April 2014 Archives

A new documentary looks at the half-century of work by Sue Duncan with an inner-city neighborhood children's center on the South Side of Chicago.

Education Week's Michele McNeil and The Wall Street Journal's Stephanie Banchero are making the leap to the arenas of policy and philanthropy.

The network situation comedy about a scheming educator is said to be less raunchy than the 2011 Cameron Diaz movie that inspired it.

The nonprofit journalism site reports that the gains of the desegregation era have eroded in many places, including Tuscaloosa, Ala., the focus of its investigation.

Reporter Sarah Carr visits Mississippi to examine the "brutal truths" surrounding corporal punishment.

The PBS documentary looks at how a Vermont school for boys with learning disabilities encourages students to memorize Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

Ezra Klein's Vox startup and Nate Silver's relaunched FiveThirtyEight direct a bit of their online analysis to topics such as college wait lists and school homicide data.

Reports about special education, charter schools, and school closings are among the first-prize winners in EWA's annual contest.

Three education documentaries about urban high schools, one on public radio and two on public television, have won prestigious Peabody Awards for electronic journalism.

"Building the Machine" gives voice to supporters and critics, but ultimately comes down against the nationwide standards effort.


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