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64 Years After Historic Brown Decision, Little Rock Nine Inspires Student Activism at Central High School
Zia Tollette, a student at Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., says the history of her school and the Little Rock Nine are strong reminders why it is so important to be engaged in politics. (May 7, 2018)
Puerto Rico’s Students and Educators Grapple With Trauma
The long-term impacts of Hurricane Maria on the mental health of Puerto Rico’s children and teachers could have big repercussions on the island’s future. (March 13, 2018)
Cleveland Schools Use Incentives, Parent Outreach to Reduce Chronic Absences
Seven million children in the U.S. are considered chronically absent, which puts them at greater risk of dropping out of school. In Cleveland, school officials offer incentives to encourage students to show up to school (March 23, 2018)
Is 'Hardening' Schools to Prevent Shootings Really the Answer?
In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, districts are grappling with how to keep students safe. We look at how a Texas district hopes to do that. (April 10, 2018)
Nine Ways Canadian Teachers Support English-Learners
A third of Canada’s schoolchildren are either immigrants themselves or have a parent born abroad. Canadian teachers undergo specialized training to teach these English learners.
Homegrown CEO Hopes to Bring Stability, Trust to Chicago’s School System
Chicago public school’s new leader wants to build on the district’s positive academic gains and bring “trust” back to the system. (April 19,2018)