The Next Generation Science Standards, being implemented in 18 states, emphasize learning science by doing science. How are they redefining instruction in American classrooms?
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.
To cut education costs, Vermont lawmakers are beginning a controversial consolidation of its vast, mostly rural school system. But are residents willing to give up their small community schools?
St Cloud, MN is a hotspot of anti-Muslim sentiment. However, the school district is working to create a welcoming and tolerant school climate.
Our report on special education in Los Angeles looks at the district's current focus on inclusion. Is moving special needs students into neighborhood schools and classrooms a sign of progress, or a cause for concern?