No hard tests, no flashcards, not even desks. For these Supergirls, math is all about having fun.
When I was unable to shake off my sadness, my family would say, “You’re not being grateful for what you have. Look around you.” Sure, I was physically fine, but I felt mentally and emotionally unstable.
California has just adopted a law that limits the way schools use “willful defiance” as a reason for suspending and expelling students. I believe this new law puts us in the right direction toward how schools should operate.
Shortly after I emancipated from foster care, I lost my MediCal. For the past two years, I’ve paid my medical expenses out of pocket. But I didn’t actually need to.
When I was a freshman, I had to take and pass a health / sex-ed class. But that requirement was cut two years ago because of funding constraints. Now, the lack of sexual health knowledge is clear on my campus.
Xanax is a popular drug on my campus. It’s meant to reduce activity of the central nervous system and medicate anxiety. But it’s often taken recreationally.
My high school football team has been limiting full contact practices for years, even before the state changed the rules. Instead of actually tackling during practice, we get in tackling lines to work on our form, but all we tackle is air.
On a summer day in San Francisco, Calif., around 35 students find themselves in a crowded Balboa High School classroom. The summer school program is five weeks long, and each class is two and a half hours. The goal is to make up a year’s worth of math or English.
. The draw? MacArthur Award winning actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, who you might recognize from The West Wing or Nurse Jackie. On this night, however, the actress-turned-advocate tackled one of our country’s toughest topics: The school to prison pipeline.