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Apps, websites, and software that contain video game elements help teachers connect with students whose lives are increasingly intertwined with technology. Although the game-based approach may be effective, some worry that the emphasis on pursuing rewards may be harmful.
President Trump's federal school safety commission was tasked with improving security in America's schools, and on Dec. 18 it issued its recommendations – among them, suggestions for arming teachers and 'hardening' school buildings against attackers.
After the Darien, Conn., school system banned parents from visiting their elementary schoolers during lunch, a debate has arisen about the role of parents in children's schooling, and what "collaboration" between schools and parents truly means.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to overhaul how cases of sexual misconduct are handled on school campuses as a way to simplify existing policies and grant those accused of misconduct a presumption of innocence throughout the disciplinary process.
Schools in some US border towns have long enrolled Mexican-American students living on the other side. This humanitarian policy reveals complexities often missed in the national debate on immigration.
US colleges and universities have received more than $350 million from the Saudi government this decade, according to an AP investigation. But after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, some schools have decided to cut ties.
Three men were found guilty of fraud in a federal court for making secret payments to families of top recruits. The verdict gives the NCAA greater ability to enforce its bylaws related to recruitment.
When hurricane Harvey ripped through Texas, it closed Houston-area schools for weeks on end and displaced thousands of families. Despite these enormous setbacks, students worked hard to improve test scores and make other significant gains.
After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., there has been a resurgent interest in school security systems such as blast-proof doors and smoke cannons. Some advocates insist this approach is the answer, while others cite a lack of research supporting these efforts.
In a closely watched case that could influence affirmative action practices in college admissions decisions, a federal judge on Friday rejected a motion from Harvard University to rule in its favor. The university faces a lawsuit on the basis of discrimination against Asia-American applicants. The trial is set to begin on Oct. 15.
A pilot of the Utah College Access Corps found that students who met with a program counselor six times were 140 percent more likely to enter college. Now the program will expand to every high school in Utah.
US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is expected to issue new rules for governing sexual harassment and assault cases on college campuses. Last year, the Trump administration reversed Obama-era guidelines, saying the policies lead to too many false accusations.
The US Department of Justice is backing a 2014 lawsuit against Harvard University by Asian-American applicants that claims the college unlawfully suppresses the number of Asians admitted. The lawsuit goes to trial in October.
Students filed nearly 24,000 federal fraud complaints over the past year, almost entirely against for-profit colleges, as enrollment falls. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed changes to Obama-era regulations that would bolster the struggling industry.
The website offers children age 8 to 18 accessible resources on how to prepare for the possible deportations of parents and guardians. The practical advice ranges from making sure children have keys to their houses to how to find legal and financial help.
Sesame Workshop is partnering with McGraw Hill, a billion-dollar textbook company, to create learning materials for the classroom. The new classroom materials include videos featuring social-emotional and literacy lessons delivered by its iconic characters.
Across the country, more food catering programs are making it easier for students to enjoy healthy lunches at school and easing the stress of packing lunches on parents by providing alternatives to what is offered at the cafeteria.
Students in Erie, Pa., – many from Erie's inner city – will spend their summer exploring horsemanship, theater, and more through Urban University, a youth leadership program. It aims to provide mentorship, hands-on skills, and guidance on how to practically apply faith to daily life.
So far, Wisconsin has awarded nearly $6 million to 53 school districts to install the sensors and other security upgrades. Schools hope the sensors will lead to faster response times if there's an active shooter, but the technology hasn't been universally embraced and isn't widely used yet.
In the aftermath of recent school shootings in the United States, including one at a middle school in an Indianapolis suburb, community and school officials in Indiana are seeking funds to bolster safety programs to prevent another tragedy.
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