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.
The Education Nation 2013 Summit opens with remarks from NBC News Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis and New York Public Library President Tony Marx.
The world has changed dramatically in recent decades, impacting how we communicate, travel, work, and share information. And yet, the U.S. public education model remains largely the same. Education Nation hears from some of today s leading innovators from diverse fields about the power of disruption and transformation to help reimagine our education system. Where are we heading?
Caring adults and community programs can provide the consistency, encouragement and accountability that students need to succeed.
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.