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The latest news, analysis and reporting about Education from the PBS NewsHour and its website, the feed is updated periodically with interviews, background reports and updates to put the news in a larger context.

The latest news, analysis and reporting about Education from the PBS NewsHour and its website, the feed is updated periodically with interviews, background reports and updates to put the news in a larger context.
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The latest news, analysis and reporting about Education from the PBS NewsHour and its website, the feed is updated periodically with interviews, background reports and updates to put the news in a larger context.

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How to hook young people on math and science? Robots.

5/31/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioLYNN SHERR: Science and SciFi have always attracted Freya Wilhelm, whose favorite TV show as a child was this animated series set in the fantastic future. LYNN SHERR: But Freya’s life went off track her freshman year of high school, when, as a struggling art student in Manhattan, she descended into a cycle of marijuana, party drugs, psychedelics… FREYA WILHELM: I was feeling very experimental. LYNN SHERR: By her junior year, she had added cocaine. And was...

Duration:00:04:28

What’s the legacy of Head Start 50 years on?

5/18/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSFederal government spending bill investing billions in education Giving traumatized kids a head start in healing States looking to expand preschool confront debate over results, funding GWEN IFILL: Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson announced the creation of Head Start, the government program designed to support low-income children and families. In our latest American Graduate report, the NewsHour’s April Brown has the story of how...

Duration:00:07:07

This high school trains Baltimore’s students to be artists

5/15/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSN.C. elementary schools promise arts education but access is far from equal Special arts academy helps Chicago teens transcend tough streets Arts education helps build ‘whole people,’ says singer Jessye Norman JUDY WOODRUFF: Now to a school training the next generation of great artists. At the Baltimore School for the Arts, a pre-professional high school, students are admitted solely on their artistic potential without a review of any academic...

Duration:00:05:04

When school safety drills weren’t so smooth, these students made a training

5/7/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Over the past few months, NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs have been looking into school campus safety. In Arizona, one group of our high school students has been asked to play an important role in making sure everyone on campus knows what to do in an emergency. The NewsHour’s April Brown worked with some of those students, for our latest American graduate report, part of a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public...

Duration:00:07:00

Designing Hawaii schools that keep out danger and let in nature

4/9/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSThe New Safe: Stories from the frontlines of school safety How an elementary school moves on after a shooting Spate of Shootings Raises School Safety Concerns JUDY WOODRUFF: Now we travel to the island of Maui in Hawaii, where multi-building schools are designed to withstand natural forces, but protecting against intruders is still a challenge. Student Television Network correspondent Sydney Dempsey looks at how one architect is reimagining...

Duration:00:04:35

How an elementary school moves on after a shooting

4/7/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSThe New Safe: Stories from the frontlines of school safety Millennials ‘confused, appalled’ by racist fraternity video Two years after Sandy Hook, how have gun laws changed? GWEN IFILL: Now a unique look at school safety issues through the eyes of young people. Today, we’re launching a new feature from our network of Student Reporting Labs, middle and high school journalism programs around the country. It explores how the concept of safety has...

Duration:00:06:40

How Rolling Stone got the UVA sexual assault story so wrong

4/6/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSReview calls disputed Rolling Stone campus rape story case of ‘journalistic failure’ Leaving the case open, Charlottesville police find no proof of UVA gang rape UVA reinstates frat after police find no proof of rape described in Rolling Stone article GWEN IFILL: A new report commissioned by Rolling Stone and conducted by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism describes in detail the life and death of a now discredited account of...

Duration:00:13:51

Does the relationship between colleges and student-athletes need to be reca

4/6/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio[ nh_links align=”right”] GWEN IFILL: Tonight, as the men’s college basketball tournament comes to a close, we take a look at the role of the student-athlete, in the game, in the classroom, and at the negotiating table. Jeffrey Brown is back with that. MAN: He’s got an open three, and it rattles home! JEFFREY BROWN: It’s March Madness, when basketball rules and the NCAA revels in the attention. Indeed, Wisconsin’s win on Saturday over unbeaten Kentucky was...

Duration:00:07:43

How cheating on standardized tests can be a criminal act

4/1/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSAtlanta Starts New School Year Under Cloud of Cheating Scandal Schoolhouse Shock: Report Finds Widespread Cheating by Atlanta Educators Atlanta Teachers Surrender for Crimes Related to Doctoring of Test Scores JUDY WOODRUFF: A jury in Atlanta has convicted 11 former public school teachers, principals and administrators on racketeering charges tied to cheating on standardized tests. The convictions came on the eighth day of jury deliberations,...

