Florida requires 300 low-performing elementary schools to add an hour of focused reading to their school day. Four years into the initiative, how effective has it been? Alison Stewart checks in for this update to a report that aired last…
By PBS NewsHour
The state of Florida recently mandated the 300 lowest-performing elementary schools add an extra hour of reading instruction each day, the first in the country to do so. But while supporters are convinced the extra time will improve kids' reading,…
By Andrew Mach
In conjunction with American Graduate Day, PBS NewsHour will be hosting a Twitter chat exploring the question of what today’s high school graduates need to know and how this knowledge can be measured.
By Nora Daly
Why should young people today want a liberal arts education? A strong multidisciplinary background teaches the flexibility and critical thinking needed to take advantage of the new "artisan economy" that Harvard's Larry Katz thinks can help bolster America's middle class.
By Lawrence Katz
By Ingrid Steffensen
Ingrid Steffensen thought she'd be spending her life on a university campus. But the relationship she imagined for herself -- teaching and reading and writing full-time (and making a living doing it) -- wasn’t to be. Her love for the…
By April Brown
It’s hard not to smile and move to the beat when you see Katie McLiver’s first grade classroom dancing to some of their favorite songs. The students at Fox Hill Elementary School in suburban Indianapolis do the “Sid Shuffle” with…
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