Student Success

5 ways school leaders can help disconnected communities access broadband

"This is a nuanced issue," said Tom Ferree, chairman & CEO of Connected Nation, a Kentucky-based nonprofit working to get more families hooked up to the internet, "and it’s critical for us to identify the pain points and work together to find solutions for not only expanding access to broadband but also helping people adopt and use the resources it offers.”

Which districts made Niche’s top 15 ‘2024 Best School Districts in America’?

Several states across the country boast some of the most impressive school districts as they appear a handful of times throughout Niche's latest 2024 rankings, including one state that is home to the top three school districts in the nation. 

Hundreds of schools join the list of America’s healthiest in 2023

These 780 schools stand out for enabling students to get regular exercise, building tighter connections with their communities and expanding social-emotional learning.

Report: Where do your state’s SAT scores rank?

Scholaroo's new state-by-state analysis uncovers how students performed across the country on their most recent SAT exams. See if yours made the top—or bottom—10.

Restorative justice: Why it may be the best response as behavior worsens

Restorative justice reduced arrests by 19% and out-of-school suspensions dropped by nearly as much in Chicago Public Schools that have adopted less punitive discipline.

How to get more out of grades and test scores to help high school graduates

K12 guidance counselors and college admissions officers are urged to consider the levels of school, neighborhood and family resources available to students.

Why laws that bar teaching about race, LGBTQ topics have little to block

White authors and characters remain far more present in K12 curriculum than authors and characters of any other race or ethnicity, according to the “The Search for More Complex Racial and Ethnic Representation" study by Ed Trust.

Digital civil rights: 7 ways to protect student privacy as AI expands

Advocates are warning that schools' efforts to detect dangerous online activity increasingly threaten both academic freedom and the privacy of students—particularly those from the LGBTQ+ community, Title I schools and other marginalized groups.

Here’s why Gen Z students are less optimistic about their postsecondary opportunities

Affordability is one of the primary reasons middle and high school students simply can't see themselves enrolling in college. Here's what leaders need to know.

These 5 states boast the most Blue Ribbon Schools in 2023

The top state produced 33 Blue Ribbon Schools this year among the 353 schools recognized overall. This recognition is a testament to their leaders' ability to foster "academic excellence and positive school cultures," said U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.

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