April 10, 2019

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Educators in schools across the United States are working to support migrant students who’ve recently arrived from Central America. But the intensity of their needs can be a strain.
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It's one thing to learn if an intervention works in schools and classrooms; it's another to know if it's worth the expense.
Julia Keleher is leaving her position as Puerto Rico's top K-12 official, but will serve as an adviser at the island's education department to help with the leadership transition and ongoing policy changes.
Some teachers simulate slavery in their classrooms to try to foster empathy. But in practice, many educators say, these activities can minimize horrific events, recreate racist power dynamics, and cause emotional hurt to black students.
With an intensive blend of academic and social-emotional supports, the Higher Achievement after-school program is helping middle schoolers in under-resourced communities land a spot in top public and private high schools near their homes.
Natalia’s American high school has become a refuge from the rocky home life the 17-year-old is experiencing after reuniting with a mother who left her in El Salvador when she was a baby.
When Eric and Alberto left Honduras with their mother in 2017, they were hopeful for gaining asylum. But their mom was deported and now the boys attend school in a high-crime neighborhood that is making them question if their lives can be better here.
To pay for rent, food, lawyer’s fees, and still send money home to El Salvador every week, Paty, 18, waits tables in a restaurant while attending high school in Virginia.
Fernando, 12, is grateful he made it to the United States to reunite with his mother after years apart. But his new life in Maryland is difficult and he misses many things about home, including being a top student in school.
In North Dakota alone, the state network used by K-12 schools, state universities, and other public agencies experiences 5.7 million known cyberattacks every month.
A new study of six school districts that made heavy investments in strengthening their cadre of school leaders shows a link to stronger student achievement and longer tenures.
Organized under the Special Olympics umbrella, the Unified Champion Schools program promotes meaningful connections between students with and without intellectual disabilities, using sports as a catalyst.
After reviewing states’ school report cards, the Data Quality Campaign says dozens of states are failing to offer a clear window into the data they’re required to collect under ESSA.
There are 15 Democratic presidential candidates and counting and many of them are trying to stand out from the pack by appealing to a demographic that's politically energized: Teachers.
Betsy DeVos remains a magnet for controversy on Capitol Hill and an easy target for opponents of the Trump administration as her testimony at two recent budget hearings illustrates.
A sharply divided Supreme Court hears arguments over when courts should defer to a federal agency's interpretation of its own ambiguous regulations—an issue that has arisen in education over such issues as transgender student rights and racial disparities in student discipline.
Adopting more-rigorous curricula didn't produce the academic gains that many hoped for, a new study found. But that's not the end of the story, write Thomas J. Kane and David Steiner.
The recent wave of teacher strikes reflects a broader phenomenon, blurring the boundaries between national and local school politics, write three education professors.
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Hurricane Maria created hard decisions, scarce resources, and an opportunity for the island's Department of Education, writes Julia Keleher.

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