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 Isabelle Pierre, age 13 and IndyKids staff
Kids face so many challenges while growing up, from concentrating in class to dealing with confusing emotions, bullying from peers and a huge amount of stress. It’s hard to imagine, but for many, these struggles may not just earn you detention, they may result in your arrest and ultimately land you in prison.
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.
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 Maude Stevens, age 12 This summer, New York state lawmakers voted to ban the use of facial recognition technology in schools until 2022, citing student data protection and concerns that the technology might be biased against Latinx and Black students. The New York State Education Department approved the technology in 2019, made by Clearview …
The Mexican American studies program in Tuscon, Arizona’s schools taught kindergarten through high school students about Latino culture and history. The program has been declared illegal.