A Street Sense Media, DCist/WAMU and Center for Public Integrity investigation finds school districts where over a fifth of students are homeless were not awarded the McKinney-Vento grant in recent years.
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The mayor’s budget includes a major influx in digital inclusion funds after the pandemic worsened digital inequity.
The Playtime Program, a D.C.-based nonprofit, is expanding its partnership with shelters to bring programming for children experiencing homelessness to families in Maryland.
Among a tripling in national student loan debt from $600 billion in 2008 to over $1.7 trillion last year, D.C. residents lead the nation in debt, with the average borrower burdened with a whopping $60,651. In response, the D.C. Council has joined a growing chorus of cities asking the Biden Administration for debt relief.
Three in five college students in the United States faced problems like housing insecurity or hunger in 2020. Despite their effort to receive a higher education, many students are neglected by their institutions and the government in terms of basic needs. Strides are being made across the US by students and nonprofits to combat these issues.
For over two decades, the New Heights program has played a fundamental role for teenage parents in D.C. Still, the program faces instability due to multiple proposed budget cuts and reducing the staff size.
Rodney Stotts, a falconer in the DMV, uses his birds to educate young people beyond the classroom – which the education system desperately needs during the COVID-19 pandemic as children struggle with mental health.
Community organizations are trying to help children and families in need but have limited resources
A month into DCPS reopening schools for in-person learning, low-income parents remain conflicted. Homeless families are experiencing worse circumstances so they are a priority group for students returning.
Fletcher opines a piece on the effects COVID-19 has on at-risk students entering the job force, and the importance of career counselors in their trajectory.
Teachers and local organizations are pushing for more support for homeless students so that they can successfully stay on track while taking classes.
Artist and vendor Pierre Johnson points out flaws in the education system and how detrimental this can be for students.
Raymond Pyle, who teaches at Moten Elementary school, believes the key to a better education starts with a properly funded community. His classroom goals for students won’t be put into action without proper support.
n July 8, local anti-police groups got one step closer to their goal of police-free schools when the D.C. Council passed an amendment to change… Read more »
K-12 and university students were not the only people forced to transition to remote classes in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The digital divide between those who have access to modern technology and those who do not is even wider for students in adult education programs.
The pilot program began in January and was originally set to end in mid-March, WAMU reported.
International reporting on how sanitary kits are changing the lives of young girls in Kenya.
Reporting on the Help the Homeless Mini-Walk Program at the Community Academy Public Charter School, in partnership with Fannie Mae.
An in-depth review on the challenges Latino children faces in the education system.