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-GDgOEo216842How Trump’s budget promotes school choicePresident Trump's budget proposes roughly $9 billion in cuts to various federal education programs, a reduction of roughly 13 percent, including changes to student loan programs. Some of that money would be rerouted to advance the idea of school choice. William Brangham discusses what this may mean for schools and students with NPR’s Anya Kamenetz.2017-05-23 06:00 pmhttp://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/grade1-320x196.jpg3001168934S7hJPyS8VBY216704College grad envisions a more equitable interconnected worldIn our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Mahsheed Mahjor, a citizen of Afghanistan and new graduate of Muhlenberg College, delivered her student address at commencement on hardships and inequities around the world, the role of citizenship and the value of her education.2017-05-22 06:00 pmhttp://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/grad2-e1495497908598-320x196.jpg3001132376QG5is2g6j3M216697How cuts to Medicaid could affect kids in special educationSpecial education, which is hugely reliant on Medicaid, is one factor that didn't get much attention in the debate over the Republican health care bill. If there are billions of dollars of cuts to Medicaid, how would it affect the millions of public school kids who receive special ed services? William Brangham talks to Sasha Pudelski of the American Association of School Administrators.2017-05-22 06:00 pmhttp://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/medicaid1-e1495497432582-320x196.jpg3001129411nZNptKVIbfg
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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