October 2013 Archives

A Web story last week in the Los Angeles Times saying that Superintendent John Deasy was going to resign set off five days of frenzy, ending with him staying on.

"The Graduates" is a two-part PBS documentary highlighting the dropout problem among Latino students, and six young people who overcome adversity.

The new brand identity covers well-established education news sites GothamSchools, EdNews Colorado and new sites in Indianapolis and Memphis.

A documentary by PBS "NewsHour" correspondent John Merrow looks at "the greatest experiment in the history of American education," the remaking of New Orleans schools after Hurricane Katrina.

The new documentary follows two families as they push for the best for their sons, from kindergarten through high school graduation.

Writer Amanda Ripley's thesis is that the nation's emphasis on school sports is misplaced when U.S. schools are mired in "international mediocrity in education."

More young people take up typing, both on old typewriters and as part of keyboarding lessons in anticipation of tests linked to the rcommon core academic standards.

The Wall Street Journal's eight-page section looks as massive open online courses, teachers' use of videogames, and college costs, among other stories.

NBC News takes a look at the new head of the National PTA, who is seeking to get more fathers involved in the parent group.

A documentary on public television examines the chess team at a New York City middle school.

NBC News is launching its fourth annual, star-studded series of panel discussions on education, along with TV news reports, student and teacher town halls, and other elements.


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