Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh and the Grameen Bank were jointly awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for their pioneering work developing micro-credit lending schemes for the poor. An expert discusses microfinance schemes.
While the drop-out rate of high school students increases, experts struggle to develop an accurate measure and determine why some students fail to graduate.
Warren Buffett, the world's second richest person, has donated nearly 85 percent of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help fight disease and poverty and improve education.
The NewsHour's Special Correspondent for Education John Merrow reports on efforts to fix a group of troubled elementary schools in Tennessee.
The Nebraska Legislature voted to divide Omaha's public schools into three racially identifiable districts, prompting the NAACP to file a lawsuit against the state arguing that the law "intentionally furthers racial segregation."…
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