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.

Across party lines, teachers want students to have more mental health support. Republican teachers were more likely to support armed police officers in school — and arming teachers.

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

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

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.

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.

Families will be required to opt in to transportation next school year. The changes come as the district continues its Rebuilding Stronger overhaul.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The staffers play a critical role on the front lines of two colliding crises: the exploding number of students living in homeless shelters, and elevated rates of chronic absenteeism in the wake of the pandemic.

For many, the Wednesday placements marked the end of the city’s middle school admissions process.

After a colleague at her school left her job, Missy Testerman worried about who would advocate for immigrant families. So she switched gears in her educational career to fill the gap.

Parents of Lowell Elementary School students are taking an English literacy class at the school to boost their chances of getting a job, going to college, and being able to help their kids with homework.

State officials expect families of more than 300,000 children to benefit from the Summer EBT program.

This episode of P.S. Weekly looks at how a recent national wave of book banning has touched NYC schools. One Queens librarian faced harassment for posting LGBTQ books on social media.

It’s the second time in recent months that schools Chancellor Banks has made the case in Albany for extending mayoral control

Board nominees picked by Cherelle Parker indicated support for her push for year-round school, but the idea faces several challenges.

The Keystone Policy Center offers recommendations for preparing more students for life after high school.