Students Speak Out on the Biggest Issues in Education
September 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM EDT
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-GDgOEo193419Why first-generation students need mentors who get themWhen Jennine Capó Crucet was a college freshman, her parents stayed for her entire orientation. It wasn’t because they especially wanted to; they just didn’t know what they were meant to do. As a first-generation college student, Crucet was not aware of the norms understood by most of her peers. Now a novelist and professor, she gives her take on what first-generation students need.2016-09-20 06:00 pmhttp://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/essay2-320x196.jpgB1O9Lvv8lv4193417What Clinton and Trump are saying about education reformWhere do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on the hot-button issues of education reform in the U.S.? Lisa Desjardins offers a rundown, and Education Week’s Andrew Ujifusa and Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Education join Jeffrey Brown to examine the candidates’ dramatically different proposals for K-12 and higher education.2016-09-20 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/RTX2OPQK-320x196.jpg2365846221SpX9fHFnNLY193099Can a Silicon Valley start-up transform education?A for-profit school system called AltSchool now operates in San Francisco and New York, with plans to license its program to public schools across the country. AltSchool's co-founder, a former Google executive, believes methods used in the tech industry, like collecting data from users, can transform education. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Joanne Jennings reports from San Francisco.2016-09-17 15:24:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/altschool-320x196.jpg2365844768JHafPEFbDH4
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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