Education

As Hate Incidents Rise, States Require Teaching the Holocaust

How does hate today relate to the Holocaust? Students in many states can learn.

Many College Students Are Too Poor to Eat

But no one can agree on just how many. Now lawmakers are introducing a bill to change that.

The Education Deserts of Rural America

The college-completion gap between rural and urban residents is widening.

'Pay to Play:' State Legislature Considers Compensation for College Athletes

Under proposed legislation in California, college athletes could be paid for the use of their names, images or likenesses.

Requiring High Schools to Name Valedictorians

After three Ohio schools did away with selecting valedictorians and salutatorians, a state legislator introduced a bill to mandate high schools continue the tradition.

Years Later, the Recession’s Sting is Still Tough to Shake for Many States

New research takes a look at the lingering mark the downturn left on state budgets.

A Statewide Safety System for Students

Middle and high-school students in North Carolina can anonymously report safety tips by app in the coming school year as part of a partnership between the state and nonprofit Sandy Hook Promise.

States Should Unlock Student Financial Aid for People in Prison

COMMENTARY | Many states still prohibit people from receiving state financial aid for college in prison. They could change that.

States Use Different Strategies to Teach Students Who Need to Learn English

The percentage of students who are classified as English learners, or ELs, is growing. Here’s how some states are adjusting to this education challenge.

Want Better Education in Rural America? Start with Broadband

In all 50 states, urban access to broadband outpaces rural access, and in all but three states, urban areas surpass rural ones in educational attainment.

At the Border, Local Governments Scramble to House Migrants

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Pennsylvania considers a gift-ban for lawmakers … Georgia passes law to identify children with dyslexia … Massachusetts enforces ban the box legislation.

Teachers Earn Less Than Their Private-Sector Counterparts, Research Shows

Teachers have a 21.4 percent "wage penalty" compared to college graduates with similar education and experience, according to new research from the Economic Policy Institute.

Why a County Eliminated Degree Requirements for 82 Types of Jobs

The change will affect the hiring criteria for jobs ranging from budget analysts to parks managers.

The Other Kind of School Segregation

COMMENTARY | The public focuses its attention on divides between schools, while tracking has created separate and unequal education systems within single schools.

How to Inspire Girls to Become Carpenters and Electricians

Male-dominated trades like construction, plumbing, and welding can offer job security and decent pay. A camp aims to show girls these careers are for them, too.

Michigan Business Groups Give Support to Tuition-Free Programs

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | No radar can be used to catch speeders on some San Diego streets ... Could NYC transit chief leave? ... Vermont governor likely to embrace Columbus Day change.

The National Teacher Shortage is Worse Than Previously Thought, Researchers Say

The deficit is particularly bad in high-poverty districts, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

Most States Not Spending Enough on Neediest School Districts

New research found that most states do not allocate resources according to which school districts need it most.

How a School District Did Away with Snow Days

In Anderson, South Carolina, school officials traded inclement weather closures for remote learning.