Teaching is extremely difficult in urban school districts. In Chicago, for example, the city is confronting one of the worst budget crises in years, and keeping good teachers is a persistent struggle. But an intensive training program nearby is using…
The changing demographics of this country and the exponential growth of workers of color in the next few decades compel us to address racial inequities that also serve as a hindrance to financial gains.
By PBS NewsHour
Celebrated writer Sherman Alexie has just published his first children’s book, “Thunder Boy Jr.” He talks with Jeffrey Brown as part of our series on great summer reads and makes the case that books for kids need to show more…
Last month, a Mississippi judge ordered the state’s public schools to desegregate, illuminating the ongoing struggle to comply with the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to Maureen Costello of the Southern…
By Deanna Del Ciello, Swikar Patel, Education Week
Every wonder what it's like to attend a multilingual school? At this Pennsylvania high school, more than 15 languages are spoken.
Does having a unique name affect you? Did a teacher ever butcher or make fun of it? Share your experiences using #ActuallyMyNameIs as part of NewHour's Google Hangout.
Comic books have had a long history of tackling social issues. Teacher Tim Smyth says comic books and graphic novels are powerful vehicles to engage students in both history and current events.
By PBS NewsHour
It’s called flyover country -- low-profile parts of the U.S. the news media often forgets. But to husband-and-wife journalists James and Deborah Fallows, these areas are home to ‘cities that work,’ thriving communities that buck this election’s narrative of national…
From #OscarsSoWhite to Leonardo DiCaprio munching raw liver on screen, here's your cheat sheet to the year's biggest night in film.
By Joshua Barajas
A new study released Monday found that the film and television industries are “largely whitewashed” and severely lacks representation for women, people of color and LGBT individuals.
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