“I would love us to try to agree on some goals,” said Arne Ducan at a forum on Tuesday. “I don’t have a lot of optimism that it’s going to come at the national level.”
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In our schools, many families speak Mixteco. So we decided to translate children’s books into the Indigenous language.
Our California school district has a large population of Mexican families for whom neither Spanish nor English is their first language.
I have no formal training, but I’m an expert in my child.
An English teacher and a school librarian in NYC launched an effort that is helping teens increase their reading stamina.
My experiences led me to fight for change for Tennessee teachers.
Miss Anne Marie, a teacher with NYC’s Hospital Schools, taught elementary school from the pediatric cancer ward.
Many lessons focus on what unfolded on that terrible Tuesday without examining the devastation that followed.
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The question for all but the strongest, most charismatic teaching personalities: How do you want to come across to your new students?
We are lucky to work in an environment where there is such a clear beginning, middle, and end of every year of work.
We’ve failed to show many educators of color that teaching and education leadership are viable career paths.
I wasn’t prepared for the anti-Asian racism I experienced this summer.
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At a Senate committee hearing, lawmakers hear conflicting views on when they should approve district boundaries.
The increase will bring more state funding for the district, but it may be temporary.
Familias migrantes están perdiendo su vivienda y pidiendo ayuda en las escuelas. Esto es lo que los maestros están observando.
Los estudiante migrantes en Denver enfrentan la pérdida de su vivienda justo cuando se están adaptando en la escuela. Los maestros están tratando de ayudar, pero las familias recién llegadas enfrentan muchos desafíos.
City officials ordered schools to shelter in place last Friday, but no one told principals.
State test results for the city’s public schools show scores grew by 2 percentage points in math and English language arts this year.
DPS had previously refused to release the agreement, which says the district will pay Anderson $3,500 in exchange for agreeing not to sue over a 2021 investigation.
Tess Stovall’s recommendations will be a key factor in whether the state votes to overrule locally elected school boards.
An education department spokesperson said the agency communicated through a press conference and social media. But no one communicated directly to principals.
The latest teachers union endorsement helps define the race, which has been in flux due in part to candidates dropping out or jumping in later than usual.
Some districts used pandemic aid to shore up their budgets amid enrollment declines. They’ll no longer have that option late next year.
It’s the second charter school to close in the middle of the school year in less than one year.
Charter school funding, enrollment and performance explained.
CU Boulder’s free college program now applies to students who are specifically within its engineering program
The Youth in Care - College Advocate Program aims to help students who can feel isolated and often struggle to graduate.
Denver gives newly arrived migrant families 30 days of free housing. When time is up, some families struggle to find somewhere else to go.
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Before the rule change, some preschool providers said they had to turn away families who hadn’t filled out the state’s online application.
Ballenger’s exit leaves three candidates vying for an at-large seat representing the entire city.
Philadelphia school climate and cafeteria workers avert strike in tentative deal that includes pay hikes
Union leaders say they reached the agreement with the district just 48 hours before the current contract was set to expire.
The district is seeking a total of $14.4 billion for updates ranging from new roofs and windows to special classrooms.
Es la primera vez en seis años que el distrito de Westminster tendrá elecciones competitivas.
Anderson says he is entitled to reimbursement for legal expenses related to a 2021 investigation. The district won’t release the terms of the agreement.
Voters approved a similar ballot measure allowing the state to keep excess marijuana tax in 2015.
The report, conducted by CREED Strategies, reveals the cultural problems at the Newark School of Global Studies after incidents of racial harassment surfaced last fall.
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The updated guidance comes just days before the city’s notoriously complex high school admissions process kicks off on Oct. 3.
Amid efforts to tackle challenges students face, one administrator says her message remains: ‘You’ve got to come to school.’
Chicago schools shifted their approach to safety and discipline. Researchers, officials, and activists say it’s working.
New research from the University of Chicago Education Lab found a drop in student suspensions and arrests at schools with restorative justice practices. Officials and activists say ongoing partnership to create safer schools could be a national model.
Jeffco, Colorado’s second largest school districts, faces declining enrollment, budget challenges, and persistent academic gaps.
The announcement comes amid a statewide push to alert high school students to higher education opportunities.
Members of an oversight panel have concerns about the effectiveness of ad campaigns as a public school enrollment strategy.
Last school year, 199 Philadelphia students were victims of gun violence, and 33 died.
Students as a whole met goals in math but not in reading. But the district mostly missed goals in both subjects for Black and Latinx students.
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Message to parents: ‘You don’t have to come back and keep asking.’
Denver school district hired two tutoring companies and pledged to pay them based on results. Did it work?
Not all students met all benchmarks, though one tutoring company was more successful than the other.
The report cites key health indicators for parents and children, as well as policy changes. But the state still lags the national average in some areas.
Vote signals continued trust in Greene as the district proceeds with revamped superintendent search.
The recommendations, unveiled at a public hearing Tuesday night, are in the early stages and haven’t been adopted by the Education Department.