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Millions of Adults Lack Basic Reading Skills Needed for Good Jobs
In the U.S., 36 million adults lack the basic literacy skills needed to sustain employment -- yet education programs for this group serve only about 1.5 million, and funding continues to be cut at state and federal levels. (June 11, 2019)
Schools Are Using Widespread Digital Surveillance of Students. Does It Keep Them Safe? Or Invade Their Privacy?
Many districts are monitoring students’ digital lives in an effort to thwart school shootings and prevent suicide and self-harm. But civil liberties advocates are sounding the alarm about the large amount of data being collected.
More Cities Take On ‘Period Poverty’ As a Way to Keep Kids in School
Many girls can’t afford menstrual products, leading them to miss class. Some cities like Providence, R.I., are providing free pads and tampons to help keep them in school. (June 26, 2019)