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I don’t want my students to suffer needlessly, but I also don’t want them to fear discomfort.
When Mrs. D first told me she wanted to meet with my daughter, I was filled with wrongheaded ideas about what a school social worker does.
After a cautious start, our approach to AI technology is evolving.
We’re preparing young people for the past, and students feel the disconnect.
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.
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This year’s offer data shows very little change in racial and economic diversity, particularly for high school, despite seeing the biggest admissions changes.
The experimental school opened to great fanfare in 2019, but the pandemic and leadership turmoil have clouded its brief history.
Superintendent Alex Marrero had asked the board to make a decision before he finalizes a new school safety plan.
Greg Cazzell has worked 8 years as Aurora Public Schools security chief and 22 years on the Glendale police force.
One proposal calls for training community resource officers who would respond only to emergencies and threats. Another would give Superintendent Alex Marrero discretion to station police inside schools.
“Oftentimes, people think about child care deserts as being somewhere else,” one local provider said. “But the truth is that New York has one of the most significant child care supply-and-demand imbalances in the country.”
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Nathan Tuttle says the school discriminated against him as a gay man with a Black child.
Nearly half of NYC’s school districts are mandating their elementary schools use a single reading program come September.
Board hears from critics of district’s decision to bar five activists after May 9 meeting.
Susana Cordova, former Denver superintendent, named sole finalist for Colorado education commissioner
Susana Cordova would replace departing Colorado Education Commissioner Katy Anthes.
En total, los maestros filipinos representarán alrededor de un 7% de los maestros del distrito el año que viene.
A free college class and $1,000 in cash: City Colleges’ Summer Start program gives students a head start
The community college system launched the program amid the pandemic to address “summer melt.”
A boost in early childhood education, more funding for K-12 schools, and a major investment in accessing higher education are in the final version of the 2024 budget that the House passed early Saturday morning. It now heads to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk to be signed.
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Superintendent Alex Marrero previously suggested schools should decide on SROs. Now he wants the school board to set policy.
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Board members approved millions in spending on technology, summer programming, and curriculum. They also denied a charter school application.
Indiana has joined several other states in passing laws that require schools to use curriculum materials that stress phonics when teaching students to read. The state is putting over $100 million behind the effort.
Decrying infighting on the Denver board, Ballenger said he wants ‘to make school board meetings boring again.’
Many Michigan schools are trying different methods to recruit and retain teachers, including increasing compensation and providing development opportunities.
Many schools opted out of a controversial social-emotional assessment. Now NYC is ditching the tool.
Teachers and parents raised concerns about the DESSA, a social-emotional learning tool that schools began using last year.
In March, the Newark Board of Education filed an appeal over the state’s decision to approve North Star Academy’s charter school expansion, one of the largest charter school networks in the city with six elementary, six middle, and two high schools.
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Tens of thousands of children missed early intervention and special education services during the pandemic, leaving preschools and elementary schools to fill in the gaps.
Superintendent Tony Watlington wants new incentives for educators to work at schools that are difficult to staff, a $70 million overhaul to curriculum materials, and more.
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The Illinois governor announced Wednesday that there is a 2024 budget deal with lawmakers. Here’s what it could mean for education.
The district will pay some students to attend an orientation program for freshmen and launch a hotline for families exploring options in June.
With just a month until the school year ends, families are scrambling to find alternate summer programs for their children.
Early state results show some progress for the class, but about three-quarters of students fell short of expectations on the state reading assessment.
State policy that cuts off aid has been in effect for at least a decade, even though there’s little evidence it works.
Illinois legislators pass bill that requires school districts to have a full-day kindergarten bill by 2027 as spring legislative session starts to wind down.
Although asbestos is only considered a health hazard when it starts to flake, several school closures linked to the material this year have caused serious concern among Philadelphia parents and others.
5280 Freedom School’s founder said the inability to open will hurt Black students who are not served well in district schools.
THE CITY and Chalkbeat hosted a session at Brooklyn’s Central Library about how to get appropriate mental health support for kids in NYC public schools.
Families say publicly funded, privately run charter schools in New York are allowed to punish and discriminate against students by calling in emergency services.
Very few Chicago students are graduating from high school with associate degrees. The district wants to change that.
Artificial intelligence could come to Newark public schools. What does that mean for student privacy and safety?
As security surveillance technology evolves in schools, experts say oversight and community discussions of its implementation should grow too.
The decision to start the new school year with steady budgets, however, doesn’t mean schools are completely immune from cuts.
Superintendent Tony Watlington has been promising to release a five-year strategic plan since he took office. Almost one year and a $450,000 consulting contract later, that plan is set to go to a vote May 25, but the public knows next to nothing about it.