In a role reversal, Ms. O’Bryant and other teachers at Brick Avon Academy are getting pointers from their students this year as part of an unusual teacher training program at 19 low-performing Newark schools.(Winnie Hu at NYT)
Some kindergarten parents at Public School 101, a graceful brick castle in Forest Hills, Queens, wanted more free play time for their children; so they decided to do something about it. (Sharon Otterman at NYT)
Both excerpted stories above explore the role of students and their needs as guiding principles for determining what their educations look like. To what degree should students have a say in their education?