Unable to find enough qualified teachers for its worst public schools, New York City set up a crash program--one month of training--for 350 men and women.
Host John Merrow turns private detective in this tongue-in-cheek drama to solve "The Case of an Excellent School."
A profile of school reform efforts in Philadelphia, Seattle and Chicago circa the late 1990s.
Why do 30% percent of new teachers– 50% in urban areas– leave teaching within five years? Is the problem one of recruitment or retention?
In this three-part series, host John Merrow takes you on an engaging and honest journey inside these young adolescent's lives, who differ in race, gender, and ethnic background.