Reading & Literacy State Laws Are Behind Many Book Bans, Even Indirectly, Report Finds
School districts are reacting to state laws that dictate the kinds of books school libraries can have, leading to book bans, report finds.
Families & the Community Video Reports of Radioactive Contamination Closed Their School. This PTA Is Demanding Answers
After their Missouri elementary school was closed, a group of parents have tried to engage with the district on the school’s future.
Education Funding States Are Rolling in Surplus Cash, But It's Not All Good News for Schools
Some states are ramping up education spending, while others are leaving districts disappointed.
Reading & Literacy Why the Bible Is Getting Pulled Off School Bookshelves
In an ironic twist, the Bible showed up in mass book removal efforts in at least three districts.
Equity & Diversity Here's How the Pandemic Changed School Discipline
Students were suspended less frequently but Black, poor, and disabled students were punished at higher rates after the pandemic.
Curriculum Nearly 300 Books Removed From Schools Under Missouri's 'Sexually Explicit Materials' Law
Missouri's efforts to remove books from public schools—either temporarily or permanently—go farther than most.
School Climate & Safety 'Swatting' Hoaxes Disrupt Schools Across the Country. What Educators Need to Know
School lockdowns can cause stress to students, teachers, and families, even if threats don't materialize.
States Beyond 'Don't Say Gay': Other States Seek to Limit LGBTQ Youth, Teaching
Legislators want to ban lessons on LGBTQ communities and require teachers to tell parents when students want their pronouns changed.
Curriculum Opinion Do Parents Want Schools to Be Able to Teach About Racism?
A poll helped us understand parents' views on whether schools should be allowed to teach about racism, write two education policy experts.
Law & Courts ‘We Must Protect This Right': Students Sue School District Over Banned Books
The banned books about race, gender, and marginalized communities include “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison.
School & District Management Nation's Top Superintendent Talks About Leadership in Tough Times
Curtis Cain, the newly named National Superintendent of the Year, reflects on the difficult challenges of 2021—and beyond.
Student Well-Being Leader To Learn From How Putting Students’ Welfare First Can Transform a District
For Lateshia Woodley, a relentless focus on supporting students facing trauma comes from her own lived experience.
School & District Management Hiring Students to Ease Staffing Shortages: One School District's Unorthodox Solution
With openings for custodians, food service workers, and other jobs sitting unfilled for months, a Missouri district is trying a new tactic.
School & District Management In Their Own Words 'Kind of Surreal': A Student Cleans Floors at Her Old Middle School
A high school sophomore works as a part-time custodian, part of her district's unusual effort to fill critical staff positions.