News Update

Health barriers to learning

Schools can play a central role in identifying unmet student health needs

Immigrant surge slows, but challenges remain for schools

In the first eight months of fiscal year 2015, fewer than 18,000 unaccompanied minors arrived in the United States

Lockers give way to charging stations

Of the 2,000 high school students in Albemarle County Public Schools, only 25 requested lockers last school year

Rising cases of self-injury treated with new therapy

An estimated 13 percent to 26 percent of high school students engage in non-suicidal self-injury

Chicago teachers asked to raise pension contributions

District looks to save about $130 million per year

Year-round schooling gains popularity

The number of public, year-round schools—also called “balanced-calendar” schools—increased by 26 percent from 2007 to 2012

A patchwork of homeschool policies

The lines between homeschooling and the public ed system are beginning to blur

Teacher shortage at ‘crisis’ levels

Salaries remain low, public school funding is down and some states have eliminated tenure protections

Report: 30 percent of districts lack anti-bullying policy

Every state in the country now has an anti-bullying law, but the regulations vary widely

More free, healthy meals in Baltimore schools

Federal program allows schools with high poverty rates to replace traditional, tiered-price meal programs