Archives for the ‘Education’ Category

South African Students Protest for Affordable Education

Mar 24th, 2016 • Category: Education

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.

Obama Talks Testing

Jan 17th, 2016 • Category: Education

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.

Occupy Summer School

Nov 8th, 2015 • Category: Education

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.

Lifting the Ban on Gay Scout Leaders

Sep 4th, 2015 • Category: Education

Boy Scouts of America changes their policy.

Lifting the Ban on Cell Phones in NYC Schools

Apr 14th, 2015 • Category: Education

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.

Ethnic Studies Struggles for a Space in Schools

Mar 13th, 2015 • Category: Education

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.

Original Poem: It’s All About That Test

Mar 13th, 2015 • Category: Education

Check out this original poem about the frustrations of standardized testing by Eleanor and her brother Audren.

Rethinking School Suspension

Feb 13th, 2015 • Category: Education

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.

Someday, You Could Be a Social Worker Like Kait Klipsch

Jan 17th, 2015 • Category: Education

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.

My Life with Autism

Nov 5th, 2014 • Category: Education

One in 68 children in the United States is diagnosed with autism, a disorder that affects the brain’s development of typical social and communication skills. IndyKids reporter, Jackson Zavala shares his personal story.