New York City’s Debate Over Race and Equity in Public Schools
New York City’s public schools are highly segregated by race. In its elite high schools, black and Latino students comprise just 10 percent of the student body even though they comprise about 70 percent of overall enrollment. (May 9,2019)
Nation’s Top Teachers Speak Out Against Child Detention
Teachers speak out against the Trump administration’s practice of child detention. (February 20, 2019)
‘It Has to Be Possible’: Educating Gifted Students in Small Town Alaska
Growing up gifted in rural Alaska can be a struggle. But in the city of Nome, educators and community members are working to find ways to get the brightest students planted firmly on a path to college.
Creating Pathways for Gifted Students in Rural Alaska
A summer honors institute recruits high-achieving Alaska Native students from the remote corners of the state to help prepare them for rigorous coursework and set them on the path to college success.
Teaching the Real Lessons of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is often seen as a quintessential feel-good holiday – but many argue the way its taught in schools perpetuates a myth and dishonors Native Americans. (November 21, 2018)
A Civics Lesson - Inspiring Students to Become Active Citizens
Try to imagine what actions you can take to change your world. That’s what these Chicago middle school students are asked to think about during a hands-on civics lesson. (June 1, 2018)
Civil Rights Activists Bring History to Life for a New Generation
Elementary school students from a Chicago charter school journeyed more than 600 miles for a lesson on how children and teenagers changed the course of history—from the people who were there. (May 17, 2018)
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)
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.
English-Learners Are Thriving in Canadian Schools
A third of children in Canada’s schools are either immigrants themselves or have at least one parent who was born in a different country. Canada has one of the highest performing education systems in the world. (April 3, 2018)
Instead of a Walkout, Some Students Had a 'Walk In'
To give students a safe forum to respond to gun violence in schools, a high school in Yonkers, N.Y., held indoor activities for #NationalWalkoutDay. (March 14,2018)
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