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Use Chalkbeat Colorado’s bill tracker to follow education legislation in the 2023 Colorado General Assembly.
Read about inspiring educators in Chicago, Colorado, New York City, Philadelphia, and elsewhere.
Our reporters and contributing photographers told the story of education in America amid a pandemic, increased legislation on curriculum, and emotional trauma from gun violence.
It’s been a tumultuous and uncertain year for public schools in Chicago and Illinois. But there have also been moments of joy and resilience. Chalkbeat Chicago reporters documented it all. Here are a dozen of the top stories of 2022.
These stories will take you inside the world of an exhausted social worker, a student working to come out of her shell, and a mother trying to help her son catch up.
The guide also includes a teacher’s perspective on helping students successfully go from home to school environments after COVID’s disruptions.
Philadelphia’s NAEP scores have long been below national averages and remained so in 2022.
As the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, Chalkbeat wants to hear from you about the lasting impact on your school community.
Respect and support. Better pay. More flexibility with how to teach. Student loan forgiveness. Here’s why some teachers aren’t coming back to school this year.
A ‘number cruncher’ who isn’t expected to seek the job on a permanent basis
How members of Chalkbeat’s school communities will remember this rebuilding year.
What adult role models can do for kids, how communities can support survivors, and other resources.
Colorado is a highly educated state, yet there are large gaps in degree attainment. Here’s a reading list on the efforts to improve college access.
We’re introducing you to eight exceptional educators. Hear what motivates them — and about the self-care rituals that help ground them.
Here is everything you need to know about how critical race theory has shaped the Tennessee curriculum debate up to this point — and what may be on the horizon.
During a Chalkbeat Philadelphia and Resolve Philly event, students, experts, and educators will weigh in on mental health resources. Here’s our reading guide.
Students, experts, and educators will discuss their ideas on how CRT debates and proposed book bans are affecting schools. Here’s our reading list.
Our newsroom has worked with several dedicated photographers to document these times. These journalists have given us a bird’s eye view of what we otherwise couldn’t see — the lived experiences of school communities that we cover.
Here’s up-to-date information for parents and students on COVID safety protocols in Chicago’s public schools.
Our education bill tracker follows 2022 Colorado education bills from introduction to the governor’s desk. Follow preschool, K-12, and postsecondary legislation here.
Sunday’s announcement comes amid skyrocketing COVID cases and hospitalizations. Nearly 30,000 residents were diagnosed over the past two weeks, and the city is seeing an average of 3,108 cases a day, according to the health department.
Some schools will offer enrichment activities but most will be closed as a labor dispute stretches on.
From chronic absenteeism to COVID safety: Here’s what is topping our coverage list this year and how you can help
Educators have found themselves in the role of legal analyst, discussion leader, and counselor.
We want to know how this news is affecting your students and classroom discussions.
Supply chain interruptions and staffing issues have forced some schools to pare down their lunch menus. We want to know what’s happening here.
Parents have been active on social media expressing interest in the virtual academy. Deadline for families to sign up is Friday.
If the Brooklyn borough president prevails, he would control the nation’s largest school system starting Jan. 1, 2022.