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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 | 4,011 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 | 7,307 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 | 7,824 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 | 5,740 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 | 3,876 Views
Duration: 6:05 min
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