Almost three years after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. kids’ test scores have begun to demonstrate just how much has been lost. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reported in late 2022 that reading and math achievement levels of tested grades have declined significantly.
By IndyKids staff and Melina Cantagallo, age 14
As kids returned to school in fall of 2022, many teachers did not. As a result, school districts across the country have been left scrambling to try to find new ways to attract more teachers. Some are now considering adopting a four-day week to lure potential new educators in.
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.