Remembering the Legislation That Kept Northern Schools Segregated
The Milliken v. Bradley ruling sanctioned a form of segregation that has allowed suburbs to escape being included in court-ordered desegregation and busing plans with nearby cities.
How Well Do States Keep Lead Out of School Drinking Water?
Last year, a government watchdog report found that about 13 million American children went to schools where officials discovered lead in their drinking water. Now, advocacy groups have graded states' school water policies.
Schools That Emphasize Diversity Produce Healthier Students
African Americans tend to have poorer health than whites. New research suggests a more welcoming atmosphere in school could make a difference early in life.
Will Jeff Bezos' Billions for Montessori-Inspired Schools Help Early Childhood Education?
The Amazon founder pledged $2 billion to support struggling families and develop a preschool network–but he still hasn't presented concrete plans.
South Dakota Banned the Teaching of Gender Dysphoria in Public Schools
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Human Rights Campaign have spoken out against the South Dakota bill, arguing that it would further stigmatize transgender youth
When Schools Increase Police Presence, Minority Students Are Harmed Disproportionately
Research indicates that new security measures implemented after Parkland are not making students safer.
Why Is Bilingualism Framed as an Asset for Some Students and a Deficit for Others?
Advocates and researchers have warned that dual-language programs are increasingly becoming a tool of enrichment rather than a mode of serving the needs of English learners.
Viewfinder: Denver High School Students Join Teachers on the Picket Line
South High School students join their striking teachers on the picket line on February 11th, 2019, in Denver, Colorado.
A Group of Activists Is Demanding Free Tampons in All School Restrooms
There is a growing movement in the United States to eliminate taxes on menstrual products and provide such products for free in restrooms at schools, prisons, shelters, and public places.
Los Angeles Unified School District Teachers Strike (in Photos)
The strike, which began Monday, is the first in 30 years in Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest school district.
School Bullying Increased After the 2016 Election in Areas That Supported Trump
New research backs up anecdotal reports that the election of a bully inspired adolescent imitators.
Dangerous Restraint-and-Seclusion Policies Put Disabled Students at Severe Risk
These policies continue to traumatize and endanger children and teens.
A Rural Oklahoma Charter School's Focus on the Workforce Is Dividing Its Community
A savvy businessman outmaneuvered community opponents to bring a charter school to a struggling small town. Now he wants to expand to others like it.
Small-Town Principals Have Some of the Most Complex Jobs, and Highest Turnover Rates, in Education
Rural school leaders have some of the most complex roles in education—and some of the highest levels of attrition.
Most Schools Don't Have Clear Restroom Policies, and That's a Public-Health Problem
A new survey finds that just 8 percent of schools have concrete bathroom policies. That lackadaisical approach can have serious health consequences for students.
Detroit Schools Shut Off Water Fountains After Tests Found Lead Contamination
Detroit public schools shut off the district-wide water supply last week after tests found elevated levels of lead or copper in 34 schools.
How States Across the Country Are Dealing With Teacher Shortages
States are struggling to both recruit and retain teachers.
It's Back-to-School Season, and Schools Are Still Underfunded
Twelve states cut general funding for schools by 7 percent last school year.
How Perverse Incentives Leave Struggling School Districts Behind
Few states have laws mandating district mergers, a fact that leaves financially distressed districts with no recovery option.
Thirteen Million American Kids Went to Schools Last Year Where Officials Found Elevated Levels of Lead in the Drinking Water
An additional 18 million kids attended schools where officials didn't test the drinking water for lead, or where officials didn't know whether they had tested.
For All the Benefits of Studying Mathematics, Some Critics See a Dark Side
Could the objective assurance in correct answers mandated in mathematics education teach students to be similarly calculating and assured when it comes to daily moral conundrums?