Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has waded into the roiling debate: whether schools should require students and staff to wear masks.
The research is shaky. Here’s why many experts recommend masks anyway.
New data suggests virtual charter schools are seeing a sharp uptick in interest and enrollment across the country.
A report released by the Center for American Progress looks at the extent to which charter schools accept students during the school year.
Low-income students who use a voucher to attend private school in Indiana see their math scores drop for several years as a result, according to a new study.
In recent years, there’s been an increased push to get more teachers of color into the classroom, often highlighting large gaps between student and teacher demographics. National data shows the problem isn’t just recruiting those teachers, but retaining them as well.
The U.S. Department of Education has halted an Obama-era rule designed to stop students of color from being over-identified as having a disability — and waded into a complicated research dispute in the process.
More affluent kids are about twice as likely to visit a museum, art gallery, or historical site or see a play or concert over the summer, as compared with their peers from low-income families. That’s according to a new analysis released this month by the federal government, illustrating disparities in out-of-school experiences, which may be exacerbated by rising income inequality.
Jahana Hayes thinks what Washington, D.C. needs is a schoolteacher — one of the nation’s top teachers, in fact. And though the 2016 national hadn’t expected to get into politics, here she is, running for Congress.
When Francis Pearman was studying at Vanderbilt, he and a fellow graduate student noticed a striking phenomenon in Nashville: white, affluent families were moving into low-income neighborhoods without sending their children to the neighborhood schools.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos used her bully pulpit last week to again call for more school innovation, especially technology-infused “personalized learning.”
Schools across the country are about to be held accountable for student attendance — attaching stakes to a measure that previously had much less significance and increasing the risk that schools will try to manipulate that data.
At his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing, Mick Zais, the nominee to be second-in-command at the Department of Education, said that he was not aware of high-profile studies showing that school vouchers can hurt student achievement.
Because candidates of color are less likely to get over the certification hurdles, states that have bet on improving education by “raising the bar” for entering teaching risk excluding teachers of color even as there has been heightened attention on the lack of diversity in the teaching profession.
After calling for a temporary ban on new charter schools last year, the NAACP has revealed what it would take to get the civil rights group to support the privately run, publicly funded sector.