Rural schools

Students at a village school gather for a performance.

India tries coding camps, craft centers and all-girls schools to fight illiteracy

Trying to get, and keep, India’s girls in school

LISTEN: How a “drop-out factory” turned into model for success

Educators embraced personalized learning, an idea with little research but a lot of enthusiasm

Charles Cooper, an 11th-grade student at W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences in Philadelphia.

STUDENT VOICES: Teachers put you in situations to make you stronger

Charles Cooper was an 11th-grader at W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences in Philadelphia

Shamus Hayes, a ninth-grader at Mount Abraham Union High School in Bristol, Vt.

STUDENT VOICES: I don’t think you need an A+ in calculus to work a normal job

Shamus Hayes is a ninth-grader at Mount Abraham Union High School in Bristol, Vt.

Melvin Claudio, a 12th grader at Phoenix Academy Lawrence in Lawrence, Mass.

STUDENT VOICES: I never knew I’d get this far

Melvin Claudio was a 12th grader at Phoenix Academy Lawrence in Lawrence, Mass.

Emilia Olson, an 11th-grade student at Palmetto Scholars Academy in North Charleston, S.C.

STUDENT VOICES: Pay teachers more

Emilia Olson was an 11th-grader at Palmetto Scholars Academy in North Charleston, S.C.

Chris Mayes, an 11th-grader at Community High School in Swannanoa, N.C.

STUDENT VOICES: I don’t want to die in the same town I grew up in

Chris Mayes is an 11th-grader at Community High School in Swannanoa, N.C.

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An exhibit at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Students around the state say education on the Civil Rights Movement is lacking in schools.

Why students are ignorant about the Civil Rights Movement

Mississippi’s outdated textbooks teach an abbreviated version of civil rights, undermining the state’s new ‘innovative’ standards

Lilianna Salcedo, a 10th-grader at USC Hybrid High School in Los Angeles.

STUDENT VOICES: When you’re a teenager you feel like an outsider already

Lilianna Salcedo was in the 10th grade at USC Hybrid High School in Los Angeles

STUDENT VOICES: The education system encourages students to be dead inside

Caleb Carman was an 11th--grader at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York

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