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Success Academy and Zeta Charter Schools won three schools each. But an unconventional middle school geared toward LGBTQ+ students was left out.

Schools would have to come up with their own policies on how to ban phones and would not get additional funding, principals told Chalkbeat.

Dr. Elisa Margarita, winner of a 2024 Math for America Muller Award, brings science to life at Brooklyn Tech, the nation’s largest high school.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ahmed’s tenure at the Division of Early Childhood Education came at a time of upheaval for the city’s sprawling publicly-funded early childhood system.

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.

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    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.

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

    Union leaders say the new contract sets Detroit apart from other districts, with terms that will attract new teachers and retain existing ones.

    The city’s early childhood education system has taken center stage during budget negotiations between Mayor Eric Adams and City Council this year.

    The teachers will have their rent covered for a year starting in August.

    Through history, art, culture, and conversation, students get the support that queer youth before them didn't have.

    The resolution calls for ‘greater coherence, clarity, and collaboration’ between all public schools.

    Facing budget deficit, Chicago vows to guarantee pay for laid-off workers

    “It became much more about the performative aspects of saying the curriculum is being implemented as opposed to the real support that teachers need,” Weingarten said.