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Taking STEM Lessons Outside of the School Day
The demand for skilled workers in science, technology, engineering, and math is increasing, and schools are feeling pressure to bolster so-called STEM education. A Rhode Island after-school program is helping out. (November 15, 2017)
The Big Education Issues Ahead for 2018
A number of important issues are on the horizon as 2018 begins, including the implications of new federal tax laws, the fate of DACA students and teachers, the implications of ESSA, and the Trump administration’s plans for expanding school choice.
Parent Changemaker: Fighting for Teacher Home Visits
At first, single dad Paul Lumpkin was worried when his daughter’s kindergarten teacher asked to visit them at home. Now he advocates for parent-teacher home visits across the country. (January 22, 2018)
School Shootings Ignite Controversial Proposals Around Arming Teachers
Gun-rights advocates across the country are pushing to allow educators to carry concealed weapons in classrooms. But many organizations passionately disagree that arming staff will help keep kids safe. (December 5, 2017)
Sandy Hook Mom's Grief Fuels Fight to End Gun Violence
Nicole Hockley now feels it is her moral responsibility to try to prevent gun violence. It is how she honors the memory of her 6-year old son who died in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Tensions Rise as Puerto Rico's Schools Face New Reality
As the U.S. territory's schools recover from Hurricane Maria, big changes and conflict loom. (February 9, 2018)