If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.
The new film “Won’t Back Down” stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a single mom who, frustrated by her daughter’s education, leads a movement to take over the school.
The film is fiction, but “trigger laws,” which enable parents to petition to take over failing schools, are becoming a national trend and laws are on the books in seven states.
Education advocacy was also in the 2010 documentary “Waiting for Superman” and it’s not a coincidence: Both films were produced by Walden Media.
Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.