Learn more about how and what schools teach about religious and cultural holidays
School Climate & Safety How to Stop Students From Ghosting (and More Halloween Advice for Educators)
Our guide will help you keep attendance, student engagement, and classroom routines from getting thrown out of whack (o' lantern).
Families & the Community Opinion Certain Topics Spark Parent Pushback. I’ve Decided to Teach Them Anyway
I found myself wondering how to cover Pride Month and Juneteenth without being targeted by a Facebook frenzy and a vigilante campaign.
Teaching A Glimpse of What Teachers Give—and Sometimes Get—During the Holidays
The December holidays are when many teachers shell out their own cash to do something special for students.
School & District Management Celebrating Holidays at School: Legal Guidance for Administrators
Tips to help keep celebrations inclusive and immune from lawsuits.
Equity & Diversity Q&A Talking About Religion Is Hard. This District Leader Says Schools Should Do It Anyway
The Bellevue, Wash., district leader emphasizes that students need to be prepared to navigate a multicultural world.
School Climate & Safety Do Holidays Belong in Public Schools? It's a Controversial Question in December
Whether it's classroom decorations or lessons on religious traditions, educators have wide-ranging opinions and practices.
Curriculum Q&A Juneteenth: How and Why It Should Be Taught in K-12 Schools
The national holiday's legacy is worth studying year-round, says the leader of a Black education research collective.
Student Well-Being Kids Are Balancing Fasting and School During Ramadan. How to Support Them
Muslim children often have to juggle their religious obligations with academics, extracurricular activities, and other social pressures.
School & District Management Why Students Ghost the Day After Halloween (And What Schools Can Do About It)
Missing school on Nov. 1 can for some students lead to chronic absenteeism and academic problems down the road.
Curriculum As Thanksgiving Approaches, 'Unlearning' History Continues
Thanksgiving offers schools an opportunity to take a hard look at narratives that minimize colonial oppression of Native Americans.