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-GDgOEo191010Does corporal punishment help students, or hurt them?Corporal punishment is still used in 21 states' public schools. Proponents say the method can motivate children to behave, but research suggests otherwise. Trey Clayton, for instance, was paddled repeatedly in school as a teenager, ultimately suffering a broken jaw and dropping out. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Education Week's Sarah Sparks for our weekly education segment, “Making the Grade.”2016-08-23 06:00 pmhttp://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/corporal-320x196.jpgJCBijpF0ZfE190916How legal questions about transgender rules affect schoolsJust in time for the start of school, a federal judge in Texas has blocked the Obama administration's directive regarding transgender bathrooms and locker rooms. That rule said that students should be able to choose the facilities that match their gender identity. William Brangham talks with Education Week’s Evie Blad about how schools are responding.2016-08-22 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/RTR48EXM-320x196.jpg2365828072nIaNpr1k-Ps190383Why do early childhood educators struggle to make ends meet?Science tells us that critical brain development in children begins well before kindergarten, so their care and education prior to starting school matter. But the very foundation of effective early education -- child care providers -- often struggle to earn a living wage. In fact, nearly half of these teachers require some sort of federal support to make ends meet. Hari Sreenivasan reports.2016-08-16 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/educator-320x196.jpg2365825159d9z5WoW6DJE
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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