Many students who enroll in college leave with crushing debt and no degree. Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School in South Easton, MA offers students an alternative to higher ed.
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.
10 years ago, Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans and prompted a controversial state-led experiment in public education. In today's citywide system of charter schools, test scores and grad rates are up. But is New Orleans really a model for urban school reform?
Can brain science improve teaching in public schools? For a growing number of educators that's a no-brainer - yes! Cute puns aside, you won't want to miss the surprising techniques of one teacher on the cutting edge.