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-GDgOEo186416Teaching teens election’s ‘scandals, lies and incivility’The 2016 election mudslinging from “crooked” Hillary Clinton and “dangerously incoherent” Donald Trump has even piqued the interest of teens — and made teaching high school civics that much more difficult. So it’s time to get creative, which one 12th grade government teacher has done with his ‘scandals, lies and incivility’ curriculum. Education Week’s Lisa Stark reports for the NewsHour.2016-07-12 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/mtg3-320x196.jpg2365801349u2514Pbw7RM185710How much playtime should the youngest students get?As kindergarten and pre-k have become more academically rigorous, some worry that the very youngest students may be missing out on crucial development through abundant playtime. But other educators believe setting high expectations for achievement helps kids, especially low-income students, excel. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.2016-07-05 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/kids-playing-320x196.jpg2365796696qJ4ZbhSFfW0185089Unique college program helps poor students make the gradeFor Georgia State’s Tyler Mulvenna, a $900 grant from an innovative retention program let him live on campus, work less and do what he came to do: study. The school, worried about abysmal graduation rates for poor students found, a full course load, commuting and holding a job was just too much for many. The NewsHour's April Brown takes a look at the program praised by President Barack Obama.2016-06-28 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/RTR33OS4-320x196.jpg2365792862FvOzh4Nirh8
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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