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By Stephanie Sy, Karina Cuevas, Lena I. Jackson
High-poverty school districts are struggling to fill more open positions than higher-income districts, but those areas have had staffing shortages for at least a decade.
By Hannah Grabenstein
The COVID-19 pandemic set back learning in some U.S. school systems by more than a year, with children in high-poverty areas most impacted, according to a district-by-district analysis of test scores.
By Bianca Vázquez Toness, Sharon Lurye, Associated Press
As students return to class, schools across the country continue to grapple with teacher and staff vacancies. The scope of the shortages, and what’s behind them, varies widely across America's nearly 14,000 school districts. Carlton Jenkins, the superintendent of Madison…
By Amna Nawaz
A new law in Florida has instituted restrictions on how schools and businesses can teach race-related concepts. The law, called the Stop Woke Act, limits instruction on critical race theory. It's the latest part of Republican Gov. Ron Desantis’ extensive…
By Mary Triny Mena, Rebecca Bundhun, Manoj Gaikwad, Isabel Nakirya, Andreina Fermin
One of the major consequences of the coronavirus is that children around the world have been unable to attend schools to learn and are too poor to have computers and thus can't learn remotely. This is especially a problem in…
By News Desk
Vice President Kamala Harris delivered remarks Monday on a White House plan to upgrade public school facilities to make them more energy efficient.
By Amna Nawaz, Karina Cuevas
For two years, the pandemic has hammered schools and accentuated the staffing shortages they are facing. It’s led to enormous problems with teacher morale, burnout, school closures and learning losses. But some states are using the National Guard to fill…
By Gary Gerard Hamilton, Associated Press
The creator behind ABC's new comedy said there were two goals for her show: heart and humor. "I think when you put both of those things in a school, an elementary school — sorry, a public, underfunded elementary school —…
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press
The Biden administration is increasing federal support for COVID-19 testing for schools in a bid to keep them open amid the omicron surge.
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