Amid efforts to tackle challenges students face, one administrator says her message remains: ‘You’ve got to come to school.’
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I have no formal training, but I’m an expert in my child.
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My experiences led me to fight for change for Tennessee teachers.
Miss Anne Marie, a teacher with NYC’s Hospital Schools, taught elementary school from the pediatric cancer ward.
Many lessons focus on what unfolded on that terrible Tuesday without examining the devastation that followed.
Back-to-school season is an exciting, exhausting, and anxious time, even for veteran teachers like me
The question for all but the strongest, most charismatic teaching personalities: How do you want to come across to your new students?
We are lucky to work in an environment where there is such a clear beginning, middle, and end of every year of work.
We’ve failed to show many educators of color that teaching and education leadership are viable career paths.
I wasn’t prepared for the anti-Asian racism I experienced this summer.
It took a few days, but the girls who are staying at a local police station with their families are now officially enrolled in Chicago Public Schools.
A new study lays bare the realities of gun violence in Chicago.
Chalkbeat’s 2023-24 paid essay writing program is open to high school juniors and seniors in NYC and Newark.
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The report, conducted by CREED Strategies, reveals the cultural problems at the Newark School of Global Studies after incidents of racial harassment surfaced last fall.
The city’s notoriously complex high school admissions process can be daunting and stressful for families. See what advice experts offer as applications are set to open next week.
The updated guidance comes just days before the city’s notoriously complex high school admissions process kicks off on Oct. 3.
Students as a whole met goals in math but not in reading. But the district mostly missed goals in both subjects for Black and Latinx students.
Message to parents: ‘You don’t have to come back and keep asking.’
The report cites key health indicators for parents and children, as well as policy changes. But the state still lags the national average in some areas.
Vote signals continued trust in Greene as the district proceeds with revamped superintendent search.
The recommendations, unveiled at a public hearing Tuesday night, are in the early stages and haven’t been adopted by the Education Department.
A new lawsuit against NYC’s health and education departments raises the question: Who’s responsible when the city fails to provide Early Intervention services?
The New Jersey Department of Education gave Philip’s Academy Charter School an award for diversifying its teacher workforce. Historically, Newark schools have struggled to hire teachers who reflect the makeup of their student population.
The Daniels Fund calls the effort the Education Big Bet.
The district said it will begin to mail out checks of up to $500 this week. Parents can pick up checks from their child’s school.
The Nov. 7 election is set to occur as gun violence around schools has heightened safety concerns in Denver Public Schools.
The state’s new accountability system will highlight graduation rates, state test scores, and chronic absenteeism, among other data points.
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Chicago Public Schools says students in kindergarten to second grade made progress in reading during 2022-23 school year
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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.
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After canceling school board elections the last two cycles, the district has its first contested race in six years.
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