Seung-Hui Cho, the student at Virginia Tech University who killed 32 people Monday, mailed a package to NBC News between his two shootings. The NewsHour reports on these developments, including earlier stalking accusations against the gunman.
By PBS NewsHour
The Virginia Tech Police Department on Tuesday identified the gunman responsible for shooting 32 people on campus before taking his own life the previous day as a student at the university.
Monday's deadly shootings at Virginia Tech University have sparked concern over security at many colleges and universities around the country. Three education officials discuss the challenges of keeping students safe at often sprawling campuses.
At least 32 people were killed Monday during a shooting rampage in a residence hall and academic building at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Va. Two reporters give the latest on the situation.
For students attending schools at hundreds of military installations, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are a constant topic for discussion, even at the youngest of ages. Special correspondent John Merrow reports from one school in Fort Bragg, N.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.
Harvard and Princeton are among the institutions that have abandoned the use of early admissions, saying the process is unfair to lower-income students. Other universities argue against this and have instead redoubled their commitment to early decision.
Microsoft has helped build a high-tech high school in a Philadelphia community that serves low-income families. Students at this state-of-the art facility incorporate the latest technologies throughout their curriculum.
The third report in a series by education correspondent John Merrow tracks one principal's efforts to reform a troubled inner-city school in Richmond, Virginia on the state's warning list.
Students compete in National Poetry Out Loud, the first annual poetry recitation contest. Jeffrey Brown reports.
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