Gwen Ifill speaks with John Merrow for an update on efforts to reform Washington, D.C.'s troubled public school system.
A second look at John Merrow's series on school reform in Washington, D.C., which has struggled with budgetary constraints and teacher layoffs amid reform efforts.
As part of a series of reports on school reform in the nation's capital, John Merrow checks in with D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee, who has had to make difficult -- and controversial -- decisions regarding school closures and staff…
John Merrow reports on the controversial steps D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee is using to shake up the city's school system, including closing 23 schools by 2010.
Two years into a bold effort to reform the city's school system, Washington, D.C., has seen gains in reading and writing proficiency among students. But while scores are up, critics are asking whether reforms have actually made district schools better…
As the search for victims continues in Monday's deadly subway train collision in the nation's capital, investigators are also hunting for clues in hopes of pinpointing a cause for the worst crash in the Metrorail system's 33-year history.
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In the first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history, a divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting.
As part of a series of reports on how educators are attempting to reform urban schools, education correspondent John Merrow reported in 2007 on the efforts of Washington, D.C., school chancellor Michelle Rhee to turn around the city's troubled school…
In the first of two reports on leaders in education who are trying to reform urban schools, NewsHour education correspondent John Merrow investigates improvement efforts in Washington, D.C.
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