Students Speak Out on the Biggest Issues in Education
September 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM EDT
5492548429Students Speak Out on the Biggest Issues 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-GDgOEotrue109618Giving traumatized kids a head start in healingEvery year, thousands of children in the U.S. are expelled from school before they reach Kindergarten. Special correspondent Molly Knight Raskin reports on a program in Kansas City, Missouri, that’s trying to stem the trend by looking beyond the classroom to the issues these children face at home -- and helping them to feel safe.2014-07-24 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/headstart21-320x196.jpg2365295455bFJHbCMV7kc109368Charter and traditional schools bridge divide under one roofCharter schools have often been seen as a threat to traditional schools, diverting resources and students to these publicly funded but privately run institutions. In Houston, Texas, the superintendent of one school district has invited competing charter schools to set up shop alongside a regular middle school. Special correspondent John Merrow reports on their evolving partnership.2014-07-22 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/texascharter-320x196.jpg23652938686_rQ4wwb0Eg109255Initiative aims to end 'schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline'The White House announced a $100 million expansion to a program aimed at improving life chances for young men of color. Sixty of the country’s school systems, mayors, corporations and nonprofits all pledged to support My Brother’s Keeper. John Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and David Williams, CEO of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, join Gwen Ifill.2014-07-21 06:00 pmhttp://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/brotherskeeper1-320x196.jpg-SMpHBdcoSE
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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