While national politics are still creating sharp divides in school communities, most teachers aren't avoiding the topic, says a survey from the Education Week Research Center. Fift five percent of 830 teachers who participated in the survey responded that they have not avoided discussing current controversial issues in the classroom this school year, and another 28 percent did avoid talking about national politics with their students. But teachers are fearful––They are fear of parental and student pushback. Only 44 percent said their training adequately prepared them to handle those
Students teach teachers, not the other way around. Students in Oakland International High School (OIHS) in California, in which 32 languages are spoken by those who have newly arrived from 33 countries, tell their immigration stories on the “community walks” day. They lead a teach-in with their staff group, facilitate discussions, and walk the neighborhood,
Teens and young adults (ages 14-24) express low levels of trust in the news media and use a variety of strategies to confirm, verify, and clarify the stories they care about, according to a study produced by Data & Society and supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, "
Social media and direct visits to news organizations’ websites are the most common sources for news online, according to a new study conducted by the Pew Research Center, "How Americans Encounter, Recall and Act Upon Digital News." The study also reveals that most poeple are aware of the sources of news they consume, which is important with respect to a rising concern over