First-person education stories

Friends of the Children works with kids who have adverse childhood experiences that include experiencing violence, abuse or neglect, having a parent who is addicted to drugs or alcohol or being placed in the foster care system.

Advocates celebrated Wednesday’s news, but warned it does nothing to reverse the massive cuts already coming from previous reductions, along with expiring federal aid.

Los padres sin número de Seguro Social pueden llenar una solicitud de ayuda financiera en papel (conocida como FAFSA) en lugar de usar la versión en línea. Puede ser una buena opción si tienes que hacerlo antes de una fecha límite.

The Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women is one of about 700 schools nationwide participating in a pilot program for the Advanced Placement course this year.

By declining to hear the case, the Supreme Court leaves intact admissions policies that aim to increase diversity at selective high schools. But other legal challenges may be in store.

According to a new report from researchers at Harvard and Stanford, Illinois and Chicago are leaders nationally when it comes to reading growth in the wake of the COVID pandemic.

A bill drafted by Colorado youth would require schools to use transgender students’ preferred names.

The 2021 law that vexed third grade families last year offers fewer promotion pathways this year

In ‘If You See Them,’ author Vicki Sokolik writes about educational barriers these students face, including higher rates of absenteeism and undiagnosed learning disabilities.

The play will show throughout All-Star Weekend, highlighting how one Indianapolis Public Schools basketball team made history as the nation struggled with civil rights.

Counselor Jorge Alaves started “Lindblom Colegio” six years ago after noticing some Latino boys were less likely to apply to college and would sometimes struggle academically and socially.

This Chicago counselor is a former teacher who wanted to help students outside the classroom

Parents whose 3-year-olds have special education plans will still have to fill out the state application.

Calling social media a ‘24/7 digital dystopia,’ Adams joins hundreds of districts and cities across the country seeking compensation and changes.

Colorado’s budget committee has started the process of drafting a bill that would provide up to $24 million statewide for schools that have enrolled more migrant students.

The theme of the March 1 event co-hosted by Chalkbeat Indiana in Indianapolis is: “From Lesson Plan to New Plan.”

Parents and educators were frustrated by the morning’s tech problems, preventing teachers from conducting remote instruction, as promised.

The vote followed a pitch from the school’s principal to keep Wyatt open by enrolling migrant students and subletting some space.

A paper FAFSA may be a good option for students who haven’t been able to complete the online application who have pressing financial aid submission deadlines.

Sen. Lisa Cutter, a co-sponsor of the bill, said she plans to amend the bill so it’s less prescriptive.

The school district has outsourced the management of school janitors and cleaning services since 2014.

Nine applicants met the state’s deadline for proposals to open a charter school in 2025

Mayor Eric Adams announced through social media that New York City schools would go remote on Tuesday. Up to eight inches of snow was expected, he said.

Legislation would establish education on government and good citizenship as early as kindergarten.

Memphis-Shelby County Schools board members chose Marie Feagins, ending the district’s first superintendent search in more than a decade.

The new CEO will start in mid-March and work with Bill Kurtz before he leaves the post, to smooth the transition.

'I haven’t heard anything specific about a special assessment, screener, or anything regarding dyslexia,' said a second grade teacher in Denver.

Indiana AG said officials must show that materials posted to ‘Eyes on Education’ were not and are not used or shared.