College Senior Uses Songwriting to Help Overcome Genetic Disease
Twenty-two-year-old West Chester University senior Tarik Williams is more than a big man on campus. He’s “King of the Rams.” But his rise to the top had its own unique set of challenges.
When he was diagnosed with a genetic disease that robbed him of his central vision in 2009, he vowed he wouldn’t let it rob him of his future. So, he created a vision for his life.
Kid President Introduces the White House Student Film Festival
For the past few months, K-12 students have been putting the finishing touches on short films about this year's theme: The Impact of Giving Back. We received more than 1,500 submissions from around the world and, on Friday, March 20 we premiered 15 Official Selections at the 2015 White House Film Festival.
How Underperforming School Turned Around Test Scores, Conquered Common Core
Students in 29 states are taking the Common Core tests for the first time this spring. A few years ago, one school in Washington, D.C., changed how it prepares for standardized tests, adopting home visits, pep rallies and new curricula to give students a boost.
When a victim reports a rape and undergoes a forensic exam, the rape kit is handed over to law enforcement. Law enforcement then sends the kit off for DNA testing. The results of that analysis can help catch a rapist. At least, that is what is supposed to happen.For an estimated 400,000 victims, their case was forgotten about. Their rape kit was left on a shelf or in a storage or in a warehouse. And their rapists were allowed to walk free.
Making an Impact: Advancing Racial Equity in Schools
The Organizing Apprenticeship Project and others discuss their successful campaign, using Race Forward's framework and resources, to get the Minneapolis-area school system to integrate Racial Equity Impact Assessments into their policy process.
5 Things That Make Summer Awesome According to Kid President
Summertime is awesome, but unfortunately not for everyone. During the school year, 21 million school children receive free or reduced-price lunch -- but during summer, 90% of those 21 million kids have limited or no access to meals they receive when school is in session.
"Soar" explores the evolving bond between two sisters: both are phenomenal dancers, and one is a quadruple amputee from a childhood illness. Their art helps them define themselves, together and separately, and helps us redefine our idea of what is possible.
As a young actress, living legend Cicely Tyson was asked to meet a reporter at a prominent hotel for an interview. When she came in, the woman at the check booth told her she had to "go around the back."