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- Help us ‘Rethink College’ in 3 Twitter chatsFrom freshmen leaving home for the first time to seniors anticipating their next steps after graduation to part-time students and those pursuing degrees online — students around the country are preparing for the fall semester. Many will have more than midterms to worry about as they face rising tuition, student debt and an uncertain job market. In an effort […]
- Turning parents into teachers to fight the ‘summer slide’ in readingWatch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: As the new school year approaches, teachers have come to expect that many of their students will have forgotten some of what they learned earlier. It’s called summer learning loss, and some teachers believe it’s inevitable. Are they right? RELATED LINKSIn Rhode Island, Reinventing Summer School to Prevent Kids’ […]
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- Today’s Freedom Schools work to empower homeless children, juvenile offendersSeven small yellow tricycles stand alongside a fence in the playground at Malcolm X Elementary school in Washington D.C., and a group of kids who are clearly too big to ride them climb on, preparing to race. It is a rare opportunity for play for some of these children who live in the D.C. General Homeless Shelter, the city’s largest facility of its kind. The […]
- Need persists for new generation of Freedom Schools, 50 years after first summerWatch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: And it’s been 50 years since Freedom Summer galvanized the civil rights movement, registering voters in Mississippi and urging them to the polls. But the young volunteers focused on the children as well, creating Freedom Schools that still exist in another form today. RELATED LINKSPhoto Essay: When Mississippi […]