First-person education stories

El índice de solicitudes completas de FAFSA ha disminuido y las ofertas de ayuda financiera están en un limbo. Los orientadores universitarios quieren que las familias sepan que no están solas.

Un grupo influyente conservador ha elaborado una estrategia para desafiar una decisión histórica del Tribunal Supremo que protege el derecho de los niños indocumentados a asistir a la escuela pública.

Shortly after going live, a new program to pay student teachers received thousands of applications. The state only allocated enough funding for some 700 people.

Deputy Chancellor Dan Weisberg made the comments after a Brooklyn superintendent suggested his district, which includes affluent neighborhoods, would have flexibility with the curriculum mandate.

More than a dozen local organizations that help administer Colorado’s tuition-free preschool program signed a letter to Gov. Jared Polis protesting potential funding cuts.

The city school system, like districts across the country, has dealt with a surge in tensions following Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack on Israel, and Israel’s subsequent bombardment of the Gaza strip.

There are three full-term seats up for grabs and one seat with a one-year unexpired term.

Across party lines, teachers want students to have more mental health support. Republican teachers were more likely to support armed police officers in school — and arming teachers.

Parker’s plan includes assigning more police to school beats, more closely monitoring shooting threats on social media, and more.

Philadelphia schools use senior dues to pay for graduation expenses, class gifts, luncheons, and more. Tell us how much your school is charging and what the dues cover.

David Carrilllo took only a week to adjust after getting released from a Colorado prison. Now, he’s teaching students again.

10 candidates are competing for seats on the Newark Board of Education in this year’s election taking place April 16.

Heather Martin cofounded a nonprofit to support survivors of mass tragedy.

Secretary of Education Katie Jenner said the goal is to identify which children need additional support in their early years.

The school had a rocky history in Indianapolis Public Schools but can now take advantage of the growing number of students who are eligible for vouchers.

The literacy overhaul has enjoyed support from many advocates and experts. But will the momentum last as NYC expands its reading instruction shift?

Charter networks, both inside and outside the state, are tracking the legislation.

This episode of P.S. Weekly focuses on New York City’s complex special education system and challenges students face getting accommodations like extra time on exams.

‘People were damn mad,’ said one spectator who was asked to leave the chamber.

One state lawmaker said the report would be “invaluable” in deliberations over whether and how to extend mayoral control.

The plan would provide relief to five different types of borrowers but won’t be put into action for some time.

The Heritage Foundation is urging states to charge undocumented students tuition to attend public school in an effort to provoke a challenge to the Supreme Court’s landmark Plyler v. Doe ruling.

Families will be required to opt in to transportation next school year. The changes come as the district continues its Rebuilding Stronger overhaul.

Nikki Snyder, the board member who introduced the measures, stormed out of the meeting in frustration after her colleagues rejected them.

Vick is set to start a three-year term as president of the organization of nearly 40,000 educators in July.

Chalkbeat is collaborating with newsrooms across Colorado on a survey asking voters which issues matter to them.

This year, Newark Public Schools extended summer school program hours until 6 p.m. for students in elementary, middle, and high school.

The Colorado State Board of Education will hear the recommendations at a hearing in May.

Colorado’s budget bill finally puts an end to the budget stabilization factor. It also includes more for K-12 and higher education.

Completing the FAFSA is supposed to open doors to higher education. But error messages and delays could close off opportunities, counselors fear.