Articles covering topics relevant to America’s youth
August 19, 2021
Amidst a year and a half of uncertainty caused by a global pandemic, students experienced a school year unlike any other. Remote learning, cancelled extracurricular activities, and virtual graduation ceremonies gave high school students a wholly unique, and unexpected, academic experience. What remained unchanged, though, was the drive of these young people to help their communities.
April 13, 2021
The nation is in the midst of an ongoing conversation about how the country’s history of racism is—or is not—taught in schools. Many states and communities are considering formal legislation or other policies to limit these discussions, while others are working to more proactively educate students about the country’s roots of oppression. America’s Promise sat down with three high school students who attend three different schools in an area that has been directly affected by a recent incident of police violence to learn their perspectives on this question.
May 22, 2019
When I first started teaching, I could not have guessed that my understanding of human development, psychological responses to trauma and cultural nuance (I was a sociology and psychology major in college) would so strongly inform my approach to managing my classroom and connecting with my students. Without this baseline knowledge, I may have never discovered the true value of Trauma Informed Practices (TIP) in schools.