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Early voting has kicked off in Memphis, and five of the nine seats on Memphis-Shelby County Schools board are on the ballot on Aug. 1.

The pilot program will expand from six to eight school districts this school year.

Jeffco officials estimate the district has enrolled more than 600 new immigrant students, many from Venezuela and Colombia.

New rules taking effect in 2024-25 respond to concerns about the impact on student mental health.

Educators cite classroom distraction and mental-health concerns, but any ban would be tough to enforce.

In its budget proposal, Chicago Public Schools is giving charters a slight funding boost overall, although some could still get funding cuts.

District leadership has balked at the idea, saying a loan ‘only shifts the problem’ to future years.

Despite a petition with more than 65 signatures from the school's families, parents say it is unclear why the club hasn't been formed.

Miss Major Middle School is one of 21 possible new charter schools vying for just nine spots, as applicants say a SUNY Charter Schools Institute vote could come as soon as next week.

El distrito ofreció transporte para apoyar a los estudiantes que querían asistir.

The district’s Stronger Tomorrows program received a $10,000 donation to promote safe sleep and help young parents stay on track to graduate.

The proposed $9.9 billion CPS budget faces several pressures, from union negotiations to the end of federal COVID aid.

Other classroom factors, including class size and teacher pay, did not correlate with third grade reading scores, the study found.

The two-year deal increases pay for teachers across the board and includes several new benefits.

Brooklyn Frontiers High School recently enrolled eight Guinean immigrants, with help from the nonprofit InsideSchools to improve the enrollment process for older immigrant students.

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    There are 47 people running in Chicago’s school board elections on Nov. 5. Here’s an updating list.

    Among the grant recipients are 21 Colorado school districts, seven charter schools, and one youth residential treatment center.

    A research brief from the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability said Illinois districts could be in a pinch with the state projecting less revenue from a tax on corporate profits.

    We want to hear your thoughts on how artificial intelligence-powered tools like ChatGPT are affecting the classroom.

    Both officials took on some of the Education Department’s highest-profile challenges in their prior roles.

    Elizabeth Krutz of the La Porte Community School Corporation is slated to take over the school at the end of July.

    Lower FAFSA completion rates nationwide have sparked fears fewer students will show up in the fall to colleges and universities.

    Among the plaintiffs are six school districts: Cherry Creek, Harrison, Mapleton, Platte Valley, Westminster, and the Brighton-based 27J..

    A federal judge had rejected most of the Catholic preschools’ claims in a June ruling.

    A new report finds that early elementary school students are having an especially hard time catching up to their pre-pandemic peers in math and reading. Schools may need to provide them with more intensive support.

    Few candidates and low voter participation and engagement with schools can pave the way for outside groups to sway elections.

    Earlier this year, NYC officials blamed the upgraded cafeterias for encouraging kids to eat more, and as a result, they cut popular foods from school menus.

    But another troubling trend remains: The percentage of K-3 students reading significantly below grade level jumped up and has stayed up.

    The new board — which will have 10 elected members and 11 appointed ones before becoming a fully elected board in 2027 — will require a number of adjustments for the district.

    The state is looking at how the change in scores will impact school ratings.

    Chancellor David Banks has staked his education agenda on changing the curriculums educators use. Few schools are exempt from the new mandates.

    Almost three-quarters of the students who didn’t pass the state reading test and were retained in third grade in 2023 got subsidized meals.

    The cuts to mental health and safety grants will mean cuts to school resource officers, counseling, and other types of social and emotional support, education leaders said.

    Los padres deben mantener la calma, reportar cada caso de acoso y documentarlo por escrito, expertos dicen.

    The program will extend free college options to more middle income students.