Students Speak Out on the Biggest Issues in Education
September 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM EST
5492548429Students Speak Out on the Biggest Issue in EducationIt's American Graduate Day - a national call to action on PBS stations around the country where community organizations in education and celebrities are all coming together to focus on improving graduation rates in America. The NewsHour Student Reporting Labs decided to ask students around the country what their most pressing issues in education were -- here's a sample of what we heard. 2013-09-28 17:43:00disabled23650886929hsj-GDgOEo203478Struggling schools benefit from adding art to learningAt Renew Cultural Arts Academy, students put their multiplication tables to song, while eighth graders use the musical “Hamilton” to study debate. The public charter school’s curriculum is a product of a federal effort to use arts education to boost achievement in the nation’s lowest performing schools. Jeffrey Brown reports.2017-01-10 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/turnaround-320x196.jpg2365930543YU4ulq3UmEQ203164The failure cycle causing a shortage of black male teachersWhy are there so few black male teachers? Chris Emdin of Columbia University suggests that a cycle of failure haunts students and their teachers. Students act out, so teachers tighten the rules; more restrictions combined with dull and irrelevant curricula cause students to fail, and teachers quit -- thinking it’s their fault. Emdin raps his Humble Opinion on why the system needs to be changed.2017-01-06 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/teach1-320x196.jpg2365928102fM55iLZxSY0202876What will be Obama’s lasting education legacy?President Obama and his former education secretary Arne Duncan exercised more power and influence over education policy than many predecessors. The administration placed a focus on testing, trying it to federal funding. In higher education, he emphasized the importance of college and reducing student debt. Alison Stewart talks to Education Week’s Alyson Klein and Inside Higher Ed’s Scott Jaschik.2017-01-03 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/RTR3DSIB-320x196.jpg2365926155lJ0Ad0Fglg0
On American Graduate Day, community organizations, celebrities and educators acknowledge their commitment to keeping at-risk students in school. PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs participated by asking students around the country about their most pressing issues in education.
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