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-GDgOEo210461Inclusive wellness center is a neighborhood oasisIn the heart of one of Denver's poorest neighborhoods, parents had hoped a new preschool would be built in. Instead they got much more. The Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-being is a preschool, urban farm, dental office and mental health care center, all in one. William Brangham visits to see how it’s supporting the community.2017-03-21 18:00:00http://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/well3-e1490140900603-320x196.jpg2365981715hJyFgFJ715M209812How the school voucher debate is playing out in IndianaIndiana is one of nearly 30 states that offer vouchers or similar programs with the goal of allowing parents to use public funds for private schooling. When the state launched the program, it was designed for low-income students. But enrollment skyrocketed when the program was dramatically broadened by then-Gov. Mike Pence. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports.2017-03-14 18:00:00http://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/school3-e1489534892326-320x196.jpg2365977011h9B2GEKQiPM209103Quality child care gives military families peace of mindChild care for U.S. military families is among the best in the country and is significantly less expensive than the average civilian care. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week traveled to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina to see how the military invested in quality care that builds brains and emotional security.2017-03-07 18:00:00http://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Screen-Shot-2017-03-07-at-7.53.33-PM-320x196.png2365972451BTn8U0mgIDw
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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