Two years after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made a $100 million gift to the Newark Public Schools in New Jersey, NBC News senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers looks at how efforts to reform the academically troubled district are progressing.
A California school district investigated a teacher after her Twitter tirade against students. She was reprimanded in writing, but parents demand a harsher punishment. NBC s Jacob Rascon reports.
There s a case of sticker shock over what some moms and dads are calling ridiculously long school-supply lists. NBC s Janet Shamlian reports.
A survey found that supplies for a middle school student will cost an average of around $312 this fall, up about $100 from last year. Outfitting a student in high school will run about $350, up by about $20.
After a principal decreed kids could no longer play tag at recess, parents protested that the ban was too excessive. NBC s Brian Williams reports.
Otha Thornton is the PTA s first male African-American president. As a former lieutenant colonel in the Army, he said that discipline -- and his own struggles growing up -- help him relate to today s most at-risk kids. NBC s Gabe Gutierrez reports.
In an effort to create a safer environment after a multitude of injuries, a middle school in Port Washington, N.Y., has banned footballs, soccer balls, baseballs and other equipment that could harm a child during recess. NBC s Brian Williams reports.
At 87 years old, Tony Bennett, and his wife, Susan Benedetto, are helping students explore the arts. So far their foundation has poured millions of dollars into public school arts programs first in New York, and now in Los Angeles. NBC s Harry Smith reports.
Kentucky in the early 1900s really quizzed its students trying to enter high school. Would you be able to pass? NBC s Kevin Tibbles reports.
One program aims to prepare teachers to recognize students who may exhibit signs of a mental illness. But, but detractors say the pupils could get detrimental labels. NBC's Mark Potter reports.
Back to school shopping is the second biggest retail event behind Christmas sales, and a growing number of states are offering a sales-tax break on school supplies as an incentive to spend. NBC s Rehema Ellis reports.
Interest rates on federal student loans are set to jump to 6.8 percent on Monday, July 1, now that Congress has gone home for the holiday without taking action. NBC s Rehema Ellis reports.
Educators discuss the importance of hands-on learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom, such as the ones afforded by Project Exploration.
A southern Oregon high school had 21 valedictorians this year, a trend that is growing nationwide. NBC s Mike Taibbi reports.
Jim Rawlins of the National Association for College Admission Counseling talks about what goes into considering a student's college application and the role a valedictorian label has on determining the applicant's standing.
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