Education

Suburban Philadelphia district’s equity initiative provokes anger over critical race theory

Bessie Cunningham is 99 years old, and it is still painful for her to talk about why she never got…

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Faculty diversity lags at Colorado public colleges

In a state that’s become increasingly diverse, the professors who teach at Colorado’s four-year colleges are overwhelmingly white. Of the…

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I asked my daughter if she’d read Dickens. She asked me if I had read Trevor Noah’s memoir.

I grew up in a rural town in South Carolina, and I always had required summer reading. I took English…

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COVID won’t stop these Detroit 8th graders from going to college. Here’s why.

How do you capture the pandemic school year in a word or phrase? Ask the students that survived it. “Frustrating…

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Chicago special education monitor extended by Illinois

The Illinois State Board of Education this week approved another year of state oversight of Chicago Public Schools’ special education…

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Some Bronx parents are calling for a remote learning option next year

For the first time in almost a decade, Bronx mom Lourdes Jibodh did not receive a letter from her son’s…

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NYC moves to clear Absent Teacher Reserve, but it’s likely here to stay

No, the controversial Absent Teacher Reserve isn’t going anywhere — despite recent headlines trumpeting its end. But the education department…

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The pandemic upended his senior year in Chicago. It also taught him to let go.

During the past 15 months, Elijah Warren worked on two documentary films, joined a virtual book club with President Barack…

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CPS unveils $135 million curriculum tailored to Chicago

In a glossy YouTube unveiling on Thursday, Chicago Public Schools offered a preview of its new, centralized $135 million curriculum…

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Gov. Pritzker says he intends to sign bill that would establish elected school board in Chicago

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday that he plans to sign a bill that would establish a 21-person, elected school board…

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