First-person education stories

The state superintendent said cuts to staff won’t be prevalent in all districts. But educators say the “fiscal cliff” existed in the state well before federal COVID relief funds.

Teachers at Thirkell Elementary-Middle School in Detroit have complained about the now-suspended principal at recent school board meetings.

Leaders of both special district efforts hope to ask for voter approval in 2025.

Casi un tercio de los estudiantes de Michigan estuvieron crónicamente ausentes durante el año escolar 2022-23, una de las tasas más altas en el país.

Hundreds of teens across Newark are headed to prom as this year marks the four-year anniversary of the pandemic and the start of virtual learning.

Director Patricia Hurrieta will be tasked with carrying out the recommendations in a new report about the barriers and opportunities that Latino students face.

State leaders hope a $25 million investment in scholarships and coaching for the Class of 2024 will pay off in getting more students the skills they need to access high paying jobs.

Una nueva iniciativa distribuirá bonus de $1,000 a adolescentes que trabajen 100 horas o más este verano y completen un taller sobre conocimientos financieros.

This week’s episode of P.S. Weekly looks at teen mental health, following one family’s journey with therapy and looking at NYC’s new effort to expand free therapy to teens.

The charter authorizer also approved the expansion of GEO Next Generation Academy, which is on the same property as Indy STEAM.

Some city and state lawmakers say laundry services are critical for schools, but installing them can come with challenges.

“Typically at this point, all students would have financial aid packages from all their schools,” said Mark Stulberg, director of college counseling at North Star Academy’s Lincoln Park High School.

Elementary and special education teachers who don’t teach literacy won’t have to earn a new literacy endorsement required by state law.

“At some point, all of us as board members are highly conscious of the fact that we’re going to have to close schools, we’re going to have to consolidate schools,” one board member said.

One initiative will give $1,000 bonuses to teenagers who work 100 hours or more this summer and complete financial literacy training.

CPS says the proposal to build the controversial $150 million high school is still “under review,” but a website has been taken down, and stakeholders say it’s been months without an update.

Maryland’s diverse Montgomery County epitomizes the challenges faced by school communities worried about both a spike in anti-Jewish hate and Israel’s conduct since Oct. 7.

Seniors in Rooted School’s first graduating class were among the students who entered high school at the height of the pandemic.

Roughly 12% of Chicago residents age 16 to 24 are not working or in school. Black teens are most impacted.

Students at a Washington Heights elementary school were frustrated with Eric Adams’ school food cuts. But their advocacy had a bigger impact than bringing back their favorite chicken dish.

Proposed high school diplomas for the class of 2029 will place a greater emphasis on work experience, which some educators say will push students to neglect academic opportunities.

Some families travel hours each day so their children can attend the Bright MINDS program in Lakewood.

The national effort will also support young people who want to enter the behavioral health workforce with stipends and experience.

El distrito escolar de Adams 14 recibirá más tiempo para continuar su plan de mejoras trabajando con socios administrativos parciales, después de un voto del Consejo Estatal de Colorado la semana pasada.

Mayor Eric Adams has insisted all families who want spots in the city’s preschool programs would receive them, despite budget cuts to early childhood education.

Illinois high school juniors will have to take the ACT to graduate starting spring 2025. This comes at a time when most colleges and universities are again requiring students to take entrance exams for the admissions process.

Council members questioned officials as the looming expiration of federal COVID relief money threatens to shave $808 million from the Education Department’s budget.

The district’s plan calls for training on alternative discipline practices and aims to focus on the “root cause” of student behavior.

The program will train young adults ages 18 to 24 to act “as navigators serving middle and high school students,” according to state officials.

Daniel Kiel, whose documentary chronicled the ‘Memphis 13,’ sees vouchers and ‘colorblind’ policies eroding progress on desegregation.

The changes tweak previous language on homework assignments, dress code, and how to approach discipline.

lllinois lawmakers overhauled K-12 funding seven years ago and promised to 'adequately fund' every district by 2027. A new report finds that won’t happen until 2034, unless more education money is budgeted every year.

Nearly half attend schools with high concentrations of poverty, while funding disparities undermine recovery from learning loss.

A survey of Michigan residents found wide support for higher salaries for beginning teachers.