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Emergency-hired teachers do just as well as those who go through normal training

Like other first-year teachers, those granted emergency credentials were disproportionately assigned to work with children with disabilities, English learners and low-income students. And, in...

K12 schools improve protection against online attacks, but many are vulnerable to ransomware gangs

Some K-12 public schools are racing to improve protection against the threat of online attacks, but lax cybersecurity means thousands of others are vulnerable...

Missouri lawmaker wants to abolish state’s K12 education department, transfer its powers

A Missouri lawmaker wants to abolish the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and give the governor the authority to redistribute its powers,...

DEI efforts in Kentucky K12 schools at risk under proposed legislation

A Kentucky Republican lawmaker wants to rid the public K12 system of some programs used to make schools more inclusive of people of color,...

Broward County public schools considering a four-day week for high schools, asking for input

At least one high school in the county has operated on a 4-day week for nearly 30 years. In a survey emailed to parents, the district said...

James Madison High School sheltered migrants in a storm. The hate calls poured in

An angry backlash erupted at a Brooklyn high school on Wednesday, after New York City officials housed about 500 migrant families in an auditorium...

Wisconsin education officials seek input on K-12 goals

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is creating a first-ever public-facing strategic plan and wants residents' opinions on teacher retention, mental health test scores and other topics.

Salt Lake City school board votes to permanently close 4 elementaries

Superintendent Elizabeth Grant said change is hard—even good change. But she added that change is necessary as districts across the state and country continue to lose students.

Pa.’s poorest school districts were slated for a funding boost. State aid went to school construction instead.

After initially agreeing to send hundreds of millions in additional funding to the state’s 100 poorest school districts, state lawmakers decided to reroute that money to fund school construction projects as a compromise when Democrats and Republicans were finalizing the remaining parts of the budget in December.

USDA estimates 21 million kids will get summer food benefits through new program in 2024

“No child in this country should go hungry,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in an interview with The Associated Press. “They certainly shouldn’t go hungry because they lose access to nutritious school meals during the summer months.”

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