Salt Lake City Residents Reacts To Later School Start Time Proposal
Introduction Recently, in Salt Lake City, a meeting was held to get the public’s opinion on pushing back the start times of high schools in the city by at least 30 minutes. The participants, of course, are on board with the proposal. Still, teachers, but teachers, parents, and students have varying opinions on the matter […]
Active Shooter Drills—Are They The Best Way To Prepare Students In The Event of A School Shooting?
Introduction School shootings are, unfortunately, a necessary topic to discuss in schools across the country. American schools, in particular, have been searching for ways to prevent school shootings and drill their students on what to do in the event of a school shooting. For this reason, many schools have turned to active shooter drills, but […]
Ellwood Public Schools Hire A Debt Collector For School Lunch Debt
Introduction An essential part of the school day for every student is meals, particularly lunch. However, not every family can afford to pay for their children’s lunches, which is why many students will eat school lunches every day, as their schools will front the charge. All schools want their students to eat a sustainable breakfast […]
Students in Bismarck Rewarded With $100 For Passing AP Exams
Introduction In Bismarck, North Dakota, the National Math and Science Initiative gives students who earn a four or five on any science, math, or English AP Exam $100. The program waives the fee for the first AP Exam students take, and all the following are $40. The Bismarck Public Schools are not the only schools […]
Chicago Teachers Go On Strike, Fighting for Better Working Conditions
Introduction It’s no secret that teachers of public schools are often forced to work in less-than-ideal conditions due to school systems’ financial burdens, overcrowding, and other issues. However, tired of being overworked and underpaid, teachers in Chicago recently fought back against these and other injustices they face on a day-to-day basis. On October 17, 2019, […]
Walking Out Of School And Into Suspension
Introduction Whether it is the Fridays For Futures campaign where thousands of students have been walking out weekly or the March For Our Lives movement where millions of students walked out across the United States, student activism has been trending globally. However, the students who have participated in these many similar events have been subject […]
The Vaping Epidemic—What Are Schools Doing About It?
Introduction Vaping isn’t a new issue, but with the recent reports of mysterious lung illnesses linked to e-cigarettes, many schools are starting to crack-down. For the longest time, vaping was seen as a “safe alternative” to smoking cigarettes, but this theory has been disproved. Yet, vaping is still popular, especially among teens. To combat this […]
Seattle Plans to Get Rid of AP and Honors Classes in All of Their Public Schools
Introduction In many schools across the nation, AP and Honors classes are offered to students who want to challenge themselves in particular subjects. According to PrepScholar, AP classes are “designed to give you the experience of an intro-level college class while you’re still in high school.” They can also sometimes be used for college credit, […]
School Segregation in Little Rock—Is it Ancient History?
Introduction The Civil Rights Movement ended in 1968, shortly after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. It wasn’t all smooth sailing from there on out, but the fight for racial equality in the United States left many impactful legacies, including the “Little Rock Nine.” Sixty-two years later, residents of the Arkansas city fear their […]
New Jersey Becomes the First State to Offer Arts Education in All Public Schools
Introduction In the past, arts education has often been thought of as a supplement rather than an integral part of the school curriculum. It’s the first class to be cut due to lack of funds and the last to be encouraged and promoted by schools, themselves. Yet, without the arts, students would lose a creative […]