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July 5, 2018
Jeffco takes collaborative approach as it considers later school start times
The group crafting recommendations, which is still open to new members, is seeking public input.
Battle of the Bands
June 29, 2018
How one group unites, provides opportunities for Memphis-area musicians
A drumline’s cadence filled the corners of Fairley High School’s band room, where 260 band members from across Memphis wrapped up their final…
Business of education
June 29, 2018
Memphis school leaders pledge ‘a new day’ in contracting with diverse business owners
The plan comes about seven months after a study commissioned by the school board highlighted wide disparities for businesses owned by white women and people of color.
June 28, 2018
Lead hurts kids, including their ability to learn. But new research shows cities can help.
Being exposed to lead can substantially harm children, pushing test scores down and suspension rates up. A new study says there’s a lot that can be done about it
June 25, 2018
Colorado releases new childhood immunization data: See how your school measures up
Colorado recently released the second version of its school-by-school immunization database.
June 22, 2018
When Denver stopped lunch-shaming, debt from unpaid meals skyrocketed
After the Denver school district outlawed lunch-shaming last fall, debt from unpaid lunches ballooned.
June 18, 2018
More bullying reported at New York City schools, study shows
More New York City students say there is bullying in their schools, a report released Monday showed. The findings also revealed that…
June 15, 2018
What would these students tell newly trained teachers? ‘Be woke’
Respect for others, being resourceful, and confronting biases are among the lessons four high-school-age students wanted to convey during a panel discussion for…
Updated September 11, 2018
Five Chicago student activists on why they will be in your face this summer
Trevon Bosley’s brother was murdered while attending band rehearsal at church. Shot from the street while helping a friend with drums in 2006,…
How I Help
May 31, 2018
When she couldn’t reach a student’s parents, this Colorado counselor discovered the growing role of grandparents
In our “How I Help” series, we feature school counselors, social workers, and psychologists across Colorado who have been recognized for their work. You can…
May 30, 2018
The ‘shadow education system’: How wealthier students benefit from art, music, and theater over the summer while poor kids miss out
More affluent kids are about twice as likely to visit a museum, art gallery, or historical site, compared with peers from low-income families.
feeling the heat
May 28, 2018
Higher temperatures equal lower test scores — study confirms that students learn less in overheated classrooms
A warm classroom is not conducive to learning, as any student trying to pay attention to a teacher’s lecture on a hot day can attest. There’s research to back that up.
May 25, 2018
Adams 14 proposing expanding mindfulness and other programs for student well-being
The mindfulness program and a Random Acts of Kindness curriculum is already being used at a few schools.
Police in schools
May 18, 2018
The Denver school district is exploring the idea of creating its own police officers
This is not yet a formal proposal, but the idea is already generating pushback.
May 11, 2018
A new guide aims to help Colorado school districts offer mental health support to students
A Colorado nonprofit group released a new tool kit to help teachers, parents, and administrators infuse mental health support into schools.
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