The latest Nation’s Report Card shows eighth-graders’ scores in U.S. history and geography declining since 2014. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday calls the results “stark and inexcusable.”…
By Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press
Nearly a month after schools shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many are struggling with distance learning.
By Julie Watson, Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press
Districts have been rushing to update emergency plans this week after federal officials warned that the virus is almost certain to begin spreading in the U.S.
By Collin Binkley, Associated Press
For months, American diplomats have been negotiating with Taliban leaders to end the war in Afghanistan. U.S. officials hoped the Taliban would announce a suspension of fighting this week, but details have yet to be determined. Meanwhile, the war grinds…
By Jane Ferguson
By PBS NewsHour
Hundreds of Illinois schools in 2017 and 2018 were secluding children in isolation rooms at alarming rates and often for reasons that violated the law, an investigation by the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica found. At least 20,000 children were put…
By Charlayne Hunter-Gault
The FBI reports that hate crime violence in the U.S. is at a 16-year high. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, meanwhile, says the highest percentage of hate incidents since the 2016 election occurred in elementary and secondary schools. Special…
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
Contrary to regulatory rollbacks in many other environmental areas, the administration has called dealing with lead contamination in drinking water a priority.
By Martha Waggoner, Associated Press
While schools are more vigilant than ever about threats or signs of potential violence, some have faced intense criticism for favoring privacy over informing the community.
By Jeffrey Brown
Across the country, rural schools are being forced to shut down as more families move to urban areas and funding sources dry up. In Arena, Wisconsin, six-year-old Brady Schlamp must now travel 10 miles to school. His former school, right…
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