As senior year and adulthood approach, London Hill pointed a camera at her own life. Here is the result.
With college on the horizon, Rahmyza Muhammad made photos to document her senior year at the Detroit School of Arts and her family’s transition from living in a shelter. Here is the result.
About 350 teens and young adults gathered at Harold Washington Library to discuss mental health, affordable housing, the environment, and more.
Though she cannot vote on board matters, Shaw will represent students at the board’s monthly meetings through next school year. She is a rising junior at Kenwood Academy High School in Hyde Park. Along with student council experience, Shaw hopes to bring her skills from debate.
Self-love and inner peace: What these Detroit teens say is needed to tackle Michigan’s youth mental health crisis
Writers from youth group Local Circles who surveyed their peers share some sobering stories and messages of hope.
Chalkbeat spoke with Judah Firestone-Morrill, a 16-year-old junior at Bard who helped organize the rally, about the students’ goals, and why they believe youth voices should be at the center of the debate over school budgets.
Perriel Pace talks about her mission and how she used her voice on the district school board
Video from a meeting between students and district staff reveals tensions in the dispute over the podcast trademark, which is now the subject of a lawsuit.
Chalkbeat asked readers to nominate real-life versions of “Mrs. Howard” from Abbott Elementary.
Four Black students allege that Denver Public Schools unlawfully tried to trademark the name of their Know Justice, Know Peace podcast.
Recent graduates now in college say focusing on mental health and support from outside groups can be helpful.
As Alabama imposes sweeping new restrictions on transgender youth, a support group offers space for community.
New York City’s Class of 2022 returned to school full time after two disrupted years. Four graduating high school seniors told us about how they made it through.
At an event hosted by Chalkbeat and College Track, many said schools weren’t able to give students needed support.
Diverse books remind readers that their stories matter. Why are schools trying to ban so many of them?
Reading lists should reflect many different people and experiences.
Teens around the country share how gun violence impacts their lives, schools, and neighborhoods.
We spoke with 4 students at Denver’s North High about losing teacher Tim Hernández and why teacher diversity matters.
Join Chalkbeat on June 8, 5-6:15 p.m. ET for the final event in our series on COVID and mental health.
Spurred by student advocacy, the Denver school board is expected to pass a set of climate action policies that high schoolers co-created.
Hanna Roemer-Block’s piece stresses that government must take the lead in tackling pollution
A music project at Hill-Freedman World Academy amplifies students’ perspectives on recent challenges — from the pandemic to racialized violence.
High school journalists asked CPS students how Pedro Martinez could fix Chicago schools. This is what they found out.
COVID devastated many Latino families. During Hispanic Heritage Month, tell us how your school community has supported you.
What do you think Hispanic/Latino students need from their school leaders and communities? What do you wish others knew about what it’s like to be young and Hispanic/Latino at this moment in history?
For some students, that anxious feeling is compounded by years of microaggressions or racist comments they’ve experienced in and outside of school.
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