February 2016 Archives

In 1996, the Chanda Smith Consent Decree and subsequent legal decisions ushered in sweeping special education reforms in Los Angeles schools. But who is Chanda Smith? Hear from the woman who prompted this monumental lawsuit.


The Los Angeles Unified School District has struggled for decades to provide adequate services for students with disabilities. What are they doing now to improve the educational experience for special needs students?


In Calhoun County, Miss., the local district pays $9,275 a month for the slowest Internet service in all of Mississippi. They're not the only ones with these issues—many rural schools struggle to get high-speed access. But all that could be about to change.


In 1951, John A. Stokes joined other black students in a strike over the condition of their school and subsequently became a figure in Brown v. Board of Ed. Hear his story and the message he wants to share with students today.


A Massachusetts high school offers students hands-on career training that prepares them for well-paying jobs upon graduation.


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