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.
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.
Lyrique, a second grader at a school in Mount Dora, Florida, thinks she's playing a word game, when she soon realizes she's spelling out the phrase "Lyrique's Dad is Home." She then turns around to see dad, Air Force Sergeant Wil Alteus, ready to surprise her after returning home early from his deployment.
A promo video for Mississippi Delta church mothers who share stories about falling in love, grieving losses, fighting for education, voting acts and civil rights. They are everyday grandmothers with extraordinary stories. They are our American stories and deserved to be told.
The 'George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People' Comment
Mike Myers is proud to have been standing next to Kanye West when the rapper made his infamous "George Bush doesn't care about black people" comment. The comedian opened up about the incident during a 2005 telethon to support victims of Hurricane Katrina, in which West went off script to lambast the commander-in-chief.
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Creationism, Celebrity & Kids
"Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey" host Neil deGrasse Tyson, always provocative, sat with National Geographic News and talked about kids, the role of scientists, and the debate about teaching creationism in schools.