Comic books have had a long history of tackling social issues. Teacher Tim Smyth says comic books and graphic novels are powerful vehicles to engage students in both history and current events.
A Columbia University professor has had enough of what he calls a pervasive narrative in urban education: a savior complex that places mostly white teachers in minority classrooms as heroes who "saving" kids.
By Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
Taxpayers spend more than $30 billion a year on grants for college students. Now they can see what they’re getting for their money.
By Corey Mitchell, Education Week
The United States is now home to the largest number of foreign-born black people in its history and many are K-12 students enrolled in public schools. This presents unique challenges for the school districts that welcome them.
By Mikhail Zinshteyn, The Hechinger Report
A new study finds that workers with bachelor’s degrees have job-related skills that others don’t. But Americans still lag behind workers in other nations on tests of these skills.
By Todd Beard
I wanted to believe in the science and social studies that I teach my students -- that Flint's water had been tested by scientists and there is a system of checks and balances that makes our public systems work, right?…
By Thaisi Da Silva
This summer, 20 talented young storytellers from 11 states will gather in the nation’s capital to help build the future of public media.
By Christina A. Samuels, Education Week
A Pennsylvania school district roiled by controversy has found a path back to trust: a volunteer effort that has supported dozens of parents of students who have disabilities.
By Eric Strommer
Even though the water crisis is beyond all reason and should have never come to pass, our students and families are finding ways to get through.
More African-Americans are earning college degrees than ever before. But a new study shows they're over-represented in majors that lead to low-paying jobs.
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