Lack of Reliable Internet Leaves Poor Students Behind
Remote learning via the internet has been a challenge for most students. There is a huge gap between the students with strong internet connections and those who don't have them.
Community Schools: ‘Troubled’ District May Yet be Helped
As a parent organizer, Guzman described how outreach to families had to start from scratch - few schools had active parent teacher associations. So she created “community schools circles.”
High School Diploma Requirement Questioned in California
If more students whose educations were disrupted by the pandemic can get to and finish college, California as a whole will be better off with the new graduates.
Why Has the Cerritos College Faculty Union Organized a Strike Committee?
Cerritos College employees through their unions are now collaborating against the anti-employee posture of the Board of Trustees.
The Government Should Make Social Media Platforms Safer for Youth
A 2018 study indicated that frequent users of image-based social media platforms reported more anxiety, depression, and body image concerns than less frequent users.
California Public Schools are Losing Underpaid Teachers
Districts struggle to fill open positions and see new waves of teacher departures this summer. Plenty of them grab a side hustle. To know more, click here!
Michigan Public School Parents Fight Back Against Betsy DeVos’ Privatization Agenda
Protesters from outside of Lowell come to school board meetings and hurl allegations at board members, including now-familiar accusations of “liberal agendas.”
Hit Reset on Student Debt, All $1,896,944,109,232 of it
It’s time for Biden to do the right thing. Every day it’s more obvious that having 46 million people drowning in $1.8 trillion of student debt isn’t sustainable.
Oakland Community Schools Worked, District Shut Them Down Anyway
Oakland seems uniquely at the forefront of difficult policy questions. Are districts that are adopting the community schools model, like California and Maryland, paying attention?
Pressure Building on Biden to Cancel Student Loan Debt
Executive action to cancel $50,000 in student loan debt would increase Black wealth by 40 percent.
Minneapolis Teacher Strike Unites Allies of Public Education
Members of the Coalition of Student Leaders note the increase in political activism and awareness of public education as a key highlight of the strike.