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.
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.
By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 11 Miriam (Mimi) Borella, a student in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino in Switzerland. PHOTO: Eleanor Hedges Duroy Have you ever wondered what school is like in other countries? In Switzerland, ninety-five percent of children attend free public school. Each Swiss canton (state) makes independent decisions about curriculum, vacations and …
Bullying has a huge impact on schools everywhere. According to the National Education Association, bullying impacts approximately 13 million students every year, and around 160,000 students stay home from school because of bullying.
According to The End To Cyberbullying Organization, “Bullying has been replaced by a 24 hour per day, seven days a week online monster…children, teenagers and even adults that interact via social networking, all have fallen prey to cyberbullying.”
School bus drivers in New York City went on strike from January 16 to February 15, 2013.
In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court declared racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional. Today, U.S. schools are more segregated than they were four decades ago.