Editor’s Note: This story was originally published June 29, 2020 in the wake of the protests following the death of George Floyd and has been republished for Black History Month. The history of African Americans begins on the African continent where diverse empires thrived for thousands of years and traded gold, ivory and salt with […]

Los Angeles has joined a growing list of United States school districts, states and cities restricting the use of smartphones in public schools amid a debate over the effects of social media and technology on children and young people. Last month, the Los Angeles Unified School District Board, which is responsible for about 1,000 schools, […]

Jerrian Reedy, left, a student at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, assists Dorothy Gray, a student at Northside High School in the Mississippi Delta, as she practices intubation in a simulation lab. Gray, who is interested in pursuing a career in the mental health care field, attended the University of Mississippi School of […]

After several cash-flush pandemic years, school districts across the country are facing budget shortfalls, with pressure closing in on multiple fronts. A flow of federal dollars — $122 billion meant to help schools recover from the pandemic — is running dry in September, leaving schools with less money for tutors, summer school and other supports […]

Former President Donald Trump on Saturday endorsed displaying the Ten Commandments in all schools, days after a controversial new law went into effect in Louisiana mandating classroom postings. “Has anyone read the ‘Thou shalt not steal’?” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee told more than 1,000 predominantly evangelical Christians at a Faith & Freedom Coalition conference […]

Article information Author, Ana Faguy, Laura Blasey and Regan Morris Role, BBC News, Washington and Los Angeles 9 hours ago As a middle-school teacher, Nancy Streit understands how hard it can be to compete with a smartphone for a child’s attention. But as a mother, she knows the devices are a necessity when there . […]

A strong majority of voters want Black studies curriculum and the history of racism and slavery and its legacy taught in K-12 public schools, according to new polling data from the Black Education Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University. Results from a nationally representative phone poll of 1,000 registered voters found that 85 percent […]

I have been a public school teacher for over two decades, and I want to give just a few words of advice to the Hoosier parents and employers who are invested in Indiana’s public school systems. First, a few points need to be made.  In the last two years, the IndyStar has reported on a […]

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans on Tuesday argued that migrants coming from the southern border and into K-12 schools have strained resources and teacher-student ratios while leaving a “staggering” financial impact throughout the United States. The hearing in the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education came the same day as President […]

Two Wake County Public School System magnet schools received the highest national distinctions awarded. Athens Drive Magnet High School in Raleigh won the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Magnet School of Merit Award of Excellence, given each year to the top magnet school in the country. “I am so proud of our students, staff, families, and […]

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