By PBS NewsHour
In order to make sure students are reading at grade level, many states throughout the country have taken steps to provide extra reading time and instruction for underperforming students. But how much does simply adding extra time help? Patte Barth,…
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 Kyla Calvert Mason
On Saturday, PBS is dedicating "American Graduate Day" to telling the stories of local leaders, teachers, students and others who are finding those answers in schools across the country everyday.
By April Brown
For the many unaccompanied minors who have crossed into the United States from Central America fleeing violence and poverty, most end up waiting months, or even years, as their cases go through court. While they wait for the backlogged immigration…
The backlog of immigration cases means thousands of children who’ve crossed alone illegally wait months or even years for their cases to be adjudicated. And that means many are in the United States long enough to enroll in school.
By PBS NewsHour
This is the first year that schools will publish student test scores tied to the Common Core initiative. Critics argue that implementing these new standards cause overtesting that rob teachers and students of valuable teaching time. Judy Woodruff gets debate…
Seven small yellow tricycles stand alongside a fence in the playground at Malcolm X Elementary school in Washington D.C., and a group of kids who are clearly too big to ride them climb on, preparing to race.
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