Reports by John Tulenko

 

 

John D. Tulenko is a Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour and senior producer at Learning Matters, a non-profit television production company founded in 1995.

In addition to multiple awards from the Education Writers' Association, John has received two Emmy nominations for NewsHour reports: Disappearing Dropouts (2005) and Turnaround Specialist (2007). Additionally, he has received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award in 2000 for the documentary School Sleuth. His recent work has examined literacy in the early grades, bilingual education, workforce readiness, and other subjects in education.

 

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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 | 4,963 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 | 7,890 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 | 10,082 Views
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 | 16,217 Views
Duration: 7:17 min
WATCH: Moonshot Moment

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WATCH: Moonshot Moment

In Vero Beach, Florida, what started as one mom’s mission to help her dyslexic son learn to read has grown into a movement.

Sep 3rd, 2014 | 0 comments | 16,177 Views
Duration: 7:56 min
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