New teacher strikes and walkouts are making headlines this year, but the issues they are raising are familiar. Educators are especially concerned about pay, school resources, growing responsibilities, testing policies and the role of charter schools. John Yang talks to…
Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will lead the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats.
By David A. Lieb, Associated Press
Baltimore City Public Schools faced outrage from parents after images emerged of students wearing coats in a freezing classroom. More than a third of schools reported a lack of heat this winter during a cold snap, and that’s just one…
By PBS NewsHour
Educators convicted for inflating test scores in the Atlanta public schools cheating scandal are still trying to clear their names in appeals courts, and the district continues to confront the fallout from years of systematic cheating. Special correspondent Lisa Stark…
By Lisa Stark, Education Week
By Martha T. Moore, Stateline
Read how legislators in some states are working to make it easier for kids to use sunscreen at school.
By Jake Murray, The Conversation
Elite public schools that use entrance exams in the admissions process promote inequity, especially for black and Latino students.
In 30 states, geographic communities can legally break away from large public school districts and form their own. As a result, a growing number of white and wealthier neighborhoods are creating their own schools and siphoning property taxes away from…
Puerto Rico essentially filed for bankruptcy this week in order to restructure more than $120 billion in debt and pension obligations. With the economy mired in a slump, the government is reducing public services, pensions are likely to be cut…
By Maria Danilova, Associated Press
When asked to listen to George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," only about half of the students were able to identify that the opening solo is played on a clarinet.
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