School dress codes continue to generate controversy
Dress codes in Washington, D.C., public schools continue to disproportionately impact black girls, according one report. Elsewhere, districts are removing references to gender in dress codes and allowing students more leeway over what they wear to class.
IES awards $10.2 million in edtech grants to 23 organizations
This year's grantees are focused on the development of a range of tools such as a platform to evaluate scholastic esports programs, an augmented reality sandbox for early learning STEM instruction, and a web-based tool to assess communication skills that students need for college and career readiness.
Student suicide tops concerns as schools open
Many district leaders have over the last few years implemented mental health screening for all students. Many administrators have also begun to train teachers and staff in mental health first aid techniques that enable educators to spot early warning signs of a student in distress and provide immediate assistance.