• Why this former U.S. education secretary believes community college should be free

    Why this former U.S. education secretary believes community college should be free

    Jun 09, 2021 10:35 PM EDT

    ... you know, states have disinvested in public higher ed over the last few decades. This is an opportunity to change that by saying public higher education is going to help us build a stronger economy for the long term. Judy Woodruff: We heard from Margaret Spellings last night, John King ...

  • WATCH: ‘DISRUPTED’ — How COVID Changed Education — a PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Teen Special

    WATCH: ‘DISRUPTED’ — How COVID Changed Education — a PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Teen Special

    May 17, 2021 08:54 PM EDT

    At the end of a tumultuous school year for millions of students and teachers across the country, the PBS NewsHour and Student Reporting Labs (SRL) will host Disrupted: How COVID Changed Education, a one-hour virtual special highlighting the impact of pandemic on the nation’s schools, students and educators ...

  • In bringing the Song of Rapa Nui to the world, pianist brings music education home

    In bringing the Song of Rapa Nui to the world, pianist brings music education home

    May 11, 2021 10:25 PM EDT

    Mahani Teave grew up on one of the most remote islands on Earth, but the 38-year-old pianist still found a way to bring her music to the world — and music education to Rapa Nui. Jeffrey Brown tells the story of her unusual journey and her new album as part of our ongoing arts and...

  • WATCH: Biden pushes education spending at stops in Virginia

    WATCH: Biden pushes education spending at stops in Virginia

    May 03, 2021 05:05 PM EDT

    YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden and the first lady traveled Monday to coastal Virginia to promote his plans to increase spending on education and children, part of his $1.8 trillion families proposal announced last week. Watch Biden's remarks in the video player above. Biden and his wife ...

  • Biden to unveil $1.8 trillion plan to support children, families and education

    Biden to unveil $1.8 trillion plan to support children, families and education

    Apr 28, 2021 01:48 PM EDT

    ... billion, people could attend community college tuition-free for two years. There would be $85 billion for Pell Grants to help more people afford higher education. Historically Black and tribal institutions would be eligible to receive $46 billion. Funding all of this would be a series of tax increases on ...

  • How the U.S. plans to address educational inequities, teacher burnout and school shootings

    How the U.S. plans to address educational inequities, teacher burnout and school shootings

    Apr 14, 2021 10:35 PM EDT

    ... to really continue to honor the profession, but be realistic that, as we come out of a pandemic, there are supports that they're going to need to be successful as well. Amna Nawaz: Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, thank you so much for joining us. Miguel Cardona: Thank you.

  • Prisons need better vaccine education for inmates, advocates say

    Prisons need better vaccine education for inmates, advocates say

    Apr 08, 2021 07:19 PM EDT

    ... vaccinated have been uneven across the country, with some going to greater lengths than others. Inmates in some prisons say they are not receiving important education. In North Carolina, state prison officials offered incentives to inmates to get vaccinated, including five days off their sentences, credits at canteens, extra visits ...

  • Economic loss due to the pandemic hit women hard. This educational tool aims to help

    Economic loss due to the pandemic hit women hard. This educational tool aims to help

    Mar 28, 2021 07:35 PM EDT

    While the COVID-19 pandemic has had dire economic consequences worldwide, its impact on women has been especially harsh, setting back strides made towards gender and economic equity. Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, co-founders of TheSkimm, a digital media company aimed at millennial women, join to discuss the recent launch of SkimmU, a free online financial...

  • WATCH: Harris discusses child poverty and education with Secretary Miguel Cardona

    WATCH: Harris discusses child poverty and education with Secretary Miguel Cardona

    Mar 26, 2021 07:18 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris discussed child poverty and education with Secretary Miguel Cardona on Friday. The Biden administration says it will launch a major campaign to make Americans aware of the benefits available under the $1.9 trillion relief package President Joe Biden signed into law last week ...

  • Treasury to launch education effort for relief package

    Treasury to launch education effort for relief package

    Mar 18, 2021 10:48 PM EDT

    Officials at the Treasury Department briefed reporters Thursday on the efforts they are planning, including highlighting a provision in the measure that expands the child tax credit.