| Aug 25, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Just a week ago, Elizabeth Conway Nass sat down with her father, Eric, to plan out a semester abroad in Norway.
She wanted his advice on how she would spend the second half of her junior year overseas while staying on track to earn a bachelor's degree in...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 5:52 PM
Teach for America -- a nonprofit organization that places college graduates, professionals and others without traditional teaching degrees in schools -- has been touted for its success in bringing talented people into the field of education.
But in the...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:54 PM
Several good friends of mine work as Chicago Public School teachers, and as the strike continues this week, I can’t help but point out it seems like Chicago’s great at coughing up money for Olympic bids, NATO summits, and TIFF slush funds, but...
| Sep 14, 2012
As an actor, Tony Danza had conquered nearly every entertainment realm TV, the movies, even Broadway when one day three years ago, he felt a powerful urge to chase a childhood dream and become a teacher. He'd been inspired, watching a documentary made...
| Jul 15, 2012
It was just after Labor Day in 2008 when Malia Burns took a break from the commotion at the Seattle wedding reception of her dear high school friend, Rose Pierce.
Alone in a small alcove away from the action, Malia was watching the Ohio State-USC game on...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 11:36 AM
An update to a story we first reported at WDBJ four years ago. It's the story of a young Roanoke woman who is the first in her family not only to go to college, but to go to Harvard University.
It was 2008 when we first met Salena Sullivan, the bubbly...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 2:58 PM
It’s not just the first day of school for the 9th graders at Helen Cox's Algebra 1 class, their teacher is experiencing his first day as well. Brandon Rapp is a Yale graduate with a degree in chemical engineering but because of Teach for America he...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin saw his proposed overhaul of public schools clear its first legislative hurdle Tuesday when the Senate Education Committee endorsed the bill with modest changes to language addressing teacher hiring and the school calendar.
| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:50 AM
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Senate has approved a measure that would spend more than $6 million to provide a one-time boost in state aid to school districts and technical schools.
Senators voted unanimously to pass the bill, which now goes to the...
| Mar 7, 2013
PIERRE — Down to four working days to wrap up the 2013 session, state legislators moved rapidly through final decisions on many bills Wednesday, including approval of millions of dollars in one-time aid to public schools and start-up of a program...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 9:30 AM
In my book, donating money to support creative writing programs is generally a good thing. But I'm -- hmm, let's call it conflicted -- over a $50-million donation to the University of Michigan's MFA program in creative writing from Helen Zell, wife of Sam...