By Khadija Hasan, age 12 Thousands of students have been missing from school in the United States, attending neither in-person nor online classes, according to ABC News. Students are facing countless issues with their virtual classrooms. Many have been completely absent, while others are falling months behind in their schoolwork. These issues have disproportionately affected …
By Orik Ehren, age 13 All over the world the schools of hundreds of millions of students are closed due to the coronavirus. Their educations have been moved online or, in many cases, suspended entirely. Keeping students away from school does positively contribute to social distancing, which decreases the spread of COVID-19, but might …
In 2015, budgets for the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Public Library were cut. In response, New Yorkers – including students, librarians, and authors, such as Judy Blume and Junot Diaz – launched a grassroots campaign called Invest in Libraries to raise awareness of the cuts.
Charter schools will now receive more money per pupil than public schools, according to a budget agreement reached by the New York State legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo in March 2013.
Anna Allanbrook is the principal of PS 146, the Brooklyn New School. She spoke with IndyKids about educational issues, and the joys and challenges of being the principal at a New York City public school.
In April each year, one phrase floats around in all the classrooms that almost every student fears: standardized tests. But where did these standardized tests all come from, and how did they become what they are now?
A new documentary movie, “Waiting for Superman,” released this fall, supports charter schools. The film has sparked more debate about charter schools and how to improve education in the United States.
The kids and parent at Whittier School in Chicago don’t have a school library and they believe they should have one. They feel so strongly about it that, on September 15, sat in a small building on school grounds that was supposed to be torn down, and refused to leave.
A contest between states, called Race to the Top, is underway to see which ones will win $4.35 billion from the federal government to be spent on education.
On average, around the country we spend about $900 less per student each year in the school districts with more poor and minority students than we do in schools with more wealthy and white students. In 1993 the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, CFE, (fiscal means money, and equity means fairness) launched a lawsuit against the state of New York demanding more money for schools. Groups like CFE all over the country are fighting for fair distribution of resources for education.