Student Voices

How one test kept New York City high schools segregated

Student Voice: “I’m a Hispanic woman from the Bronx, I’m trying to get into Stuy. It’s unrealistic”

Pittsburgh teens in front of the Chinese Art Museum.

STUDENT VOICE: How a trip with other Pittsburgh students taught me that Chinese and American aren’t two separate concepts

Learning, in Shanghai, that it’s not necessary to choose one culture over the other

OPINION: Is a two-year college sometimes the best path to a four-year degree?

Looking back, student says going to community college first would have been the smart choice

OPINION: Six tips for going to college and working full-time, from a student struggling to do both

“I just want to quit my job so I can focus on my education. But how can I?”

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Glenn Sullivan

New Orleans schools should stop hiring so many teachers who don’t understand the students’ culture or backgrounds

The lunch period ended like so many others. After the bell rang, students raced up the stairwell, not in a rush to get to class on time but to finish…

Can kids tell whether they’re being taught the Common Core?

This school year, teachers around the country changed their curricula to meet the new Common Core standards, a national set of standards mapping out what students should learn in math…

Merlin George graduated this spring from New Orleans' Lake Area New Tech Early College High School. He will attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the fall.

Strict rules have helped boost academic performance in New Orleans, but some schools go too far

School was a complete joke to me as a young child. I thought it was just a place where I could come and socialize, play around, eat the free lunch…

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