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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


Illinois high school shrinks its achievement gap for minority students by s

5/27/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Most high schools offer some amount of advanced placement courses, designed to be more challenging for students, while allowing them to potentially earn college credit. While more high school students are taking A.P. courses than ever before, the amount of diversity in those classes hasn’t kept pace. From WTTW in Chicago, Brandis Friedman reports on what one high school is doing to make sure students aren’t left behind. BRANDIS FRIEDMAN,...

Duration: 00:06:15


What galvanized standardized testing’s opt-out movement

5/26/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhy some students are refusing to take the Common Core test Common Core’s unintended consequence? More teachers write their own curricula Schools, students bracing themselves for new, tougher Common Core tests GWEN IFILL: The school year is nearing its end around the country, and many students are completing a new round of standardized tests tied to the Common Core curriculum. But there has been backlash in some communities. William Brangham...

Duration: 00:07:15


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


Why Starbucks is offering workers a college education, hold the debt

5/6/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWould free tuition boost student success at community colleges? More part-time workers suffer instability, long hours to make ends meet Can online courses replace a campus education? JUDY WOODRUFF: Now from coffee to college. In our latest story in partnership with The Atlantic magazine, we look at unusual push by Starbucks to give their employees access to higher education. It’s 6:00 a.m., and 23 year-old Markelle Colum-Herbison is already at...

Duration: 00:08:41


‘World’s best teacher’ does not believe in tests and quizzes

4/29/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSTeacher of the Year: Engagement Key to Student Success 2012 Teacher of the Year on What Helps Teachers and Students Succeed Obama honors Texas teacher who works with war refugees JUDY WOODRUFF: Next: a profile of a teacher whose approach has caught international attention. President Obama today recognized some of the country’s best educators at a White House ceremony honoring the teacher of the year. Shanna Peeples, who teaches high school...

Duration: 00:07:17


Why is Teach For America struggling to recruit?

4/15/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSStruggling Schools Turn to Top Grads for Teaching Boost Service Organizations Give Grads Fulfillment, and a Job out of College What’s the best way to teach teachers? GWEN IFILL: Next: the struggle to draw college graduates back to the classroom. Teach for America has sent more than 33,000 participants into schools in low-income, high need communities since it launched in 1990. But as Brandis Friedman of public television station WTTW Chicago...

Duration: 00:06:12


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


First-generation students face unique struggles at elite colleges

4/9/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSObama: Community college should be ‘as free and universal in America as high school’ Why even top tier students should consider community colleges What parents need to know about college faculty JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight, a segment from our partners at The New York Times. Last month, students from some of the nation’s most selective colleges gathered at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Known as first gens, or generation, these...

Duration: 00:05:51


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 of...

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 the...

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

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