Kalyn Belsha

Kalyn Belsha

Senior National Reporter

Kalyn Belsha is a National Reporter for Chalkbeat based in Chicago. Previously, she covered education for The Chicago Reporter, Catalyst Chicago and the suburban Chicago Tribune. She is a former Spencer Fellow in Education Reporting at Columbia University and has taught journalism at Loyola University Chicago.

Three new national studies find that teachers are self-censoring at high rates, and that students and teachers are more comfortable talking about race in school than LGBTQ issues.

Un problema técnico está causando dificultades para completar el formulario de FAFSA de los estudiantes con padres indocumentados. Ahora hay un par de alternativas—y el arreglo llegará en un par de semanas.

Los padres sin número de Seguro Social pueden llenar una solicitud de ayuda financiera en papel (conocida como FAFSA) en lugar de usar la versión en línea. Puede ser una buena opción si tienes que hacerlo antes de una fecha límite.

Federal officials announced a temporary solution to help students whose parents lack a Social Security number complete the FAFSA. But lawmakers say a permanent fix is needed.

By declining to hear the case, the Supreme Court leaves intact admissions policies that aim to increase diversity at selective high schools. But other legal challenges may be in store.

In ‘If You See Them,’ author Vicki Sokolik writes about educational barriers these students face, including higher rates of absenteeism and undiagnosed learning disabilities.

A paper FAFSA may be a good option for students who haven’t been able to complete the online application who have pressing financial aid submission deadlines.

A national survey of U.S. principals found that restrictions on whether eighth graders can take the gateway math class vary a lot by state.

Some states may kick in extra money, but school districts will likely have to cut other programs or shrink the size of their tutoring programs to make the finances work.

Es posible que decenas de miles de estudiantes de high school con familias inmigrantes no puedan completar sus solicitudes para obtener ayuda financiera mientras esperan que representantes federales solucionen un problema importante.