Pedro Noguera, a professor of education at New York University, weighs in
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.
Rob Franek of The Princeton Review presents the publication s latest list of the best colleges in America.
Kate DiCamillo is an award-winning author, has more than 20 million copies of her books in print, and has had two of her books turned into movies. But ask her about how she got her start and she ll tell you it was a true struggle. She went through 473 manuscript rejections before her first book got published. Now She s giving 3rd and 4th-graders just outside of Chicago a lesson in perseverance.
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.
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