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-GDgOEotrue142561'World's best teacher' does not believe in tests and quizzesFor 25 years, Nancie Atwell has run a small, independent K-8 school in Maine, where the goal is not just teaching young students, but also teachers. At the Center for Teaching and Learning, the school day is driven by a simple motto: let kids have choices. Now Atwell's work and philosophy have earned her education's highest honor, the Global Teacher Prize. The NewsHour's April Brown reports.2015-04-29 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/461131446-320x196.jpg23654788438pDUXhoFanw141856These student whistleblowers spoke up to prevent a shootingOne year ago, two students in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, began sharing plans to gun down their classmates. They may have gotten away with it had it not been for a group of students who alerted school authorities. Young journalists from NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs look at the actions of the whistleblowers that led to the arrest of the potential shooters.2015-04-22 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/studentreportinglab-320x196.jpg2365472997hTT-afAIMn8141770Does Ohio’s third grade reading test miss its goal?A growing number of states are promising to hold back students who cannot read by the end of third grade. Two years ago, Ohio passed legislation to put up a barrier to fourth grade for those who failed the state's reading test. Has that reading guarantee made a difference? Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports.2015-04-21 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/reading-320x196.jpg2365471935P5-u88ahVV0
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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