Students Speak Out on the Biggest Issues in Education
September 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM EST
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-GDgOEotrue121859How teachers can talk to students about FergusonThe events in Ferguson have sparked discussions in homes and communities, including schools. Correspondent Jeffrey Brown speaks with #FergusonSyllabus creator Marcia Chatelain of Georgetown University and Liz Collins of Washington Latin Public Charter School on how teachers can use Missouri history and the role of the media to teach and discuss what is happening in Ferguson.2014-11-27 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/RTR4FFG3-320x196.jpg2365378593UMHabYrCM1s121799Lessons from Los Angeles’ school records disasterA new student record system adopted by the Los Angeles Unified School District has caused chaos for kids, teachers and administrators. Kindergarteners were accidentally enrolled at high schools, while hundreds of older students spent weeks without class schedules. Judy Woodruff learns more from Howard Blume of the Los Angeles Times.2014-11-26 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/RECORD-LOSS-monitor-la-unified-schools-320x196.jpg23653782206QM_vp5WeMo121060Will arming school administrators protect students?In Washington state, where there was a deadly school shooting just last month, a different district has been training administrators to carry guns in case of a confrontation with an active shooter. The 11 volunteers say their role is to buy time in an emergency. Special correspondent Terry Murphy of KCTS Television in Seattle reports.2014-11-19 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/schoolguns1-320x196.jpg236537259203mPNKa1jDY
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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