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-GDgOEo171138Why Detroit's teachers are 'sick' of inadequate schoolsDetroit's public schools have been in financial decline for more than a decade as their enrollment plummeted. Now on the brink of insolvency, the district is confronted with decrepit buildings, a chronic lack of resources and fed up teachers who have staged "sick-outs" in protest of the conditions. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports.2016-02-09 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/detroitschools-320x196.jpg236566350725Bxx5r4yVU170822In Tornado Alley, forecasting severe weather with dronesMore than 100 tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma last year, and a new multi-million-dollar grant to four universities in the heart of Tornado Alley may lead to better information about where and when severe weather may strike. NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports from Oklahoma.2016-02-06 00:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Screen-Shot-2016-02-06-at-3.37.12-PM-320x196.png2365661440Mjkwq_l9Jsk170463Seeing success, Oklahoma banks on universal preschoolChildren in Oklahoma don't wait for kindergarten to begin public education; there's preschool for anyone who wants it. While costly, the government program has been hailed for the long-term benefits and has become a national model. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Tulsa.2016-02-02 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/prek3-320x196.jpg2365658139L6wzAWvUj0Y
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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