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
Health Dec 23NY becomes first state to allow pregnant women to sign up for health care any time
Pregnant women using New York’s health exchange no longer have to wait for certain open enrollment periods to qualify for health insurance.
Education Dec 07New study ranks the colleges that produce the highest paid graduates
A new study released Tuesday by Georgetown University ranks 1,400 four-year colleges and universities on how much money students earn ten years after starting classes.
Nation Nov 24Becoming an au pair about more than just child care, there’s a history lesson too
Nearly 300 au pairs from host families throughout the Northeast traveled to Washington D.C. over the weekend as part of the government’s three-decade long cultural exchange program--and to make sure they fulfilled education credits mandated by the U.S. State Department.
World Aug 10How mapping the Ebola outbreak may ease future health crises
How is a computer program able to spot Ebola happening before researchers can? HealthMap is a website that’s been around since 2006 and aims to help public health organizations determine that a crisis is occurring.
World Aug 10On World Lion Day, a call to action to save ‘our global heritage’
Sunday is World Lion Day, designed to bring awareness of the species teetering on the brink of extinction and inspire conservation efforts around the globe.
World Jul 27Shift in shipping traffic may help save world’s largest animal
Scientists hope to boost the population of endangered blue whales by changing shipping routes off the coast of California.
World Jul 13Malala’s birthday wish: Bring back the Nigerian schoolgirls
Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot by the Pakistani Taliban in 2012 said it is her birthday wish to help bring back Nigeria’s kidnapped schoolgirls.
Nation Jul 12Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart over N.J. crash
Actor Tracy Morgan is suing Wal-Mart for negligence after a New Jersey Turnpike crash last month left him critically injured and killed his comedian friend, James "Jimmy Mack" McNair.
Arts Jun 22Erbil Citadel in Kurdistan among new UNESCO heritage sites
The newly-designated sites include both cultural and natural-made landmarks.
Health Jun 22Lawmakers concerned chocolate e-cigarettes may lure teens
As of January of this year, there were more than 460 e-cigarette brands available for purchase online, and around 7,700 flavors, including Swedish fish, roasted marshmallow and vanilla cupcake.