How schools seek to overcome pandemic-related mental health challenges and the broad impact of long-standing inequities.

School counselors say they see a spike in anxiety and depression, but there’s hope in less stigma in schools around seeking help.
Several big school districts had fewer psychologists or counselors this fall than they did before the pandemic.
Amid leadership turnover and controversy, Memphis-Shelby County Schools board Chair Althea Greene wants to keep the focus on students.
Leaders High School’s annual camping trip serves as a bonding experience and a chance for teens to get a taste of independence, especially after the past few years.
Researchers say remote learning may be just a “small piece” of what affected students’ academic performance during the pandemic.
A new $10 million initiative will study 31 different in-person and virtual tutoring efforts. The goal is to help schools better invest their time and money.
The Illinois Tutoring Initiative is expanding to more districts this fall as the state focuses on helping students recover from COVID-19 pandemic. However, funding for the program is set to expire in 2024.
More than 80% of LGBTQ students say they faced harassment or assault.
More schools are beefing up attendance tracking, but many lack the details that would tell them what last year’s absences truly mean.
Grant program helps students create safe spaces and activities that keep them connected
Career academies, community hubs, incubators for democracy: Chicago Public Schools eyes new models for small South and West Side high schools.
The University of Chicago compared COVID-era grades to those before the pandemic. High schoolers fared better than elementary school students.
Far fewer schools are providing students with home internet assistance this year compared with earlier in the pandemic, according to new federal data.
Chalkbeat asked readers to nominate real-life versions of “Mrs. Howard” from Abbott Elementary.
Even as New York City required students to return to in-person instruction last school year, hundreds of thousands of children missed large stretches of instruction, new figures show.
A growing movement is working to reduce gun violence where students most often experience it.
The report’s author suggests a long-term funding solution is needed as federal COVID relief funds offer only a short-term remedy.
Beyond the typical joy and nerves among families and educators, there was a more somber reality: a majority of the city’s schools were starting the year with budget cuts.
What’s happening with the budget? How will schools address mental health? What impact will COVID have this year?
Following two shootings last fall, Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy was flooded with crisis counselors but that soon faded — leaving some calling for long-term support to heal from the trauma.
Students who are Black or from low-income families scored much lower than peers on third-grade test
Chalkbeat wants to hear from students, parents, and educators: What are you looking forward to this school year? What are your hopes? Concerns?
Nine-year-olds across the country saw historic drops in math and reading scores on a key national test.
Newark will introduce a new student identification system and hire more security guards as the state digital mapping initiative gets underway.
Chronic absenteeism, enrollment losses, facility upgrades, and a school board election are among key issues Chalkbeat Detroit will be prioritizing this school year
Our Chalkbeat Detroit team includes a soccer player, a record collector, a Ms. Pac Man aficionado, a sewing enthusiast, and an election worker
Research suggests money matters for schools. But experts aren’t sure how to explain test scores in the country’s highest spending state.
Despite facing familiar challenges — declining enrollment, academic gaps — Denver’s Castro Elementary posted high growth scores on state tests.
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