School Choice & Charters Video

Feeling at Home in School

October 24, 2016 1:43

Around the nation, only a fraction of students at elite public residential schools come from low-income or minority backgrounds. Dinora Flores is one of them. Now a senior, Flores discusses what it’s been like for her to adjust—and eventually thrive—at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham.

Coverage of the experiences of low-income, high-achieving students is supported in part by a grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, at www.jkcf.org. Education Week retains sole editorial control over the content of this coverage.

Video

School Climate & Safety Video WATCH: Columbine Author on Myths, Lessons, and Warning Signs of Violence
David Cullen discusses how educators still grapple with painful lessons from the 1999 shooting.
1 min read
Teaching Opinion 'We Need Help': Teaching Amid Turbulence
None of her experiences as a Black woman or her professional training prepared her for this moment, explains a high school teacher.
Mercedes Harvey-Flowers
3 min read
School Climate & Safety Video VIDEO: How Schools Can Harness the Power of Relationships
A look at the benefits of building strong student relationships, and some ways to create those bonds.
Curriculum Video A Collaborative Teaching Model to Mimic Even When There's No Eclipse
This teaching model brings together educators across grades and subjects to create popular lessons for all students during major events.
3:25
04112014 eclipse thumbnail BS
Sam Mallon