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
Science Apr 03Bill Nye on his ‘codebreaker’ mom and how science teachers can change the world
Bill Nye shares his thoughts on building passion for science, empowering girls in STEM education and why long division isn't obsolete.
Health Mar 07Kristen was the picture of health. She died of colorectal cancer at 38
Colon and rectal cancer rates have risen sharply among generation X and millennials based on a new study. Here is one woman's story.
Education Dec 26Q&A: Can teaching about religion reduce intolerance?
While the courts banned schools from preaching about religion decades ago, most school districts in the U.S. require students to learn about the world’s religions, a fact that most Americans don't know. Linda K. Wertheimer traveled across the country to…
Education Dec 02Column: Helping students understand the 2016 election results
Teachers across the country continue to deal with a variety of emotional reactions from students following the presidential election. We asked teachers to provide us with some examples of how the election has impacted their instruction and how they approached…
Education Oct 27Gender gap in math starts in kindergarten, study says
Gender gaps in math achievement and teacher expectations that boys are stronger at math than girls start to form by kindergarten, according to a study released Thursday by the American Educational Research Association.
Education Jun 28The business class where high school students are running the company
A 20-year-old entrepreneur credits a high school business class with giving him the skills and drive to start his own company.
Arts Apr 20Why we need plus-sized superheroes like Faith Herbert
Faith, a Valiant comic featuring the title character, has sold out five times in its limited-run series, a significant feat in in the comic book industry.
Arts Mar 18Daredevil comic takes on a demon of a different sort: postpartum depression
The stigma of postpartum depression is addressed in the pages of a comic book-turned-web-series, which begins its second season on Friday.
Education Feb 10Why it’s cool to be a space geek teacher
More than 400 teachers from 40 different states and seven countries ventured to Texas for a three-day space conference sponsored by Space Center Houston, a nonprofit organization backed by the support of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
Health Jan 27Postpartum mom says depression screening would have made all the difference
Paige Bellenbaum, who battled severe postpartum depression, said Tuesday's announcement by a government-appointed task force, which recommends depression screenings for women who are pregnant or who have recently given birth, was a step in the right direction in the fight…