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WATCH: Opt Out Movement

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WATCH: Opt Out Movement

This month about 15 million students are scheduled to take the first round of the Common Core nationalized tests. Across the country - and political spectrum - a strong rebellion has emerged with one unified message: students must refuse to take these tests.

Mar 11th, 2015 | 1 comment | 1,725 Views
WATCH: Rural Schools in McDowell County - Part 2

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WATCH: Rural Schools in McDowell County - Part 2

In West Virginia’s McDowell County, parents and caregivers often lack the support necessary to raise happy, healthy children. In the second of his two part report, John Tulenko looks at new programs that offer a ray of hope.

Feb 4th, 2015 | 1 comment | 5,004 Views
WATCH: Rural Schools in McDowell County - Part 1

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WATCH: Rural Schools in McDowell County - Part 1

McDowell County, WV, is a hard place to be a kid. The former coal mining community is the poorest in the state, with the highest rates of drug overdose, suicide, and heart disease. A new initiative, which includes the teacher union, is trying to turn this around.

Feb 3rd, 2015 | 2 comments | 7,933 Views
WATCH: Abandon Ship! Is the Common Core Sinking?

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WATCH: Abandon Ship! Is the Common Core Sinking?

Drawing on a 1950's Hollywood shipwreck film, this report brings viewers up-to-date on the Common Core's unfolding dramas.

Dec 25th, 2014 | 1 comment | 10,288 Views
WATCH: Philadelphia Schools Fighting Back - Part 2

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WATCH: Philadelphia Schools Fighting Back - Part 2

Philadelphia's low-performing traditional schools are hemorrhaging students. So superintendent William Hite is fighting back, giving students an incentive to return by opening three high schools with innovative, project-based curriculums. Will it work?

Dec 2nd, 2014 | 0 comments | 6,602 Views
WATCH: Philadelphia Schools Fighting Back - Part 1

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WATCH: Philadelphia Schools Fighting Back - Part 1

At Science Leadership Academy (SLA) in Philadelphia, project-based learning is at the core of all instruction, and it seems to work.

Dec 1st, 2014 | 0 comments | 4,637 Views
Duration: 6:05 min
LISTEN: Chris Lehmann, on teachers and technology at Science Leadership Academy

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LISTEN: Chris Lehmann, on teachers and technology at Science Leadership Academy

An expert on education technology, Lehmann says putting a laptop in the hands of every student is a “game changer”, bringing the outside world into the classroom and transforming the way that students and teachers interact.

Nov 18th, 2014 | 0 comments
Duration: 8:29 min
LISTEN:  Science Leadership Academy, a Model of Innovation

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LISTEN: Science Leadership Academy, a Model of Innovation

In Philadelphia, Principal Chris Lehmann has founded a school where kids learn by exploring real-life projects and teachers teach by asking questions.

Nov 14th, 2014 | 0 comments
Duration: 13:50 min
LISTEN:  Philadelphia Schools Fighting Back

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LISTEN: Philadelphia Schools Fighting Back

In Philadelphia, 70,000 students fled low-performing neighborhood schools this year to attend charter schools. Now, Superintendent William Hite is fighting back by opening three new high schools with innovative curriculums.

Nov 14th, 2014 | 0 comments
Duration: 21:29 min
WATCH: Philadelphia Budget Crunch

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WATCH: Philadelphia Budget Crunch

Philadelphia's public schools are "the most underfunded in the nation". How did it get this way and what does it mean for students?

Oct 3rd, 2014 | 1 comment | 16,323 Views
Duration: 7:17 min
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