Duration:00:06:50

Leaving the case open, Charlottesville police find no proof of UVA gang rap

3/23/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSArticle on brutal sexual assault provokes investigation at the University of Virginia Will unraveling of Rolling Stone’s UVa sexual assault story make other victims reluctant to speak out? UVA reinstates frat after police find no proof of rape described in Rolling Stone article JUDY WOODRUFF: Police in Charlottesville, Virginia have released the findings of an investigation into an alleged sexual assault at a University of Virginia fraternity...

Duration:00:05:46

Tech giants battle for classrooms in Amish country

3/13/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhy it’s hard to unplug, even in Amish country Encouraging rural Alaska’s students to become teachers President Obama pledges $750 million in commitments to outfit classrooms with better technology JUDY WOODRUFF: Visit most any school these days, and you’ll likely find teachers using laptops, tablets and other high-tech tools. The competition for the educational technology market is fierce, and yet teachers and administrators often find it...

Duration:00:06:24

Why some students are refusing to take the Common Core test

3/11/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSCan innovative schools be all-inclusive in Philadelphia? New standardized tests throw technology curve at some students White House threatens veto of GOP bill to fix No Child Left Behind JUDY WOODRUFF: Testing for the Common Core learning standards in U.S. public schools began earlier this month. And just as a rebellion is brewing against the Common Core, there are now protests building against the national tests associated with them. Reports...

Duration:00:08:17

Racist video by University of Oklahoma frat prompts protest, apologies and

3/11/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSNews Wrap: Two Okla. students expelled for racist chant Fraternity reforms, from inside and out, seek to curb sexual assault For Perpetrators and Victims, Suppressing Temptation of College Hazing Rituals JUDY WOODRUFF: Now: the continuing fallout at the University of Oklahoma after members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity were caught on camera singing racist epithets. The video came out Saturday, and action was taken within 48 hours. But...

Duration:00:01:41

University of Oklahoma president: Colleges have to be a loud voice against

3/11/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSNews Wrap: Two Okla. students expelled for racist chant Rap music not to blame for racist frat video, Twitter says University of Oklahoma students and faculty react to racist frat video JUDY WOODRUFF:And I’m joined now by David Boren, the president of the University of Oklahoma. Governor Boren, is there any new information about the origin of that song the fraternity members were singing or about who else was involved? DAVID BOREN, President,...

Duration:00:07:31

What are the biggest barriers to educating girls around the globe?

3/3/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now a look at a new initiative announced today at the White House, to increase the educational opportunities for girls around the world. Jeffrey Brown is back with that. JEFFREY BROWN: Sixty million, that’s the number of girls around the world who do not attend school, according to President and Mrs. Obama, who today announced a new U.S. government effort to help. It builds on a program called Let Girls Learn and increases the training...

Duration:00:05:17

Why American students are struggling with – and defaulting on – small debts

2/23/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSStudent debt hurts household wealth for decades Gov. report shows seniors owe $18 billion in student loan debt Will new student loan options make a dent in debt? JUDY WOODRUFF: Even as the U.S. economy is picking up steam, there’s new research finding student loan debt is growing, and its burden lingers even longer than we realized. Data from the New York Federal Reserve shows student loan balances climbed to almost $1.2 trillion at the end of...

Duration:00:07:37

In rural West Virginia, schools help grandparents who are parenting for the

2/4/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSSchools in rural West Virginia aim to improve students’ prospects With more U.S. students living in poverty, education system faces strain Republicans begin revising ‘No Child Left Behind’ JUDY WOODRUFF: It’s often said it takes a village to raise a child, but in remote rural parts of the country, that may be easier said than done. We have the second report from special correspondent for education John Tulenko of Learning Matters, who has been...

Duration:00:07:45

Schools in rural West Virginia aim to improve students’ prospects

2/3/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSCould push to improve teacher training start by taking a cue from flight schools? With lunch after recess, fruits and veggies consumption increases by 54 percent Philadelphia schools aim to innovate to escape crisis JUDY WOODRUFF: Next, we head out to the country for a look at the challenges facing rural schools, which educate about a fifth of all American students. Special correspondent for education John Tulenko of Learning Matters has the...

Duration:00:06:28

Is ‘The Test’ failing American schools?

1/22/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSIs there too much testing in the public schools? Why a GOP-controlled Congress may abandon No Child Left Behind law Is the new GED test an educational improvement or setback? GWEN IFILL: As Congress begins to tackle a new federal education law that would succeed No Child Left Behind, one of the major dividing lines is already clear. What is the proper role and use of testing? It’s a question that has long touched a raw nerve among parents and...

Duration:00:06:54

Connecting the classroom to promising health careers

1/20/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight: One of the perpetual challenges facing educators is finding way to make school relevant in the lives of students. A school in Oakland, California, has found success by designing lessons making those links much closer between the classroom and the working world. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports as part of our American Graduate project. It’s a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. WOMAN:...

Duration:00:08:21