A crowd of parents and students inaugurated a shiny new school Thursday night on Chicago’s Southwest Side. Juan Moreno, architect of the UNO charter elementary school, the city’s 11th UNO school, said the architecture is meant to show students what’s possible.
In the ten years since Sept. 11, many Muslim Americans feel they’ve had to deal with rising discrimination. Those who remember 9/11 at least understand how this started. But there’s a new generation of Muslim Americans who don’t. They were too young in 2001, or they weren’t yet born.
AUDIE CORNISH, host: The new school year starts this week in Chicago. And in a couple of schools, the day will be 90 minutes longer than last year. The new mayor, Rahm Emanuel, and his team of school leaders complain that Chicago's public schools have among the shortest school days in the country.
More than one million people live in Nairobi's squatter community of Kibera, including 30,000 orphans of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. On today's Global Activism segment, we talk with Father Terry Charlton, co-founder of St.
If there were an award for the "most challenged" school district in the United States, the Detroit public school system would have good reason to claim the title.The system is wrestling with crumbling buildings, low achievement and a decline in enrollment that just won't stop.