The plan comes out of a working group formed in response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., and aims to acknowledge the university's history and find ways to move forward and increase inclusivity of underrepresented groups.
Students of Meyers Park High in Charlotte, N.C. are participating in an auto shop introductory class as part of a larger effort to offer female students pathways to hands-on careers. The class aims to teach girls to troubleshoot and fix their own cars.
As academia confronts the reverberating effects of the #MeToo movement, increasing interest has turned toward 'masculinities studies' – a relatively new field, born out of sociology, that investigates why and how men act in society.
Middle and high schools across the country are facing serious questions about if and how to coordinate with students on planned political actions – including walkouts – that have spread rapidly in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., shooting.
Participants of a 1968 high school walk out in East Los Angeles see their movement echoed in the actions of Parkland, Fla., students. Though the 1968 walk out began over poor school conditions, both movements feature students speaking out when they felt no one was listening.
A teacher rebellion is spreading in red states as teachers in Oklahoma and Arizona demand wage increases. 'West Virginia woke us up,' says the Arizona Educators Association president.
Some 150 debaters from 18 schools across the United States and Canada will compete in a tournament designed to offer women a chance to hone their speaking and argument skills with confidence without being subject to sexism.
One in 4 Yale University students are enrolled in the same course this spring: 'Psychology and the Good Life.' Homework assignments for the popular class, include showing gratitude, performing acts of kindness, and developing social connections.
Linda Brown and her father's struggle to enroll her in school culminated in the US Supreme Court striking down segregation and the doctrine of 'separate but equal' in 1954.
A girl looks through a window of a train parked at a railway station in New Delhi on April 20.
A nine-day teacher walkout over pay and benefits that began on Feb. 22 has ended as House and Senate unanimously pass legislation that will increase wages for teachers and state workers, the first time teacher salaries have been increased in four years.
From Iceland and Israel to Mexico and South Korea, schools around the world increasingly see rooting out sexism as their domain, before it takes hold and expresses itself in workplace abuse or domestic violence. Part 8 of Reaching for Equity: a global series on gender and power.
Medha Gupta felt unsafe walking home alone, so, as most teenagers would, she turned to her phone. Medha, however, went one step further, turning her worry into an app to help others traveling alone.
Simulated field trips with the use of a virtual reality headset means students can be exploring the boreal forest one day and observing animals the next – without long bus rides. Although still relatively rare in schools, VR technology is increasingly more accessible and affordable.
Following the damages of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, several mainland universities offered free or reduced tuition for a year to the island's college students. Now in their spring semester, these visiting students are evaluating what awaits them back in Puerto Rico.
A proposed Florida bill would offer students who've been bullied a voucher for private school. Supporters of the bill say this program would offer students hope and a safe path to education, while opponents see the move as an attack on the public school system.
In a small Ohio town, a high school built a program around fishing lures to give students a taste of entrepreneurship by focusing on their individual needs and leveraging community traditions.
Some parents, students, and activists, still dealing with the fallout from 2013 closures, fear that the plan will displace hundreds of mostly black and poor students. Closures have long been a method for cities to deal with underperforming schools, but research shows mixed results.
Former and current Kentucky educators have filed to run for the state legislature in record numbers. Many report feeling called to advocate more aggressively for education following Gov. Matt Bevin's attempts to restrict the public pension system.
Foster children don't always have the support system they need to navigate adult decisions for a successful college experience. Some states are hoping to change that by providing counseling and funds for individuals transitioning from foster care to college life.