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By April Brown
We came to report on the ways Amish students use technology in the classroom. But to varying degrees, technology is also seeping into the daily lives of many Amish families, too.
By PBS NewsHour
Students at Oakland’s Life Academy are getting a head start on health science careers by integrating academics with career-based training and a workplace environment. The high school, which serves low-income and minority students, also has the city’s second highest rate…
By April Brown, Mike Fritz
Sometimes, the realities of life and death intersect at Life Academy, a health sciences-focused public school in Oakland, California.
By News Desk
NewsHour Weekend's piece on a lawsuit filed by nine California students against the teacher tenure system tells the story of just one battle in a war being waged across the country. More than a dozen states have changed their tenure…
In Alaska, roughly three out of four teachers are from out of state, and more likely to stay for a shorter period of time than those who were born and raised there. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports from the town…
Sassa Williams, 18, and her siblings, triplets Theresa, Chris and Grant, 14, work on their homework after school at their home in Dillinhgam, Alaska. But there comes a time when the phone rings, and everyone, including mom Kim, who has…
By Margaret Warner
Do vets coming home from the horrors of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have something unusual to teach the young people of today? If you listen to West Point graduate and retired Lt. Col. David Oclander, who is now a…
Physical education is required in most American high schools, but for teenagers with physical and developmental disabilities, there can be greater restrictions on how they can get active. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports on how schools in Florida’s Miami-Dade County…
Daniel Hernandez is a 10th grader with striking eyes and a ready smile who is prone to answer questions with a polite “Yes, ma’am.” This young man, who is 16, used to be described as "shy," but he knows a…
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