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Updated September 11, 2018
Five Chicago student activists on why they will be in your face this summer
Trevon Bosley’s brother was murdered while attending band rehearsal at church. Shot from the street while helping a friend with drums in 2006,…
How I Help
May 31, 2018
When she couldn’t reach a student’s parents, this Colorado counselor discovered the growing role of grandparents
In our “How I Help” series, we feature school counselors, social workers, and psychologists across Colorado who have been recognized for their work. You can…
May 30, 2018
The ‘shadow education system’: How wealthier students benefit from art, music, and theater over the summer while poor kids miss out
More affluent kids are about twice as likely to visit a museum, art gallery, or historical site, compared with peers from low-income families.
feeling the heat
May 28, 2018
Higher temperatures equal lower test scores — study confirms that students learn less in overheated classrooms
A warm classroom is not conducive to learning, as any student trying to pay attention to a teacher’s lecture on a hot day can attest. There’s research to back that up.
May 25, 2018
Adams 14 proposing expanding mindfulness and other programs for student well-being
The mindfulness program and a Random Acts of Kindness curriculum is already being used at a few schools.
Police in schools
May 18, 2018
The Denver school district is exploring the idea of creating its own police officers
This is not yet a formal proposal, but the idea is already generating pushback.
May 11, 2018
A new guide aims to help Colorado school districts offer mental health support to students
A Colorado nonprofit group released a new tool kit to help teachers, parents, and administrators infuse mental health support into schools.
May 9, 2018
Group studying Adams 14 recess recommends 20 minutes, training, and new equipment
The recess committee was convened after complaints about reduced time for recess this year.
Progress of a sort
May 8, 2018
Colorado lawmakers take one small step – but no more – to reduce youth suicide
A bill that gives small training grants to schools is the only legislation this session to tackle the second leading cause of death for people aged 10 to 24.
trading for tuition
May 7, 2018
New deal gives Aurora staff and graduates discounted college tuition at one online school
To get the discounts, Aurora Public Schools will pay for construction of a new building for CSU-Global.
May 7, 2018
Detroit parents can take classes in clipping coupons and writing resumes. Will they sign up?
All classes are free and open to parents, caregivers and community members but the Parent Academy program seems to be off to a slow start. A Chalkbeat reporter stopped by three classes last week, selected at random, and found no students attending any of them.
May 4, 2018
Free school lunch for all, meant to reduce stigma, may also keep students healthier
In 2015, two Obama cabinet secretaries encouraged schools to try a new way of handling free lunch: give it to everyone, no family paperwork required.
April 25, 2018
Push to curb academic segregation on the Upper West Side generates a backlash — and support
“We are not offering all students equity and access across all the district,” said District 3 Superintendent Ilene Altschul. “We need to do something.”
April 24, 2018
Memphis students present demands on school safety in wake of Parkland shooting
The list includes hiring more school counselors, offering conflict resolution classes and help in advocating against giving guns to teachers.
April 23, 2018
Nearly 60 percent of Newark 12th-graders are chronically absent. Now, a conference tries to tackle the issue.
Newark's chronic absenteeism rate is more than double the national average.
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