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August 8, 2019
I was the nurse for five Chicago schools last year. The district desperately needs more of us.
As a CPS nurse, I know firsthand that Chicago needs a nurse in every school, every day.
August 6, 2019
Colorado ranks low nationwide in providing summer meals to kids who need free lunch at school, report finds
Fewer than one out of every 10 Colorado children who rely on subsidized lunches during the school year have access to free summer lunch.
August 5, 2019
Council speaker offers broad proposals to combat hunger among NYC children — and their parents
A new report from the speaker’s office outlines policy proposals to combat food insecurity in the city by expanding nutrition programs in schools and other agencies.
August 5, 2019
‘These outbreaks are a monster to control:’ Amid measles worries, here’s what parents need to know about Colorado’s vaccination rules
There have been a record number of measles cases across the country this year, and health experts fear there could be an outbreak in Colorado.
Updated August 5, 2019
More than twice as many Denver students were handcuffed than district originally reported
Nearly half of the students were black.
career and technical education
August 2, 2019
Front Range Community College’s new building will expand opportunities for technical job training
A technical training program housed in a state-of-the-art building unveiled Thursday will enable students at Front Range Community College to pursue in-demand specialties
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August 2, 2019
Indiana schools still struggle to report bullying. Here’s why it’s so hard to capture.
When surveyed by the state, most districts reported that officials struggled over how to report behavior that didn’t clearly fall under the definition of bullying.
August 1, 2019
From murals to museums, how one South Side principal is reimagining summer school
Chicago Public Schools is honing in on how to bolster leaders like Principal Elizabeth Meyers at Randolph Elementary by giving them leadership training and autonomy.
Updated August 2, 2019
To recruit teachers, Indianapolis built an Educators’ Village. But was it enough of an incentive?
One year since its first houses went on the market, seven out of 15 homes in the Educators' Village were sold to teachers. Are there enough incentives to attract more?
July 31, 2019
Scenes from Chicago Public Schools’ first back-to-school bash full of free stuff
More than 700 families celebrated the start of school Tuesday afternoon with free food, games, music, backpacks full of school supplies, and even immunizations.
July 30, 2019
This Colorado preschool’s new gym could be a model for serving students with special needs
Bal Swan Children's Center's new gym is on the cusp of a growing trend for more inclusive physical education.
July 26, 2019
NYC families rely on libraries to combat summer learning loss after months of city budget uncertainty
Libraries become especially crucial in the summertime for families who want to keep their children engaged, but lack the resources for traditional camps.
Safety in schools
July 25, 2019
Do metal detectors keep schools safe? Chicago school board wades into debate.
On Wednesday, the school board approved $2.4 million to replace safety equipment, even as they discussed whether the hulking metal devices actually keep students safe.
July 25, 2019
Amid tense contract negotiations, Chicago board extends union-backed community schools for a year
Chicago's school board on Wednesday approved a $10 million extension of the union-backed program for an additional year.
July 24, 2019
NYC ditched its school turnaround program months ago. Principals are still wondering what comes next.
Interviews with principals across the city suggest schools lack precise details about what type of support they will receive, creating uncertainty for the coming school.
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