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Younger Colorado students seek access to mental health care, without parental permission
A bill before the Colorado legislature would allow younger children to access confidential therapy on their own to fight mental illness and youth…
February 14, 2019
A social worker in every grade? Perhaps for 10 Colorado elementary schools
Educators, parents, and social workers told of students struggling with depression, younger and younger children attempting suicide, and youths ending up in prison. A bill…
February 14, 2019
This Memphis teacher’s favorite student didn’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. She taught him a powerful lesson.
This Memphis educator had a story to tell. Chalkbeat gave him the stage.
January 31, 2019
This Memphis student has a story to share. Will you come hear it?
The storytelling event will be held at 902 Cooper Street in Memphis on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.
The weather outside
January 28, 2019
Why the Denver district did not call a snow day
The snarl in the school day Monday wasn’t picketing teachers but 7 inches of fresh snow.
January 17, 2019
As government shutdown drags on, New York City vows to protect school food program
The historic partial government shutdown could soon threaten New York City’s school food program, which serves about a million students breakfast and lunch.
January 9, 2019
One in four students are chronically absent in Tennessee’s state-run district. Here’s what educators are doing about it.
The stakes are high for improving student attendance numbers.
behind the budget
December 20, 2018
Surprise: Most funding for New York City’s ‘community schools’ going to academics, not social services
Rather than punishing schools when students struggle, the theory went, the city should flood schools with services to combat the problems that hold students back from succeeding.
December 19, 2018
What Memphis students say can help reduce suspensions, expulsions
The student leaders have been in juvenile detention and were trained through BRIDGES, a student youth advocacy organization in Memphis.
December 18, 2018
Why more Denver students will now qualify for free public bus passes
The district estimates 1,700 additional high school students will get a free RTD pass.
cracking the code
December 14, 2018
Newark schools partner with Girls Who Code to expand access to coding clubs
Starting in the spring, more Newark middle schoolers will be learning how to code, owing to a new partnership between Newark Public Schools…
December 13, 2018
The SHSAT helps Manhattan families like mine. I finally stood up last week to say that’s wrong.
Choosing schools in New York City can be a formidable challenge. That was evident at a Community Education Council meeting in District…
December 11, 2018
Chicago on Trump administration changes: ‘A sicker, poorer and less secure community’
Chicago and New York led a coalition of 30 cities that filed comments to the Department of Homeland Security over changes to the so-called “public charge” rule.
December 10, 2018
A new law is helping undocumented students in New Jersey attend college, but challenges remain
Thanks to a New Jersey law passed in May, undocumented immigrant students are now eligible to receive state financial aid to attend college. But questions and challenges remain, as many schools and families don't yet know about the program, and some students fear that applying may lead to scrutiny that could result in deportation.
December 7, 2018
To find gifted students amid the district’s diversity, Aurora looks beyond math and English
The Aurora district has started testing more students and is looking at new identification methods, including for talented students in non-academic areas.
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