In several states, retired teachers and other state workers haven’t gotten a cost-of-living adjustment to their pension checks in years. And with the cost of health care continuing to rise, retirees say they’re reaching a breaking point.
By Madeline Will, Education Week
Fewer than 40 percent of fourth and eighth grade students nationwide are proficient readers. Now, led by parents of children with dyslexia, a learning disability that makes reading and spelling difficult, some states are trying to change how reading is…
By Lisa Stark, Education Week
Federal statistics show that there's not only a shortage of special education teachers, but also a "quality shortage" -- a relatively high percentage of special education teachers in a state who are not fully qualified.
By Christina A. Samuels, Alex Harwin, Education Week
The percentage of students who reported vaping nicotine in the last 30 days doubled or nearly doubled among eighth, 10th and 12th graders since 2017, representing some of the largest single-year jumps ever recorded in the survey.
By Sarah D. Sparks, Education Week
By Kavitha Cardoza, Education Week
School children in the U.S. often celebrate Thanksgiving by dressing up as pilgrims and “Indians.” But these traditions tend to perpetuate myths that are offensive to Native American communities. Education correspondent Kavitha Cardoza takes a look at a new movement…
By Sarah Schwartz, Education Week
A former high school history teacher and current district administrator, Hayes, a Democrat, will be the first black woman from her state to serve in Congress.
By Benjamin Herold, Education Week
At one health industry company, digital literacy skills are needed across the board.
Before last week's Kavanaugh hearings, our Student Reporting Labs asked teenagers around the country: should adults be held accountable for actions when they were younger? In some schools, a weighty conversation about consent, assault, allegations and consequences was already underway.
In Wisconsin's race for governor, 40 percent of voters say education is their first or second most important concern. The Republican incumbent, Gov. Scott Walker, is squaring off against the state’s longtime superintendent of schools, Tony Evers. Polls indicate the…
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