Sarah Darville is Chalkbeat’s Managing Editor for National. She was previously the Bureau Chief for Chalkbeat New York and a Google Journalism Fellow.
Most schools are open, but some are facing crippling shortages.
Once approved, the shots will be distributed to school-based clinics, pediatricians’ offices, and other sites.
It was concerning but not surprising that students of color have opted into in-person learning at lower rates, the education secretary said Friday.
The budget plan includes more money for students with disabilities and student mental health.
They sent early SOS signals about COVID and schools. Here’s what life looks like for them, one year in.
Parents and educators sent emails to federal officials early on that foreshadowed what would become the most stubborn challenges for schools during the pandemic.
Cardona emphasized Biden’s proposed $130 billion in new federal aid to schools — which he said could help them both reopen and recover from the pandemic.
Choosing the Connecticut education commissioner, a relative unknown on the national stage, allows Biden to briefly sidestep fraught education debates that have divided his party.
More districts are putting off reopening or closing again, as the country’s failure to contain the coronavirus continues to disrupt the education of millions.
The outcome of the races for president and U.S. Senate will have big implications for a future coronavirus relief package.
Democrats for Education Reform is coordinating a behind-the-scenes push to shape who becomes Joe Biden’s education secretary, according to an email obtained by Chalkbeat.
Here are the issues driving NYC youth to get out the vote.
A new national effort to promote school integration is underway. More than two dozen school districts want in.
It’s a notable show of support for a movement that’s attracted increased attention in recent years, as the country attempts to grapple with its history of racism and segregated schools.
Two-thirds of the $70B would only be accessible to schools if they offer some in-person instruction.
So is leaving them closed. Now what?
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Friday that she will push for legislation offering “microgrants” to individual students and educators adapting to remote learning.
Money for technology, cleaning, summer learning: What the coronavirus stimulus bill means for schools
If the stimulus package becomes law, it will mean billions for school districts, with more money going to states and schools with more low-income students.
The federal education department told school districts this weekend that they should not fully close, or decide against offering online instruction, because of legal concerns about serving students with disabilities.
Thanks to coronavirus, there will be no in-person exams. Instead, tests will last 45 minutes and be able to be taken at home using a computer, tablet, or phone.
Without child care for health care workers, school closures may prove ineffective, new research says
An analysis estimates that 15% of health care providers with children don’t have another family member in their household to provide child care when schools close.
Elizabeth Warren offered another big show of support for teachers unions on Tuesday, appearing with Chicago teachers as their strike extended into a fourth school day.
The College Board says it’s tried to reduce inequity in college admissions. A new book argues it hasn’t
The book catalogs instances where the College Board spun, obscured, or downplayed unfavorable research findings.
Michael Bennet, fighting for traction, releases education plan focused on preschool and partnerships
Former Denver schools chief Michael Bennet hasn’t qualified for the next Democratic presidential debate. But he’s still trying to win supporters with his education bona fides.
Candidates agreed that the next education secretary must be an educator, and Sen. Warren criticized high-stakes testing, despite clashing with unions on the issue previously.
‘Why Busing Failed’ author on Biden remarks: ‘This sense that communities should only desegregate when they locally decide to do so is farcical’
Delmont, author of “Why Busing Failed,” says he was surprised to see school segregation take center stage as Kamala Harris challenged Joe Biden on his anti-busing record.