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“We recognize coming to college is an investment,” said Wayne State University President Kimberly Andrews Espy of efforts to help students afford college.

The district posted its opening proposals online and the union shared its contract ideas with members. Both sides want at least a four-year agreement.

About a third of CPS elementary students are meeting state standards in reading, while about one-fifth meet them in math.

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti says it is now a matter of agreeing on “the details, not the big issues.”

Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti hopes to sustain long-term funding for literacy programs supported by the settlement money.

Some school leaders are hoping the money can subsidize vape sensors to install in schools and additional substance abuse counselors.

The Teacher Prep Academy at the University of Indianapolis wants to draw more young people to teaching to fill open education jobs in the state.

After hearing from victims’ parents, the board called on lawmakers to beef up emergency operation plans, and for more funding for student mental health measures.

Although position cuts in Memphis have been expected all year, details were sparse until a meeting Tuesday where board members pushed back on how Superintendent Marie Feagins has communicated to staff.

The analysis of the state’s 10 largest school districts focused on how many sources hadn’t been fixed about a year after they were identified as having high lead levels.

Advocates say proposed changes to Michigan’s Great Start Readiness Program would ‘turn back the dial’ on progress.

The Chicago Teachers Union is proposing adding 'newcomer liaisons’ at schools enrolling students arriving from other countries. But the district is facing a budget deficit that could limit hiring.

Thousands of migrant families are moving into majority Black neighborhoods, where schools are struggling to serve kids who are learning English as a new language.

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    That’s according to a new report released as the Denver school board debates a new school closure policy.

    Some districts had lower per-pupil funding at high-needs schools despite an increase in at-risk funding, according to the analysis.

    Replacement plans remain unclear, as Feagins reorganizes schools based on their state letter grade.

    Bills to keep police in some Chicago schools, prevent changes to the city’s selective enrollment schools, and provide stipends for student teachers all failed during the session

    The list of schools that would offer the admissions bump hasn’t been finalized. But the campuses under consideration include Millennium, Beacon, Bard Early College and Eleanor Roosevelt High Schools.

    For families across New York City, tens of millions of dollars in unused food benefits from the final installment of a pandemic-era program have already begun to expire.

    The 2025 IPS Teachers of the Year are Ashley Hogan of Emma Donnan Elementary and Middle School and Linda Thomson of Shortridge High School.

    Appeals court says board’s vote did not violate state law on school closures. What happens next to Urban Prep’s students is unclear.

    Some students questioned the wisdom of testing the city’s remote learning platform during a scheduled day off.

    The state earlier removed a nondiscrimination clause that was at the heart of the lawsuit. The impact of the judge’s ruling is unclear.

    State officials writing new graduation requirements want students pursuing an advanced diploma to have work experience.

    One parent, worried about potential safety issues, also said her kids missed more than 30 days of gym because of early voting.

    The state House Education Committee approved a bill that would increase school funding to historically underfunded districts like Philly and reform spending on cyber charter schools.

    ‘Don’t Wait’ follows three young women as they fight for environmental justice, the removal of school police, and access to arts education. Each activist takes her own path to achieve change.

    This episode of P.S. Weekly looks at funding drama for an arts program at a New York City school and the importance of swim lessons for water safety.