As education reporters rolled into Chicago for their annual conference this week, they were greeted with headlines about the latest crises in the Chicago Public Schools.
Daytime TV host Ellen Degeneres made the day of teacher Callie Flanders and her elementary school in Union Bridge, Md.
Mary Kay Letourneau chats with Barbara Walters, while "Saturday Night Live" spoofs teacher-student relationships in a way that is sure to offend someone.
"The Homestretch" takes viewers to the basements and the shelters where homeless young people rest their heads while trying to attend school.
"Kids Behind Bars," airing Sunday, visits a New Mexico juvenile center that is emphasizing counseling and education as a result of a legal settlement with the ACLU.
The publication's developers say they aim to shine fresh light on topics and innovations in the field, while avoiding what they see as a stalled dialogue about the issues.
Reports about urban education, principal turnover, resegregation, charter schools, and testing were among the subjects of the first-place winners in this year's annual contest.
The PBS news show revisits the debate over childhood vaccines in light of recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses.
The two-hour series closer was a final argument for the value of arts education, a theme of the show throughout its six-season run.