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As teacher strikes crop up across the country, a poll finds that many Americans support more money for teachers, and half would pay higher taxes to do so, according to The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
The plan comes out of a working group formed in response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., and aims to acknowledge the university's history and find ways to move forward and increase inclusivity of underrepresented groups.
Across the United States, a growing number of colleges and universities are establishing free food pantries to help students who regularly experience food insecurity make ends meet.
Cellphones are increasingly permitted in US schools as teachers integrate them into lessons and parents worry about school safety. The percentage of K-12 public schools with prohibitions on cellphones has dropped by 24 percent between 2009-10 and 2015-16.
McKinley Elementary School in Yakima, Wash., is on the forefront of a school movement to better provide for students experiencing trauma. The efforts emphasize creating safe spaces outside of the classroom and rethinking discipline for poor behavior.
A teacher rebellion is spreading in red states as teachers in Oklahoma and Arizona demand wage increases. 'West Virginia woke us up,' says the Arizona Educators Association president.
Some 150 debaters from 18 schools across the United States and Canada will compete in a tournament designed to offer women a chance to hone their speaking and argument skills with confidence without being subject to sexism.
One in 4 Yale University students are enrolled in the same course this spring: 'Psychology and the Good Life.' Homework assignments for the popular class, include showing gratitude, performing acts of kindness, and developing social connections.
Linda Brown and her father's struggle to enroll her in school culminated in the US Supreme Court striking down segregation and the doctrine of 'separate but equal' in 1954.
Security experts say metal detectors and other security measures put in place decades ago to quell drug and gang violence in districts like Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York have helped protect urban schools from gun violence.
Students of Meyers Park High in Charlotte, N.C. are participating in an auto shop introductory class as part of a larger effort to offer female students pathways to hands-on careers. The class aims to teach girls to troubleshoot and fix their own cars.
As academia confronts the reverberating effects of the #MeToo movement, increasing interest has turned toward 'masculinities studies' – a relatively new field, born out of sociology, that investigates why and how men act in society.
Middle and high schools across the country are facing serious questions about if and how to coordinate with students on planned political actions – including walkouts – that have spread rapidly in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., shooting.
A nine-day teacher walkout over pay and benefits that began on Feb. 22 has ended as House and Senate unanimously pass legislation that will increase wages for teachers and state workers, the first time teacher salaries have been increased in four years.
Simulated field trips with the use of a virtual reality headset means students can be exploring the boreal forest one day and observing animals the next – without long bus rides. Although still relatively rare in schools, VR technology is increasingly more accessible and affordable.
Following the damages of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, several mainland universities offered free or reduced tuition for a year to the island's college students. Now in their spring semester, these visiting students are evaluating what awaits them back in Puerto Rico.
A proposed Florida bill would offer students who've been bullied a voucher for private school. Supporters of the bill say this program would offer students hope and a safe path to education, while opponents see the move as an attack on the public school system.
In a small Ohio town, a high school built a program around fishing lures to give students a taste of entrepreneurship by focusing on their individual needs and leveraging community traditions.
Some parents, students, and activists, still dealing with the fallout from 2013 closures, fear that the plan will displace hundreds of mostly black and poor students. Closures have long been a method for cities to deal with underperforming schools, but research shows mixed results.
Foster children don't always have the support system they need to navigate adult decisions for a successful college experience. Some states are hoping to change that by providing counseling and funds for individuals transitioning from foster care to college life.
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