Archive for month: September, 2017

Every student has a dream

BIO As a child, TED-Ed Innovative Educator Jacqueline Fernandez-Romero used to cross the US/Mexico border daily to attend school. Today, Jackie is the principal of the Latin American Youth Center Career Academy in Washington, D.C., which provides both a rigorous [...]

Can US Customs and Border officials search your phone?

Recent detentions and seizures of phones and other material from travelers to the United States have sparked alarm. Below, ProPublica details what powers US Customs and Border Protection officials have over you and your devices. A NASA scientist heading home [...]

10 tips for talking about news, politics and current events in schools

In schools everywhere, students are deeply affected by current events. Certain policy changes and related commentary can cause children to experience fear, confusion and anxiety. For example, some kids might fear deportation. Others might be upset about hurtful generalizations they [...]

What’s it like to be a refugee in America? Students respond

What is it like to be a refugee? Or the child of refugees? The students in Room 18 at Lexington Middle School can tell you firsthand. In the TEDxKids@ElCajon video featured below, children from one California classroom speak about why and how [...]