First-person education stories
In our schools, many families speak Mixteco. So we decided to translate children’s books into the Indigenous language.
Our California school district has a large population of Mexican families for whom neither Spanish nor English is their first language.
I have no formal training, but I’m an expert in my child.
An English teacher and a school librarian in NYC launched an effort that is helping teens increase their reading stamina.
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.
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DPS had previously refused to release the agreement, which says the district will pay Anderson $3,500 in exchange for agreeing not to sue over a 2021 investigation.
Tess Stovall’s recommendations will be a key factor in whether the state votes to overrule locally elected school boards.
An education department spokesperson said the agency communicated through a press conference and social media. But no one communicated directly to principals.
The latest teachers union endorsement helps define the race, which has been in flux due in part to candidates dropping out or jumping in later than usual.
CU Boulder’s free college program now applies to students who are specifically within its engineering program
Denver gives newly arrived migrant families 30 days of free housing. When time is up, some families struggle to find somewhere else to go.
Before the rule change, some preschool providers said they had to turn away families who hadn’t filled out the state’s online application.
Ballenger’s exit leaves three candidates vying for an at-large seat representing the entire city.
Philadelphia school climate and cafeteria workers avert strike in tentative deal that includes pay hikes
Union leaders say they reached the agreement with the district just 48 hours before the current contract was set to expire.
The district is seeking a total of $14.4 billion for updates ranging from new roofs and windows to special classrooms.
Es la primera vez en seis años que el distrito de Westminster tendrá elecciones competitivas.
Anderson says he is entitled to reimbursement for legal expenses related to a 2021 investigation. The district won’t release the terms of the agreement.
Voters approved a similar ballot measure allowing the state to keep excess marijuana tax in 2015.
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.
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The updated guidance comes just days before the city’s notoriously complex high school admissions process kicks off on Oct. 3.
Amid efforts to tackle challenges students face, one administrator says her message remains: ‘You’ve got to come to school.’
Chicago schools shifted their approach to safety and discipline. Researchers, officials, and activists say it’s working.
New research from the University of Chicago Education Lab found a drop in student suspensions and arrests at schools with restorative justice practices. Officials and activists say ongoing partnership to create safer schools could be a national model.
Jeffco, Colorado’s second largest school districts, faces declining enrollment, budget challenges, and persistent academic gaps.
The announcement comes amid a statewide push to alert high school students to higher education opportunities.
Members of an oversight panel have concerns about the effectiveness of ad campaigns as a public school enrollment strategy.
Last school year, 199 Philadelphia students were victims of gun violence, and 33 died.
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.
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Message to parents: ‘You don’t have to come back and keep asking.’
Denver school district hired two tutoring companies and pledged to pay them based on results. Did it work?
Not all students met all benchmarks, though one tutoring company was more successful than the other.
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.
Chicago Public Schools says students in kindergarten to second grade made progress in reading during 2022-23 school year
Officials said about 40% of kindergarten through second grade students were at or above grade level by May, up from 9% in September. They declined to share school-level data or any information about how students fared on early math assessments
Officials are considering opening more so-called specialty schools meant to help students with more challenging disabilities transition into the real world.
Most federal money supports low-income students, English language learners, students with disabilities.