Active-Shooter Drills Are Tragically Misguided

There’s scant evidence that they’re effective. They can, however, be psychologically damaging—and they reflect a dismaying view of childhood.

I Used to Preach the Gospel of Education Reform. Then I Became the Mayor.

COMMENTARY | Policy makers need to question their assumptions about what makes a good school.

Wary of Teacher Walkouts, States Aim to Boost School Spending

Lots of new governors campaigned on raising teacher pay and boost education spending. Will state legislatures act on these pledges to come up with more school funding?

Parkland Is Embracing Student Surveillance

A new report—and some parents—calls for police to gain broader-than-ever access to students’ data.

L.A.’s Teachers Got What They Wanted—For Their Students

The strike showcased unions' strategy of advocating not just for their members but also for better resources for schools.

America’s Teachers Are Launching a Rebellion

From West Virginia to Oklahoma to Los Angeles, educators are ushering in a new era of labor activism.

Blame Sacramento

ANALYSIS | In the L.A. teachers’ strike, the state is the real problem.

Community-College Students Succeed at Elite Schools—When They’re Admitted

A new report finds that these students graduate from selective colleges at higher rates than first-time freshmen.

Tens of Thousands of Teachers Strike in L.A. as Negotiations Stall

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A handful of new governors are sworn in … N.Y.C. pursues illegal hotels in new lawsuit … and FBI raids Scranton City Hall, mayor’s house.

When School Choice Means School’s Choice

Parents of students who are “harder to educate” may have a hard time getting schools to reply to their emails about how to apply.

Trump’s School-Safety Commission’s Strange Focus on Discipline

The administration wants to keep schools safe by ditching rules meant to prevent racial bias in school discipline.

Parents Are Biased Against Even Quality ‘Urban’ Schools

Many of these schools are improving, but the persistent stigma against them contributes to segregation.

Some School Districts Look to Custodians and Teachers to Fill Bus Driver Shortage

An ongoing hiring challenge has brought about unconventional solutions to meet immediate needs.

Poorer High Schools Offer Less College Prep, Report Finds

Analysis from the federal government found that high-poverty schools were less likely to offer classes that adequately prepare students for college.

As Students Head to Campus, Colleges Fear International Student Decline

Regional colleges and universities may be harder hit financially by an enrollment decline, because they don’t have other sources of revenue—such as multibillion-dollar endowments—to cushion the blow.

Some Wisconsin Schools Installing Gunshot Detection Systems

The systems were financed through a state grant program established after a February school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

How N.Y.C. Is Forging Strategic Partnerships to Address Its Affordability Crisis

The city is already expanding access to computer science education and mental health treatment.

29 Local Governments Selected for Childhood Development Partnership

Communities selected for StriveTogether have demonstrated a commitment to ensuring kids have a strong start in life.

Kentucky Governor Cites ‘Thug Mentality’ in Teacher Pension Fight

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Major storm systems disrupt California and Northeast; Austin’s busy 9-1-1 call center; St. Paul mayor’s inaugural ball funding gap; Vermont’s ‘regressive’ DMV compliance; and Indiana’s new IoT hub.