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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With more US students living in poverty, education system faces strain

1/18/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: A newly released report by the Southern Education Foundation says a majority of all public school students across the United States come from low-income families. Experts say that could have important implications for the nation. For more about that, we’re joined now from Washington by Lyndsey Layton. She covered the story for The Washington Post. So, the numbers have been getting worse over time, right? I mean, 10 years ago, it was only...

Duration:00:04:13

Would free tuition boost student success at community colleges?

1/9/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhy even top tier students should consider community colleges Grad rates double after reinvention of Chicago City Colleges Community colleges struggling with spreading the knowledge JUDY WOODRUFF: President Obama was back on the road previewing some of his new proposals for his State of the Union speech. He unveiled an ambitious plan to offer two years of free tuition for community college. But there are questions about the details and whether...

Duration:00:07:07

Is the new GED test an educational improvement or setback?

1/6/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhat will sink and what will survive as states test the Common Core? Why a GOP-controlled Congress may abandon No Child Left Behind law Schools provide educational and mental health support to influx of undocumented teens GWEN IFILL: The GED, or General Educational Development diploma, has long been an important high school equivalency credential for those hoping to make up for lost time and lost opportunity. In a typical year, about...

Duration:00:06:50

Schools provide educational and mental health support to influx of undocume

1/2/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSThe cost of keeping undocumented minors in the U.S. On the front lines of caring for children who cross the border No country for lost kids HARI SREENIVASAN: Officials in this country have also been dealing with a surge in illegal immigration this past year, most dramatically when a wave of unaccompanied children and young adults flooded north across the U.S.-Mexican border last spring and summer. Many were detained and face possible...

Duration:00:08:15

Ebola, Ferguson and Derek Jeter make high schoolers’ #MyZeitgeist videos

12/30/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKS#MyZeitgeist 2014 Meograph finalists #MyZeitgeist 2014 Trio finalists The top 10 political stories of 2014 HARI SREENIVASAN: Now a different take on the year that was. Judy Woodruff recently talked to several teenagers about the stories that caught their eyes in 2014, and explored how technology affects what they see and hear about the news. JUDY WOODRUFF: “NewsHour” Extra, our Web site for teachers and students, has partnered with Google for...

Duration:00:07:40

What will sink and what will survive as states test Common Core?

12/25/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhy more states are backing off Common Core California students take a stand to topple teacher tenure; New York up next Philadelphia schools aim to innovate to escape crisis HARI SREENIVASAN: Public schools across the country are transitioning to the Common Core, a set of new academic standards in math and language arts. But, increasingly, protests to them have gotten louder this year, and some states are even rethinking their decisions. With a...

Duration:00:07:39

With virtual seminars and lower tuition, Minerva Schools offers online alte

12/24/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhy college education isn’t a bubble The most cost-effective college in America? Not Harvard… Poll: Student loan debt cripples graduate happiness GWEN IFILL: With the cost of a college education in the neighborhood of a quarter-of-a-million dollars at some schools, growing numbers of students, educators and some Silicon Valley executives are starting to rethink the value and the business model of higher education. As science correspondent Miles...

Duration:00:08:37

Sparking a love for science by studying how Christmas trees burn

12/24/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSGIF: Christmas tree to blazing inferno in less than a minute Why hands-free tech doesn’t necessarily make driving safer ‘Talking cars’ could prevent accidents before they happen GWEN IFILL: Every year, fire departments in the United States respond to more than 200 Christmas tree fires, which are often more deadly than other house fires. Tonight, we take a look at a program at the University of Maryland that uses Christmas tree burns to teach high...

Duration:00:05:19

Why haven’t efforts worked to stop dangerous drinking at college?

12/12/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWill unraveling of Rolling Stone’s UVa sexual assault story make other victims reluctant to speak out? Will saying yes to affirmative consent curb college sexual assault? Senators propose improvements to how colleges handle sexual assault JUDY WOODRUFF: There’s a growing recognition about the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses, and it seems new headlines each week, including the high-profile investigations currently under way at the...

Duration:00:08:45