For public school systems, the demand for special educational and treatment resources for children with autism often outpaces what is available. In the fourth report in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil looks at how two schools in the New…
Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one social entrepreneur's effort to help some unemployed find work in South Africa amid a massive jobless problem.
In his ongoing look at efforts to turn around ailing schools in New Orleans and Washington, D.C. John Merrow reports on the use of alternative school programs in Louisiana and progress on negotiations between a teachers union and public schools…
Facing a $50 million deficit, the Kansas City, Mo., school board voted this week to close 29 of the city's 61 public schools. Ray Suarez talks to Superintendent John Covington about the board's decision.
In Arizona, public schools are buckling under the weight of a weak economy. John Merrow examines how two schools are handling the crisis.
Some economists believe increasing government spending on infrastructure is the only way out of the nation's economic crisis. Paul Solman reports on how infrastructure spending may be a crucial way to resuscitate the economy.
In the first of two reports on leaders in education who are trying to reform urban schools, NewsHour education correspondent John Merrow investigates improvement efforts in Washington, D.C.
President Bush's No Child Left Behind education law, passed in 2002 to help close the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students, is set to expire this year. Two education administrators discuss the law and give their views on its effectiveness.
On a day when a major storm ripped through New Orleans, damaging neighborhoods still struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina's devastation, Guest Essayist Chris Rose reflects on the bumpy road to recovery.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday about whether schools in Seattle, Wash., and Louisville, Ky., can consider race when placing students in public elementary and secondary schools. The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle explains the cases that could affect millions…
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