First-person education stories

Un grupo influyente conservador ha elaborado una estrategia para desafiar una decisión histórica del Tribunal Supremo que protege el derecho de los niños indocumentados a asistir a la escuela pública.

With federal pandemic aid for schools expiring, the schools say the additional operating funding would be crucial for students and staff.

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said complaints aired in public meetings over the years illustrate the need for coaching for district leaders.

A Council of the Great City Schools leader said the team could be used as a model for other new superintendents

Heather Martin cofounded a nonprofit to support survivors of mass tragedy.

Secretary of Education Katie Jenner said the goal is to identify which children need additional support in their early years.

The school had a rocky history in Indianapolis Public Schools but can now take advantage of the growing number of students who are eligible for vouchers.

The literacy overhaul has enjoyed support from many advocates and experts. But will the momentum last as NYC expands its reading instruction shift?

Charter networks, both inside and outside the state, are tracking the legislation.

This episode of P.S. Weekly focuses on New York City’s complex special education system and challenges students face getting accommodations like extra time on exams.

‘People were damn mad,’ said one spectator who was asked to leave the chamber.

Anyone can vote in these uniquely Chicago elections for representatives to serve on the governing bodies of each public school. Here’s how to participate.

One state lawmaker said the report would be “invaluable” in deliberations over whether and how to extend mayoral control.

The plan would provide relief to five different types of borrowers but won’t be put into action for some time.

The Heritage Foundation is urging states to charge undocumented students tuition to attend public school in an effort to provoke a challenge to the Supreme Court’s landmark Plyler v. Doe ruling.

Nikki Snyder, the board member who introduced the measures, stormed out of the meeting in frustration after her colleagues rejected them.

Vick is set to start a three-year term as president of the organization of nearly 40,000 educators in July.

Chalkbeat is collaborating with newsrooms across Colorado on a survey asking voters which issues matter to them.

The Colorado State Board of Education will hear the recommendations at a hearing in May.

Colorado’s budget bill finally puts an end to the budget stabilization factor. It also includes more for K-12 and higher education.

Completing the FAFSA is supposed to open doors to higher education. But error messages and delays could close off opportunities, counselors fear.

Nearly a third of Michigan students were chronically absent during the 2022-23 school year, one of the highest rates in the country.

Many schools across the city sent messages to families Friday morning, assuring them that students remained safe.

The move by the Genius School comes after the charter authorizer overseeing it put it on probation and another authorizer rejected its bid for a new charter.

The information shared by officials provided more details about the district's switch to a new position-based budget formula next school year.

A consultant for Juvenile Court found that just half of students were attending class, and that the curriculum didn’t keep them on track for graduation.

The schools offer a mix of elementary, middle, and high school programs across three boroughs.

The Village provides food, mental health support, and more to students. But it’s funded by federal pandemic relief aid called ESSER dollars, which are set to run out this year.

Young adults at Rikers are entitled to attend the Education Department’s East River Academy and work towards a high school diploma or GED.

One-time federal dollars are set to run out and a state surplus is projected to decline. Michigan public school districts will have to make difficult decisions.