The Illinois State Board of Education named Tony Sanders as the next state superintendent. Sanders, who is currently the superintendent of Elgin’s U-46, will start his new job on Feb. 23.
A video showing Tyre Nichols being brutalized by police led at least one Black teen protester to say, “I feel unsafe with the police now.”
Colorado’s school finance committee recommends increasing special education funding. A broader rewrite of Colorado’s school funding formula could still come later this session.
Chicago music teacher Trevor Nicholas is inspiring his students to live out their dreams after a tumultuous few years from the COVID pandemic.
A veces necesito Google Translate solo para poder conversar con mi mamá.
Sometimes, I need Google Translate just to have a conversation with my mom.
The powerful business group was influential in the district’s previous successful tax increase in 2018.
An attempt by board member Crystal Williams to halt the extension of Roger Leon’s contract to 2028 drew no support from other board members.
Colorado lawmakers want to make more student teachers and educators eligible for financial aid, to attract more students to the profession.
Colorado bills would fund more adult education to produce more educated workers and train more people for hard-to-fill jobs.
After collecting dozens of questions from readers, Chalkbeat Chicago sent 10 to the candidates running for mayor. Here’s a look at where they stand on the top issues facing Chicago Public Schools.

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Adams promised a telehealth program for all New York City high school students struggling with mental health. But officials offered few details on how it will work.
M.S. 51 principal Neal Singh will leave to work for District 15’s superintendent. Pui-Lam (Jack) Chan, from New Utrecht High School, will take over on Feb. 1 as interim principal.
Schools are uniquely positioned to identify and support grieving children, but families and school staff say the system isn’t equipped to serve them.
Board Vice President Auon’tai Anderson says an argument between him and Brandon Pryor at his workplace crossed the line into threats, a claim Pryor disputes.
Some of the 18 charter schools and networks that received renewals this week pleaded for longer renewal periods.
The quest for education equity must be motivated by the reality that the workforce will rely heavily on people who aren’t white
The early burst of interest could mean enrollment in Colorado’s free preschool program will exceed the 30,000 children expected to participate during the first year.
Supporters say school choice bill would give parents more power, while critics say it would take funds from public schools.
Chalkbeat wants to hear from you. How has your relationship with your school community changed since the roller coaster ride of campus closures and openings?
High schoolers beginning with the Class of 2028 would be required to take the class under an Indiana Senate bill.
A Colorado Education Association member survey found teachers are worried about mass shootings and political interference. Staffing shortages feel worse than ever.
The Board of Ethics has previously warned elected officials and campaigns to scrub their listserv of any government emails.
If successful, the teacher wants to follow the path laid out by the Spanish language arts program at the school.
Student members on the city’s school board say they aren’t taken seriously because they have no power.
After a vote of no confidence in M.S. 51 principal Neal Singh, more than 40 teachers signed a grievance alleging a pattern of harassment of union members, the largest such grievance in union history, officials said.
Gym has a long history of focusing on education as an activist and former City Council member.
New York City’s education department pulled three proposals to co-locate Success Academy elementary schools in shared campuses after locals mounted campaigns to fight the plans.
Illinois public schools saw a 1.7% drop in enrollment this school year, according to data from Dec. 14. But the number of English learners is growing.
Chicago and other districts are adopting a University of Chicago questionnaire that asks students about learning conditions in their classrooms.
During Wednesday’s State of the State address, Whitmer is expected to ask for supplemental funding for individualized instruction.
During Newark Board of Education’s retreat meeting, Board President Dawn Haynes addressed questions about the Superintendent’s contract.
Addressing student mental health is a growing concern, as many students experienced trauma during the pandemic. Banks hasn’t yet unveiled a detailed plan for tackling the issue.