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September 11, 2019
Chicago schools chief asks Congress for more federal help to address childhood trauma
The hearing focused on practices that educators are using to support students affected by gun violence and other traumatic experiences.
September 5, 2019
‘Someone needs to be fired,’ says lawmaker about letters sent to Tennessee school parents
Letters being distributed to families in dozens of Tennessee schools are creating a stir among education advocates.
August 6, 2019
Colorado ranks low nationwide in providing summer meals to kids who need free lunch at school, report finds
Fewer than one out of every 10 Colorado children who rely on subsidized lunches during the school year have access to free summer lunch.
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July 31, 2019
The other school funding divide: States with more poor students tend to spend less, creating hard-to-fix disparities
A key driver of school funding inequity is one that is harder to see and might be harder to fix: massive differences in spending between states.
July 23, 2019
Group withdraws request to house migrant children in vacant Memphis school
Under a $3.7 million federal grant, the group had proposed operating a residential facility until 2025 at the former South Side Middle School.
July 5, 2019
Catch up: Four takeaways from the Democratic presidential forum on education
The next education secretary must be an educator, many said, and Warren criticized high-stakes testing despite disagreeing with unions on that in the past.
July 2, 2019
Tennessee’s summer reading camps are popular, getting results — and in peril
Federal funding has dried up for the popular program now serving 9,000 students in two-thirds of the state's school districts.
Updated June 27, 2019
Supreme Court blocks citizenship question on census that could hit school budgets hard — for now
School district leaders can breathe a sigh of relief — at least, a short one — after the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration from adding a question about citiz
June 18, 2019
As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs citizenship census question, more than $10 million for New York City schools hangs in the balance
New York City students would be among the nation’s biggest losers if the Trump administration succeeds in adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S.
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.
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