Education

COVID-19 Is Amplifying Racial Inequities, Educators Say

COVID-19 Is Amplifying Racial Inequities, Educators Say

June 26, 2020

Baltimore Teachers Union President Diamonté Brown discusses a recent lawsuit over unpaid instructional days, global protests against racism, the movement to defund the police, and calls to remove officers from schools.

Cities Gain Momentum To Defund Police, Remove Them From Schools

Cities Gain Momentum To Defund Police, Remove Them From Schools

June 5, 2020

The uprising sparked by George Floyd’s death has prompted vows to defund police from officials in New York and Los Angeles, while Minneapolis and Portland’s school systems are moving to end policing in schools.

Pollution Rises As China Ends COVID-19 Shutdown

Pollution Rises As China Ends COVID-19 Shutdown

June 4, 2020

As China’s economy reopens, old pollution trends are reappearing. It’s a cautionary tale for other countries as they end stay-at-home orders.

NYU Response To Grad Student Sickout Puts Fall Semester In Question

May 27, 2020

NYU’s graduate students held a three-day sickout, demanding additional financial support from the university in the wake of the novel coronavirus.

Comcast Ignores Calls To Improve Internet Access During Pandemic

May 26, 2020

Despite making $4 billion in revenue in 2019, Comcast hasn’t responded to pleas from students and educators to increase internet speeds during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Can Public Education Survive COVID-19?

May 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted apartheid conditions in US public schools.

‘Students Have Fallen Off The Face Of The Planet’

May 21, 2020

Remote learning has created huge barriers to learning for low income communities of color, where four in ten families lack high speed internet access.

HEROES Act Includes Utility Shutoff Ban, $4 Billion For Broadband Access

May 15, 2020

Republicans oppose the HEROES Act provision to expand broadband, but students and educators say lack of internet access is a major roadblock to learning in low income and rural communities.

Stir Crazy!

April 30, 2020
Stuck in the house? Social distancing at work? Need a break from the kids? Join your favorite Real News correspondents as we discuss some of the news stories that have us terrified today.

Teach For America: Fueling Educational Gaps In California

March 25, 2020

Student success is tied to teacher expertise, yet TFA only trains its members for five weeks before placing them in schools. One lawmaker says these programs need to be banned from classrooms if California wants to close its education gap.