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Students will also be advocating for gun control measures such as tighter regulation, universal background checks, and training for individuals who own an AR-15 and other semi-automatic riffles.
Late-night television host Jimmy Fallon delivered a surprise commencement speech at this year's graduation ceremony for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Along with the graduating class, family members of slain victims of the February shooting received diplomas for their loved ones.
Instead of sending suspended students home, a new pilot program called Positive Alternatives to Student Suspension in Massachusetts offers tutoring, counseling, and other forms of support to address underlying issues that led to the disciplinary action.
In the summer after a tragedy, Stoneman Douglas High School students will have community-organized activities such as sports and creative arts to help them heal and recover with their peers.
Summer used to mean weeks of fun and freedom for students. This year, led by survivors of school shootings, summer means introspection and tackling a societal issue that had previously been seen as hopeless: gun violence in schools.
When students threaten their peers or teachers, schools are often confronted with a difficult question: remove the aggressor and risk violating their right to an education or leave the community vulnerable?
Nearly all public school teachers in the US report paying for school supplies with their own money, according to a study from the National Center of Education Statistics, and few receive any form of reimbursement.
In the fall, miniature satellites will be launched into space aboard an International Space Station resupply rocket. Students in Southwest Virginia will be tracking their progress as part of a program designed to inspire technological innovation in a region traditionally focused on coal.
Under the Title VII Indian Education program, schools around the country can infuse workshops on indigenous culture into their curricula. In Utah, the program has helped students perform better in school, especially for those who are American Indian.
A program that makes it possible for foreign students to work in the United States after graduation has expanded over the past decade due to increased hiring in the technology sector, according to a Pew Research Center study, despite falling numbers of foreign students.
Almost half of all universities now have some sort of incubator or accelerator program to support student entrepreneurs. As venture capitalists invest heavily in entrepreneurs and the gig economy continues to grow, these programs have nurtured skills and created jobs.
The Charles Koch Foundation donates millions every year to the Virginia university. The faculty senate has formally requested transparency on the influence the foundation wields in regard to hiring and firing decisions.
The Maine Consolidated School, a small grade school in Parks, Ariz., is one of the few schools to stay open during an Arizona wide teacher walk. A decision, teachers say, that was driven by the close-knit nature of rural communities.
Companies are challenging the notion that students who specialize in STEM courses and academia will be more likely to succeed in the job market. Instead, many employers are using computer programs to assess the qualitative skills of their candidates.
The two juniors behind the University of Michigan guide 'Being Not-Rich at UM' see it as a way for students from lower- and middle-income families to encourage and support each other. Now, students on several other campuses are looking to write their own guides.
In Alaska's capital, a prison's art program gives inmates the skills to carve and create, donating their work to benefit regional nonprofits.
Schools are pushing back against vaping with education campaigns featuring online videos and health classes detailing potential risks of vaping.
Communities in Arizona are preparing for a historic teacher walkout that will leave thousands of students out of school. 'Everybody is banding together and helping each other,' says one Arizona working mom.
The games opened Thursday in Anchorage, Alaska and include challenges like the Seal Hop and the Scissor Broad Jump, which play to the skills needed in subsistence hunting. For contestants from across the state, the event is an opportunity to connect through culture.
Angelica Solomon saw girls go in and out of the principal's office daily in her North Carolina middle school. So she founded a mentoring group to correct what she saw as discipline without follow through.
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