First-person education stories

Despite a rough rollout, nearly the same number of Indiana high school seniors filled out the FAFSA in 2024 as 2023. But there’s still time to fill it out.

The pages break down how much money each school received per student, and allows you to compare it to the citywide average of roughly $21,112 per student.

Many high school students struggled in the aftermath of COVID. This graduating senior found a talent for wrestling, teaching, and connecting with the classmates who wanted to give up.

Muchos estudiantes de high school atravesaron dificultades a consecuencia del COVID. Esta estudiante de último curso descubrió su don para la lucha, enseñar y para conectarse con los compañeros de clase que querían darse por vencidos.

The policy shift comes after some Manhattan parents lobbied Chancellor David Banks to impose geographic admissions preferences at high-demand local high schools.

Air conditioning, high school theater upgrades, and a new school in far northeast Denver are among the projects being recommended.

Gov. Phil Murphy tasked New Jersey leaders to lead in AI-powered initiatives. New state guidance aims to help school districts pioneer the technology.

Just 4.5% of offers at specialized high schols went to Black students and 7.6% to Latino students, a slight uptick from last year. About two-thirds of the city’s students are Black or Latino.

Teachers report managing student behavior and low pay are major sources of stress. But they aren’t more likely than other workers to want to leave their jobs.

A new analysis by The Trace finds that an average of 57 shootings a day occur near U.S. school buildings. These shootings can traumatize students and hinder academic growth.

With 58% of campers receiving tuition assistance, university staff hope to continue need-based funding after their grant ends.

The Colorado university has opened up FAFSA services for any student or family with college plans, regardless of where they want to go to college.

The bill bans schools from putting students in classrooms that are 88 degrees or hotter. The impact in NYC could be limited since schools have air conditioning.

Lina Zapta is an educator at North Star Academy’s Washington Park High School, where the English learner turned Spanish teacher works to make her classroom ‘a space of trust and comfort.’

Around 45,000 Indiana students across the state learned with AI tutors last year as part of a state grant to reduce teacher workloads while improving student learning.

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    Los estudiantes que califican para obtener comidas escolares subsidiadas, un indicador de pobreza, también tienen mayor probabilidad de asistir a escuelas con menos estudiantes inscritos.

    From Indy’s west side to the east, here’s how to find the free meals closest to you. Meals are also available to students across the state this summer.

    “We recognize coming to college is an investment,” said Wayne State University President Kimberly Andrews Espy of efforts to help students afford college.

    The state school board association would help districts obtain electric school buses under a proposed bill that recently advanced out of committee.

    The policy says the superintendent should recommend schools identified for closure or consolidation by October, and the board should vote “no later than November.”

    The new matrix comes more than a year after a shooting inside East High School and following state findings that DPS disproportionately suspends Black students with disabilities.

    The district posted its opening proposals online and the union shared its contract ideas with members. Both sides want at least a four-year agreement.

    Fewer high school students are vaping and drinking alcohol, but marijuana use has held steady.

    About a third of CPS elementary students are meeting state standards in reading, while about one-fifth meet them in math.

    Superintendent Nikolai Vitti says it is now a matter of agreeing on “the details, not the big issues.”

    The interactive site’s disappearing act represents another headache for the districts’ years-long quest to create a plan to repair facilities.

    46% proficiency rate is the highest since the state raised its academic standards in 2010.

    Los estudiantes que pasaron su primer año de estudios a distancia se gradúan esta primavera. Esto es lo que un estudiante de Detroit aprendió sobre la pandemia.

    What to know about the upcoming school board elections and how to get involved. Plus, a refresher on what school board members do.

    Both schools will now work with nonprofit TNTP on improving instruction.

    Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti hopes to sustain long-term funding for literacy programs supported by the settlement money.

    The foundation is launching a new grant program aimed at providing city schools with more resources to develop, support, and increase achievement outcomes for Newark’s students with disabilities and multilingual learners.

    Some school leaders are hoping the money can subsidize vape sensors to install in schools and additional substance abuse counselors.