Griffin Furlong was named Valedictorian of his high school, despite being in and out of homeless shelters with his family after losing his mother to cancer. Furlong was managed to earn a 4.65 GPA and was accepted to Florida State University. NBC s Rehema Ellis reports.
Levar Burton praised fans for helping his Reading Rainbow Kickstarter campaign reached its $1 million goal in eleven hours. The campaign focuses on expanding the current app, helping the show live on in a digital age.
An Arizona high school has stirred some concerns because a section of its yearbook is devoted to students who face the challenges of also being parents.
The state now says they will rebuild 82-year-old Trenton Central High School, which houses 1800 students and staff.
After about half a million students took the PISA exams, US performance remained flat. America has a child poverty rate nearly double that of some countries that outperform the United States, which is thought to be a factor. Experts say the test results will likely intensify the debate over education reform. NBC s Rehema Ellis reports.
After months of heated argument Chicago s school board has decided to close 49-elementary school and one high school The biggest mass public school closing ever in this country. Now thousands of families are looking at the prospect of sending small children out of their neighborhoods to unfamiliar schools, something the city maintains, can t be helped. NBC'S Kevin Tibbles reports.
As the costs of education continue to soar, a growing number of young people are considering Canadian colleges where the tuition is a fraction of what students pay in the U.S. NBC s Rehema Ellis reports.
Atlanta educators accused in the cheating scandal have begun to turn themselves in to face allegations they changed students test scores to earn bonuses. NBC s Thanh Truong reports.
Controversy over academic standards based on race.
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