Students Speak Out on the Biggest Issues in Education
September 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM EST
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-GDgOEo207754How scrapping transgender bathroom rules impacts schoolsFederal guidelines advising schools to let transgender kids use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity are being withdrawn by the Departments of Justice and Education. What will the Trump administration’s change mean for schools and students? William Brangham talks to Evie Blad of Education Week.2017-02-22 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/RTX2AK5K-320x196.jpg2365963916TNmDduNrsZY207617Facing outsized stresses, these students take a deep breathViolent crime and unemployment rates are nearly twice the national average in Baltimore. Educators say factors like these add significant stress to children, causing emotional and behavioral problems, so several public schools are working to reduce that stress with mindfulness and meditation. Hari Sreenivasan reports.2017-02-21 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/mindful1-e1487725623384-320x196.jpg2365962246SQ2eSn4F_d8206950Fighting student homelessness by helping the whole familyIf a homeless student is worrying about where he is spending the night, it’s likely he’s not going to be thinking much about his homework. And in one of the poorest districts in Kansas, educators have realized that to help homeless students they needed to do more to help homeless families. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week traveled to Kansas City to explore their unique program.2017-02-14 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/grade3-e1487121086902-320x196.jpg2365956645QSYr6UZjvac
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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