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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)
What Constitutional Rights Do Students Have?
When it comes to paddling or censorship, the courts have ruled that U.S. students don’t always share the same constitutional rights as adults outside of school. Learn more about the Constitution’s limited reach into schoolhouse doors.
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)