Meal Programs Help Ensure Children Get Fed During the Summer
For some children, the summer can be the hungriest time of year, because they miss out on school breakfast and lunch. We visited a food bank in Omaha, Neb., that is trying to fill that summer hunger gap. (July 25, 2017)
At First Denied U.S. Entry, Afghan Girls’ Robotics Team Shows the World What They Can Do
After visa issues, an all-girls team from Afghanistan finally reached the U.S. to participate in a robotics competition. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza talks with some of the girls. (July 18, 2017)
Snapchat and Schools - Monitoring What Students Post Online
Schools are paying attention to what students post online, concerned about school safety and culture. Critics say this may violate free-speech and privacy rights. Here’s the view from one district. (June 20, 2017)
Teaching Students to Solve Complex Problems
Aileen Owens is director of technology and innovation at South Fayette School District in McDonald, Pa. She talks about the district’s goal of preparing students to solve the world’s most vexing problems by teaching them how to think. (June 14, 2017)
The Road Ahead for Sto-Rox Grads
Tim Beck, principal of Sto-Rox High School in Mckees Rocks, Pa., talks about the realities of preparing students for the future in a school where about half of graduates go immediately into the workforce. (June 14, 2017)
School Bus Cameras Catch Violators
In Austin, Texas, when the flashing red lights go on and stop signs come out, video cameras start recording and drivers who illegally pass school buses get hefty fines. The number of violations may surprise you! (May 17, 2017)
Seat Belts on School Buses – Imperative or Impractical?
Amid renewed concerns about safety, a record number of states are considering legislation to add seat belts to school buses, sparking a controversial and emotional debate. (May 16, 2017)
Uncertainty for DACA Recipients
Currently, most undocumented students are protected from deportation under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a policy enacted by the Obama administration. But with immigration arrests up, many are unsure about their future. (April 25, 2017)
For children to get the most out of recess, research shows this time should be considered an essential part of the school day, rather than a “break.” (April 26, 2017)
Three Ways Teachers Can Support Kids With Autism
A psychologist explains practical ways teachers can support children with autism.
Are American Schools Too Easy for Exchange Students?
Foreign exchange students notice dramatic differences between the academic expectations of schools in the United States and their home countries.
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