First-person education stories
We know science-based sex education works. We need to apply a similar strategy to drug abuse prevention.
What if we taught the class thematically rather than chronologically?
My NYC campus is famous for its academics. It’s also an incredibly creative, supportive, and idiosyncratic place.
Turnout for school events has been sparse, but a student concert packed our gym.
Students need a basic financial education well before they are bombarded with credit card offers.
Exposure to the humanities will make me a more open-minded and compassionate physician.
It takes a lot of maturity, Lauren Whidbee writes, but I see a genuine effort from all of my students.
Everyone tells me to be thankful that the shooting at my high school didn’t claim more lives. That’s cold comfort.
Our school-based occupational therapy labs teach job skills that take the whole student into account.
It’s not about making white children ‘feel bad.’ It’s about teaching them how to build a better future.
Here’s why it’s so hard to keep early learning centers afloat — and what we can do about it.
The assessment exhausts and excludes student teachers, Kate Sjostrom writes.
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Superintendent Aleesia Johnson used her speech to invite Indianapolis families to consider the district’s offerings.
Slutzker said he believes it’s important for district decision-makers to listen to teachers. “They’re the experts,” he said.
The chancellor largely stuck to ideas he’s emphasized during his 20 months as chief. Chalkbeat wants to hear your thoughts on what he should prioritize.
Masks are mostly gone and there’s less social awkwardness at school. Now, much of teachers’ energy is spent helping students fill pandemic learning gaps so they can move forward.
Families at a Brooklyn Prospect Charter middle school were notified last week that a surge in new COVID cases had prompted precautionary measures.
Researchers say CTE programs should be multifaceted, offering students opportunities to explore career paths, connections to employers, and paths to a two-year degree.
Preliminary data analyzed by Chalkbeat shows just over 322,000 students were enrolled as of the 20th day of school, when the district takes an official count. The stable number comes after a decade of dramatic annual declines.
The Cherry Creek School District built the new facility in Aurora with $19 million in voter-approved bond funding.
The principal at Francis Lewis High School said one student was responsible for the accounts.
After canceling school board elections the last two cycles, the district has its first contested race in six years.
It’s the second Indianapolis charter school in less than a year that has announced a sudden closure after the school year started.
School-level data from the 2023 Illinois Assessment for Readiness shows many schools have not returned to pre-pandemic levels of students meeting standards in reading and math.
Lawmakers advanced a proposal that would let retirees take public school jobs immediately without giving up their pensions.
Voluntary busing for desegregation, labor peace, standardized curriculum: Clayton left a palpable legacy but, like others, could not significantly move student achievement in one of the nation’s poorest school districts
Schools must replace methods of literacy instruction that use three-cueing within the next year.
Crystal Johnson, an AP English teacher affectionately known as Miss CJ, was recently named a 2023 Educator of Excellence.
Board president Asia Norton publicly announced her resignation in a Facebook post on Monday.
One rule bars students from using their official accounts to send emails outside the school system.
El programa preescolar universal de Colorado ya está aquí. Si el medio día de clases no es suficiente, estos programas podrían ayudar.
The virtual tutoring can vary from school to school, and can be used to fill vacant positions, offer academic interventions, or provide SAT prep.

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A MOU with Indianapolis Public Schools provides groundwork for community involvement at School 43, which has long had a network of community partners eager to help the floundering school.
Outward Bound programs have taken on new weight after a series of difficult years for Philadelphia students and staff.
Líderes en Adams 14 celebraron la decisión de que el distrito no deberá reorganizarse.
Board President Xóchitl “Sochi” Gaytán said the limits are meant to respect the time of board members and Denver Public Schools staff.
Many lessons focus on what unfolded on that terrible Tuesday without examining the devastation that followed.
Studies have shown Newark is one of the hottest cities in the nation. With temperatures soaring into the 90s, parents are raising concerns about inoperable water fountains and no air conditioning systems in schools.
The increases are relatively small, but they’re giving school leaders hope that Philadelphia students can continue to boost their scores in the years to come.
De La Rosa will face incumbent Charmaine Lindsay and opponent Adam Slutzker to represent District 5 on the school board.
Students returned to the city’s nearly 1,600 schools on a sweltering Thursday as a possible bus strike loomed.
Six in 10 U.S. adults are in favor of providing all students with free lunch, a new national poll found. The results come as more states adopt universal school meal programs.
As the number of English language learners grows in the state, Perry Township tries a new diploma track.
About 44 million Americans hold roughly $1.7 trillion in student loan debt. October marks the restart of payments.
Get regular updates about Indianapolis Public Schools board meetings, and text Chalkbeat your questions.
It will be a pivotal school year for schools Chancellor David Banks, as his signature initiative to overhaul literacy instruction starts rolling out.
Aurora voters will select three candidates for the seven-member school board in November’s election.
Despite a modest improvement, chronic absenteeism rates are still significantly higher than before the pandemic.
The shift raises questions about who schools are serving, how they should be resourced, and what the district — and the city — can do as it continues to lose students.
City officials say the teaching workforce is still in a strong position for now, and that both hiring and attrition are trending in better directions than last year.
The inspector general found they fraudulently got federal loans during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
The opening of the three schools means charters’ footprint in the city will continue to grow.
The move by Las Vegas and Tampa area schools follows scrutiny of the company’s practices.
The loss of extra programming — like after-school tutoring, smaller class sizes, additional staff — could make learning loss recovery even more challenging.
Detroit Public Schools Community District focused on one-time items that would help students get back in the classroom, and address infrastructure needs.
Dennis claims DPS fired him in retaliation for speaking to the media about safety concerns and then publicly disparaged him.
‘When students who have untreated behavioral health issues do not receive support and intervention, they find other ways of dealing with those feelings,’ said Alycia Meriweather, deputy superintendent for the Detroit school district.
Colorado student parents say they’re short on time and often find campuses don’t support their needs, especially at four-year universities.
As Newark students return to class, officials are hoping summer initiatives such as high-dosage tutoring aimed at helping those who have fallen behind will improve student performance this school year.
This suggests that critiques of American education are making inroads with the public, but don’t appear to reflect most parents’ own experiences.