Education Roadblocks for Kids With Disabilities

Education Roadblocks for Kids With Disabilities

By Raya El-Hajjar, age 14 Only a little more than half of New York City students with disabilities graduated high school in 2021, significantly less than the 81% graduation rate citywide. This disparity could be largely attributed to the lack of support students with...

Hunger Strike in Chicago

BY AMZAD ALI, age 12, and IndyKids staff Demonstrators held a sit-in at Chicago City Hall in support of the 12 hunger strikers fighting to save Dyett High School. September 2015. PHOTO: Bob Simpson/Flickr In 2013, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced that it would...

Schools Shut Down

Big cities across the United States are announcing plans to close what they call “failed schools.” In New York City, the Department of Education plans to close 20 public schools by the fall. Activists there are planning rallies to stop the closings that...