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By Melissa Williams, Elizabeth Burton
In Florida, school boards have implemented policies that critics say are ostracizing LGBTQ students. In some districts, teachers have removed certain books and rainbow flags from classrooms and others are obligated to report openly LGBTQ students to their parents. High…
By William Brangham, Dorothy Hastings
The new school year brings the end of universal free meals for many students. In 2020, Congress gave schools waivers to provide free breakfast and lunches regardless of income, but that expired at the start of September. Students and families…
By Lisa Desjardins, Karina Cuevas
In our news wrap Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin is defying pressure to halt the war in Ukraine and insisting Moscow will forge ahead, former President Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled their official portraits at the White…
Students and teachers returned to school in Uvalde for the first time since the massacre at Robb Elementary that left 21 dead. The new year comes with new concerns as parents, teachers and students worry if their schools are safe.
By Amna Nawaz
School board elections are increasingly becoming proxies for the larger political culture wars on issues of race, gender and parental rights. Several states have recently implemented laws that critics say effectively ban books in schools and libraries. Kelly Jensen, an…
By Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press
This month, at least two schools in New Mexico and Wisconsin took "cyber snow days," canceling classes to repair the damage from attacks by hackers.
By Sophia Tareen, Associated Press
Classes in Chicago were canceled for a third consecutive day amid an ongoing fight with the teachers union over remote learning and other COVID-19 safety protocols.
By Kelly Field, The Hechinger Report
Over the last 20 years, scientists have learned a lot about how the adolescent brain works and what motivates middle schoolers. Yet a lot of their findings aren’t making it into the classroom.
By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press
Tennessee is the latest state to ban teachers from talking about certain aspects of race and racism in public schools. Teachers risk losing valuable state funding if they violate the new measure.
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