Online learning works only if you can get online. We explore why tens of thousands of families are caught on the wrong side of the digital divide.
Black girls are being pushed out of school and into jails at alarming rates, but this issue often is overlooked.
In California, a unique new formula provides extra dollars for poor districts based on how many disadvantaged students they have, and encourages local decision-making and experimentation on how to reach and teach these kids.
In this episode of Reveal, we investigate why minorities and kids with special needs face criminal charges for acting out in school; we uncover how police are poisoned on the job, and trace how people are building assault weapons from parts they buy online; and we gain insight into an elusive character fighting the death penalty in the most high profile of ways.
An analysis by the Center for Public Integrity raises questions about what kind of incidents at school merit police or court intervention and provides fodder for a debate over whether children are getting pushed into a so-called “school-to-prison pipeline” unnecessarily and unjustly.
U.S. Department of Education data shows that in most states, black, Latino and special-needs students get referred to police and courts disproportionately.