Education

Why Rhode Island’s Governor Is Taking Over Providence’s Public Schools

The city’s schools have been failing for decades. The state believes it can fix them by stepping in.

As the Strike Approached in Chicago, Teachers Taught Labor

“I asked the kids, ‘Do you want to know what we’re fighting about?’” said one teacher. They did.

The States Where Public University Tuition Rates Rose the Most After Big Budget Cuts

Tuition rates at four-year public colleges climbed 37% over the last decade as states have slashed education funding.

A Teenager Needed a Tampon. When Her School Didn't Have One, She Called Her Legislator

A Pennsylvania teen teamed up with a state representative to write legislation that would require schools to provide free pads and tampons for students.

An Attempt to Resegregate Little Rock, of All Places

A battle over local control in a city that was the face of integration shows the extent of the new segregation problem in the U.S.

The Legislative Push to Bring Back Cursive

Lawmakers in Wisconsin are seeking to mandate cursive handwriting education in schools—part of a growing state trend.

No More Tater Tots? California Schools Put Healthier Lunches To The Test

K-12 schools across California are rethinking and reformulating student meals.

Your Neighbor’s Christian Education, Courtesy of Your Tax Dollars

The Supreme Court is set to hear one of the most notable “Church and state” cases in years.

Legislators Aim to Curb Anti-Semitism by Requiring Classes on the Holocaust

A proposed bill would make Massachusetts the 13th state to mandate students learn about the Holocaust as part of public school curriculum.

College Towns Ranked Among Best Locations for Retired Life

Seniors may benefit from low cost of living in college towns as well as the cultural amenities and healthcare options related to universities, according to a new report.

Tackling the Teacher-Student Diversity Gap in K-12 Schools

A partnership between a university and three community colleges in California aims to create more bilingual teachers while also diversifying the state's teacher pool.

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Vegan School Lunches Expand Despite Opposition From Meat Industry

Schools across the country are getting into the vegan food trend.

Arrests of 6-Year-Olds Show the Perils of Putting Police in Elementary Schools

COMMENTARY | About one-third of America's elementary schools have a school police officer on hand. Do these officers make schools safer, or are they turning primary schools into mini police precincts?

Allowing Medical Marijuana in Schools

California could become the tenth state to allow K-12 students with valid prescriptions to take medical marijuana at school.

How One School Is Tackling the Youth Vaping Epidemic

Twice as many high school seniors vaped last year than the year before.

High School Students are Less Likely to Attempt Suicide if They Trust Adults, Study Says

New research about rural high school students found that suicide prevention should involve fostering strong connections to adult staff members.

What Happened After a School District Began Feeding Students Breakfast in Classrooms

Springfield Public Schools offer free breakfast to all students in their classrooms, helping boost attendance and graduation rates while decreasing hunger across the Massachusetts school district.

Some States Move to Curtail Suspension and Expulsion of Students

California and Texas have both made strides to keep young students—and particularly students of color—in the classroom.

Teaching Consent as Part of Sex Ed

Sex ed classes in Illinois schools must include a lesson on consent under a state law that goes into effect in January.

Inside One School District's Virtual Classroom

In West Virginia, state law allows K-12 schools to offer virtual curriculum while maintaining their levels of per-pupil funding.