Following weeks of protests, the demands of South African student activists were met when South African President Jacob Zuma agreed to stop raising fees at public universities.
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On December 10, 2015, President Obama released a new education policy called the Every Student Succeeds Act. The act allows each state to set their own measurements for success, instead of requiring states to use standardized testing to assess students, teachers and schools.
This summer, at the Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women (UAI) in Brooklyn, teen girls full of ideas and action participated in Occupy Summer School, a three-week course on how to stage an effective protest.
Boy Scouts of America changes their policy.
On January 7, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he would lift the ban on cell phones in New York City schools implemented by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The Ethnic Studies Movement started in 1968 when African American, Asian American, Latino and Native American students at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University held a strike because they wanted to learn more about the history and culture of their communities.
Check out this original poem about the frustrations of standardized testing by Eleanor and her brother Audren.
When children are over-disciplined it has a long-term impact on society and themselves. Students are being excessively punished by suspension and expulsion at ages as early as four or five, and there are harmful consequences.
At the Center for Court Innovation, social worker Kait Klipsch works with clients who have been arrested and are therefore involved with the criminal justice system.