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Just 4.5% of offers at specialized high schols went to Black students and 7.6% to Latino students, a slight uptick from last year. About two-thirds of the city’s students are Black or Latino.

The bill bans schools from putting students in classrooms that are 88 degrees or hotter. The impact in NYC could be limited since schools have air conditioning.

The parent leaders were involved in high-profile controversies surrounding transgender students and the Israel-Hamas war.

The new matrix comes more than a year after a shooting inside East High School and following state findings that DPS disproportionately suspends Black students with disabilities.

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.

Fewer high school students are vaping and drinking alcohol, but marijuana use has held steady.

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.”

46% proficiency rate is the highest since the state raised its academic standards in 2010.

What to know about the upcoming school board elections and how to get involved. Plus, a refresher on what school board members do.

Both schools will now work with nonprofit TNTP on improving instruction.

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.

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    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.

    The legislation would dramatically overhaul how Pennsylvania funds schools following a 2023 court ruling that declared the state’s education funding system unconstitutional.

    The proposed actions follow a set of recommendations by the Blue Ribbon Commission and include ending a requirement that students pass state Regents exams to earn a diploma.

    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.