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June 14, 2019
As Memphis responds to Brandon Webber’s death, school leaders look for new ways to help students
Some have wondered what else could have been done while he was in school to prevent his death.
Breaking school-to-prison pipeline
June 12, 2019
Cook County state’s attorney Kim Foxx floats new proposal to reduce in-school arrests
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office is proposing a diversion program, in which school officers could refer students to a social service agency for support.
June 7, 2019
Here’s the No. 1 concern that Tennessee’s new education chief heard during her statewide listening tour
Four months into her job, Penny Schwinn says one theme keeps emerging in her visits to classrooms and discussions with educators and stakeholders.
June 6, 2019
Seeking to deter a ‘morbid fascination,’ Jeffco may rebuild Columbine High School
The new school would be built to the west of the current school and would retain the same name of Columbine High School.
June 5, 2019
‘It’s OK to not be OK’: How one high school saved lives with a 34-question survey
Leaders in a southern Colorado school district rolled out an online mental health screening to help high-school students in crisis.
May 29, 2019
When I became Puerto Rico’s education chief, I wasn’t prepared for the level of poverty I’d see. Now, I want others to pay attention.
I met hundreds of smart, hardworking students who lacked notebooks, pencils, or other basic supplies. I wish I could have done more.
Updated May 9, 2019
‘Nothing makes me feel safe.’ How Colorado educators and parents are processing yet another school shooting
Our survey of Colorado parents and educators found frustration, fear, and resignation over the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch.
April 19, 2019
Student and parent groups pushing Denver schools to hire ‘counselors, not cops’
Last year, the ratio of students to social workers in Denver was 681-to-1, according to state data. The recommended ratio is 250-to-1.
April 19, 2019
Dedicated teachers, overflowing bathrooms: What Chicagoans want Lori Lightfoot to know about their schools
If you could tell Chicago mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot something about your school, what would it be? When we asked, more than 330 educators,…
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