About This Series

October 18, 2000 1 min read

Funding for this series is provided in part by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Ford Foundation. Scheduled installments are:

  • “Children of Change,” Sept 27, 2000: While the number and diversity of school-age children grow, they will represent a smaller proportion of the total U.S. population.
  • “Remodeling Suburbia,” Oct. 18, 2000: As suburbs creep farther outward from the nation’s cities, schools in the inner and outer rings will face new and disparate challenges.
  • Nov. 8, 2000: Schools will have to adjust as Hispanic immigrants fan out to areas beyond those where they have traditionally settled.
  • Nov. 29, 2000: In more than half the states, at least one in five residents will be 65 or older in 2025. This aging of the population will raise new issues for educators.
  • Dec. 13, 2000: Child poverty will continue to challenge educators, as the ranks of working, but still poor, families swell.