want to find out more about the benefits and drawbacks of distance learning, we want to hear from you! Join in…
Education Aug 30Twitter chat: Are apprenticeships more lucrative than a college degree?
To learn more about apprenticeships and share your thoughts and questions, join in @NewsHour's Twitter chat on Thursday, August 31, at 1 p.m. EDT.
Education Aug 23Twitter chat: How do we solve the student debt crisis?
To dig into the student debt crisis and discuss possible solutions, join the PBS NewsHour for a Twitter chat at 1 p.m. ET Thursday, Aug. 24 along with leading education voices.