Education
Grade 12

AP for All

My name is Haniebal Gebrie and I am a graduating senior from E.L. Haynes High School. An AP class can change the life of every child, but less than 30% of black and brown students are currently enrolled. As someone who has taken 3 AP classes, I’ve experienced the benefits first-hand. While at first I […]

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Education
Grade 7

How ESSA Affects Students

My name is Christopher Nelson from Mary McLeod Bethune and I think our federal education policy (FEP) is stunting students growth. Do you have someone you care about: a friend, a family member that you want the best for, like I want the best for my autistic brother? I found previous education policies such as […]

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Education
Grade 10

More Than A Statistic

Another day. Just another day in the life of me. My name is…well that’s not that important. What’s more important is my story, just one out of millions of kids like me. See, I didn’t grow up in a rich area, Syria is where I’m from. A civil war has been raging here for a […]

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Education
Grade 7

Suspension Bias

Imagine sitting in a middle school class, seeing a white and black girl talking over the teacher. Imagine the teacher walking over to the white girl and saying, “Sally, it’s ok, you’re just inquisitive.” Imagine the teacher walking towards the black girl, and yells, “you are interrupting the class, and you will be sent to […]

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Education
Grade 10

Let Me Learn

Human rights are intended for both male and female security, but for hundreds of years many have distinguished women’s rights from human rights. A basic human right that we all have, is a right to an education, so why are there over 60 million girls unable to attend school? Still being young, I myself have […]

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Education
Grade 10

Cost of College

Are you graduating from high school, excited to enter a new phase of your life? The feeling is amazing! But wait – let us think about after the feeling is over. When college ends, imagine all the debt that has to be paid back. By the time you achieve the highest potential degree and finally […]

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Education
Grade 12

The Academic Race

Frosty morning. Christmas Eve. I woke to the cries of the tiger mother unsettled by the inconvenient truth that I had slept past 9:30 AM on the first day of winter break. “Time for SAT prep!” No smile. No breakfast. No “Merry Christmas, hon’.” Just a six-syllable imperative to start my long-awaited holidays. I sank […]

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Education
Grade 10

Urban Public Schools Need Support

Changing urban education is not impossible, nor is it easy, but we as individuals and as a community must make changes within ourselves to ensure the success of every student. Focusing on parental involvement, teacher involvement, early childhood education, building positive living communities, and decreasing poverty will improve students’ performance in school and success in […]

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Education
Grade 10

Crime Prevention in Youth

The topic of crime prevention is so important to me because I have been both the victim and the aggressor in prior situations in my past. As I started interacting with friends in my neighborhood peer pressure became a leading role in my everyday life until I made bad choices that landed me in Youth […]

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