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As part of our American Graduate focus on teachers, testing and accountability, Ray Suarez moderated a discussion with several New York public school teachers on the challenges they face in the classroom and how they think they should be evaluated.Continue Watch New York Teachers Discuss Accountability, Assessments on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly During his long career, Rev. Gardner C. Taylor has been repeatedly honored as one of the greatest preachers in America. Taylor gets a celebrity’s welcome when he takes the pulpit in churches across the nation, and at 88, he still shows the charm that has pulled in worshipers for more than [...]
Transcript GWEN IFILL: We turn now to a new report which ranks the countries where mothers and their children are at the most and the least risk. The international nonprofit Save the Children finds Norway the healthiest for the third year in a row, the worst, the West African nation of Niger. It replaced Afghanistan, which [...]
On Friday, the House of Representatives voted to keep interest rates for Stafford student loans down by tapping into funds from the health care reform law — despite the threat of a veto from President Obama. We’ll have more on that debate, deeply divided along party lines, on Friday’s NewsHour broadcast.
As the co-founder of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropic organization, Melinda Gates has spent decades looking at the challenges and potential solutions to the problems facing America’s education system. The foundation controls over $30 billion, which its staff uses to pursue the goal of giving every child an equal opportunity to [...]