Assignment: the World Says Good-Bye

After 54 years, Assignment: the World, America’s longest running educational program, will be turning off the lights and shutting down our cameras. Due to increasing costs of production and the rapidly changing world of news, Assignment: the World will not be able to continue. Over the years ATW has impacted hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and classrooms, providing them with the tools needed to increase awareness of global issues, knowledge of diverse cultures and communities, and international relations.

We would like to thank all the teachers for using us as teaching tool in the classroom and supporting public broadcasting. We would also like to thank all of the students for writing in over the years and watching the program. Assignment: the World’s last episode aired on May 23, 2013.

For more information, see this Press Release.

Special Edition

Student doing work.

High school is a time when young people are trying to figure out what path in life they want to take and who they will become. To some this comes very easily, however, many students struggle to keep up with the increasing demands of a high school education and decide to drop out.  This week we will be taking a look at some students who have struggled with the choice of staying of school.