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May 18, 2016

Amid Influx of Muslim Students, Schools Temper Tensions (Video)

In St. Cloud, Minn., a recent influx of Somali immigrants has sparked anger and intolerance among residents. What's it like to be a Muslim student in this community? How is the school district working to promote tolerance?

May 18, 2016

Combined Daycare / Nursing Home Brings Young and Old Together (Video)

At Seattle's Providence Mount St. Vincent nursing home, an on-site daycare allows toddlers and elderly adults to interact on a daily basis. What can elderly adults and young children learn from one another?

May 13, 2016

What Is a Gap Year? And Why Is It a Growing Trend? (Video)

A growing number of high school graduates are choosing to take a gap year before beginning college. Why is this a growing trend?

May 11, 2016

Video: John King on Common Core, ESSA, and How His Teachers Saved His Life

Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. recently sat down with PBS to share his views on a variety of topics. King discussed policy issues like the Common Core and resegregation, as well as his own personal connection to education.

May 03, 2016

The Keys to Post-College Success: Video Interview With Author Jeffrey Selingo

Can a few key decisions determine how successful students become after college? On a PBS NewsHour segment, author Jeffrey Selingo shared how students can best prepare themselves for the working world.

April 28, 2016

How Are Schools Dealing With Lead Contamination? (Video)

School districts across the country have found higher than acceptable lead levels in their students' drinking water. What are they doing to fix the problem?

April 13, 2016

Community Colleges Seek to Improve Grad Rates by Supporting Students (Video)

In New York City, only 17 percent of community college students graduate within three years. Can a student support program increase these numbers?

April 06, 2016

Personalized Learning Fuels Data-Privacy Worries (Video)

As schools across the country go high-tech, fears about the privacy and security of students' personal information are on the rise.

April 04, 2016

Foster Youth and College: How One Student Defied the Odds (Video)

Only about half of all youth in foster care in the U.S. graduate from high school, and just one in 10 enroll in college. But James Turner is defying those odds.

March 31, 2016

Is the New SAT Better? Is It Worth Taking? (Video)

The PBS NewsHour recently reported on the changing status of the SAT. Despite its recent redesign, there is growing skepticism of the test's value as a predictor of college success.

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