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June 10, 2020

Police Shootings Lower Black and Latino Students' Grades, Graduation Rates, Study Shows

A new study shows that police shootings affect the learning and emotional well-being of students in nearby schools, particularly nonwhite students.

April 06, 2017

Study: Black Students More Likely to Graduate if They Have One Black Teacher

A Johns Hopkins University study found that if a low-income black student has just one black teacher in elementary school, that student's probability of dropping out is reduced by 29 percent.

January 21, 2014

Oklahoma Redefines 'Full Time' Students to Allow for Several Missed Weeks

The state's department of education is creating a rule that will make teachers accountable for students who might be absent for the first several weeks of the school year.

March 18, 2011

Dropout Discussion Heats Up Teacher Town Hall

Live from the Celebration of Teaching and Learning Conference in New York Greetings from the Big Apple, where thousands of educators have convened for the 6th annual Celebration of Teaching and Learning, hosted by WNET. At a session known as the "Teachers Town Hall," led by PBS' Alison Stewart, a...


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