For girls from more disadvantaged areas and under-resourced schools, they do...– - Linda Kekelis, Techbridge founder Here’s the segment we aired last night on how engaging young women in science and math keeps them interested in school:
Tonight on the NewsHour
Tonight on the NewsHour, we examine why girls aren’t expected to perform as well in science, technology, engineering and math (or STEMs). Spencer Michels reports from Oakland, CA where Techbridge engages girls in afters school science activities — while keeping them on track for graduation. Check here to find out when your local PBS station airs the NewsHour. Or stream us live from...
"The facts are startlingly clear: there is an...
NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan reported on the dropout crisis in Detroit, MI, where 4 out of 10 students don’t graduate. There, he found that despite the resources and research available, it comes down to execution. “Classrooms are at the front lines,” he reflects in his Reporters Notebook. Watch how Detroit schools and teachers are challenging the dropout crisis by...
"Even the fast food place that hired him after he...
26 years ago, Kenny Buchanan dropped out of the 9th grade at the age of 18. He had already flunked twice. Today, he has his first steady job in years. NPR profiled Kenny this summer, and recently caught up with him again to see how things are going.
The Education Conversation
The past few weeks in education news have been buzzing about for-profit schools, online courses and “If I Were a Poor Black Kid.” We Storified some key responses over at the PBS NewsHour (and even found an excuse to reference the Sith Lord himself. Consider it a holiday treat).
AmGrad launch most popular post of 2011 →
mediaengage: CPB launches American Graduate initiative Our post about the launch of American Graduate was the most popular of the year. We’re glad you paid attention: This amazing CPB initiative is making a big impact on communities across the country. Whoohoo!
In East Durham, North Carolina, teachers...
"If you don't go to school, you're not going to...
Spoiler Alert: Get your butt to school and smize, honey. Tyra Banks, Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj and other celebrities record personal wake-up calls to students in an effort to increase high school attendance, as part of the Get Schooled Foundation.
We're here, let's make it happen
And we’re up and running with our first Tumblr post! For the next 18 months, the PBS NewsHour will be sharing with you highlights from the American Graduate project, a public media initiative reporting on the nation’s high school dropout crisis. With help from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, America’s Promise Alliance and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, local...