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-GDgOEotrue125636How do you stop dangerous college drinking?More than 1,800 students die each year in the U.S. from alcohol-related incidents, and nearly 100,000 sexual assaults have been reported that were linked to intoxication. How do we address the dark consequences of excessive drinking on college campuses? Gwen Ifill talks Jonathan Gibralter of Frostburg State College and Beth McMurtrie of The Chronicle of Higher Education.2014-12-12 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/COLLEGE-DRINKING-monitor-320x196.jpg2365386297-cI3IdHtCjc122325Can innovative schools be all-inclusive in Philadelphia?Can schools that enroll students of all skill levels use the same methods as more academically selective programs? In the second half of our report on Philadelphia’s public schools, special correspondent for education John Merrow reports on the city’s U School, a neighborhood school that’s copying the project-based learning curriculum of some of the city’s more exclusive charter schools.2014-12-02 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/phillyschool4-320x196.jpeg2365380287M9TveJsEOP8122109Can Philadelphia schools innovate to escape crisis?Philadelphia public schools are facing serious funding troubles, as well as overcrowding and other issues. But the city’s competitive Science Leadership Academy, where the curriculum is based on student-driven project learning, is a great success. Special correspondent for education John Merrow reports on a superintendent’s effort to use the SLA as a model for reforming traditional schools.2014-12-01 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/afterthebell-320x196.jpg2365379527jGw8yhlTtZA
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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