April 2016 Archives

School districts across the country have found higher than acceptable lead levels in their students' drinking water. What are they doing to fix the problem?

In a recent Education Nation panel titled "Education as Empowerment," Baltimore police and school officials discussed steps they're taking to support students nearly a year after the death of Freddie Gray.

How important is art education? In a clip from his show StarTalk, renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles this question.

In New York City, only 17 percent of community college students graduate within three years. Can a student support program increase these numbers?

Videographer Deanna Del Ciello describes her experience meeting two Minnesota brothers who are acting as bridges between the St. Cloud school district and their Somali community.

How will ESSA change public education? Education Week's Alyson Klein unpacks the details of the new law and what it means for schools, educators, and students.

As schools across the country go high-tech, fears about the privacy and security of students' personal information are on the rise.

Fordham law professor Joel Reidenberg talks with PBS NewsHour education correspondent John Tulenko about student data privacy.

Only about half of all youth in foster care in the U.S. graduate from high school, and just one in 10 enroll in college. But James Turner is defying those odds.



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