One Day

Books Behind Bars

View from between doors of a young man with brown braided hair and a blue shirt attending a class, leaning his head on his hand.
A 2014 study published by the RAND Corporation reported that inmates who participate in an education program while incarcerated—like this one run by the Goucher Prison Education Partnership—lower their odds of returning to prison by 43%.
J.M. Giordano
When you’re locked up, do you lose your right to learn?
Leah Fabel

When the Walls Come Down

A young female teacher with straight brown hair conducting a middle-school music class.
Students from Landrum Middle School, a traditional public school outside of Houston, and KIPP Courage, a charter school sharing the same building, join together for sports, extracurriculars, and electives like band.
Gary Coronado
District schools and charter schools don’t mix. Right?
Ting Yu

New Technology, New Chances

Patrick Platt is 14 years old and in sixth grade for the third time, but in "Google Club" he's a star.
Tim Kennedy

Breaking the Code

A middle-school aged girl with curly black hair in braids working at a computer, wearing a white polo shirt.
Nine out of ten K–12 schools offer no computer science classes. Twenty-five states don’t count computer science credits toward math or science requirements for high school graduation. Teachers and advocates are working to change that.
Veasey Conway
A career in computer science can be a ticket out of poverty, but most high-need schools don’t teach it. That may be changing.
Tim Kennedy

Preparing for the College Shock

A table of middle-aged teachers and high school students in formal clothes having a discussion, with many papers in front of them.
Nationwide, only about 16 percent of black men hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Educators and students came together in Atlanta to discuss how to change that.
Anthony Schultz
African American students speak openly about the college shock and answer 5 questions on how to prepare for it.
Susan Brenna

Standing With Native Educators

A tall middle-aged man wearing a suit jacket and a traditional Native American necklace stands in the middle of a sidewalk, with a row of trees behind him.
Robert Cook leads Teach For America’s Native Alliance Initiative. Cook is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe (Oglala Lakota).
The leader of Teach For America’s Native Alliance Initiative speaks about the organization’s role on reservations--and the challenges that come with it.
Susan Brenna