Students Speak Out on the Biggest Issues in Education
September 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM EDT
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-GDgOEotrue99448Why states are beginning to drop Common Core standardsOklahoma has become the latest state to move toward repealing the Common Core national education standards. Once the subject of bipartisan support, the standards are facing criticism from the left and right. Jeffrey Brown gets two views on the potential repeal from Oklahoma State Representatives Jason Nelson (R) and Emily Virgin (D).2014-04-11 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/commoncore2-320x196.jpg23652220568C7YBkFt9ho99301Why six years of high school might pay off in the workforceAt Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., students are expected to attend for six years, earning both a high school diploma and a two-year Associate’s degree. P-TECH and other schools based on the same model aim to give students from low-income families a head start on college with free, career-oriented coursework. Hari Sreenivasan tells the story.2014-04-10 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ptech2-320x196.jpg2365220866T1JMWapLoKk99300UN initiative aims to put 57 million kids in schoolThere are 200 million children worldwide who do not attend school. A new U.N. initiative led by former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown aims to get 57 million more children into school by the end of 2015. Judy Woodruff interviews Brown, now a U.N. special envoy for Global Education, about overcoming ingrained social practices around the globe and mobilizing the children themselves.2014-04-10 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/accesstoeducation-320x196.jpg23652208611o-3bemme2Y
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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