NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers approved an austere budget early Wednesday that will shift $1 billion from policing to education and social services in the coming year, acknowledging protesters’ demands to cut police spending — but falling short of what activists sought.
NEW YORK (AP) — In the early summer of 1776, Thomas Jefferson worked away in the second floor parlor of a boardinghouse in downtown Philadelphia. Wielding language he would call “plain and firm,” he set down the words that still inspire those seeking justice and liberation, “All men are created equal.”
Bob Smiland, President & CEO of Inner-City Arts, discusses creating an emotionally safe space for low-income children to express themselves and their experiences through art. This interview was produced in collaboration with KLCS.
Bob Smiland, President and CEO of Inner-City Arts, discusses the importance of an arts education and how it can open doors to lifelong careers for their students. This interview was produced in collaboration with KLCS.
David Baca, Chief of Schools of the Los Angeles Unified School District, discusses how allocated funds are used to educate K-12 children throughout the city. This interview was produced in collaboration with KLCS.
Dr. David Baca, Chief of Schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, discusses how his team supports the schools in their district and ensures the changing needs of their teachers and students are met. This interview was produced in collaboration with KLCS.
NEW YORK (AP) — As an African American parent, Cassandre Dunbar in Charlotte, North Carolina, always knew she and her husband would have “the talk” with their son, the one preparing him for interactions with law enforcement.
Joel Arquillos, Executive Director of 826LA, discusses how writing is a fundamental tool in preserving history, culture, and the thoughts of individuals worldwide. This interview was produced in collaboration with KLCS.
Joel Arquillos, Executive Director at 826LA, discusses getting young people excited about writing and helping children find their voice through storytelling. This interview was produced in collaboration with KLCS.
Carol Henault, Executive Director of Reading is Fundamental of Southern California, discusses a major education issue facing children of low-income families, a problem that could significantly impede on their language learning skills. This interview was produced in collaboration with KLCS.
Carol Henault, Executive Director at Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California, discusses how bringing books to children from low income homes can expand their personal libraries as well as their minds.This interview was produced in collaboration with KLCS.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ja’nayla Johnson worked hard in high school with the dream of being the first in her family to graduate from college, but she started to doubt herself as several colleges rejected her. Then Bennett, a small historically black women’s college in North Carolina, saw Johnson’s potential and offered her a full scholarship.
Students at more than 25 U.S. universities are filing lawsuits against their schools demanding partial refunds on tuition and campus fees, saying they’re not getting the caliber of education they were promised.
The dramatic and widespread fallout from the COVID-19 virus has thrown the U.S. higher education system into a state of turmoil with fears that it could transform into an existential moment for the time-honored American tradition of high school graduates heading off to college.
The Trump administration is barring most international students and all students who entered the U.S. illegally from receiving emergency college grants approved by Congress as part of nearly $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package.