‘Always scared’: Traffic chaos outside NYC schools threatens children
Two years ago, a boy crossing a street in Queens on his way to school was run over and killed by a man driving a 20-ton truck. Seven weeks later, a girl died under the wheels of a school bus. Two days after that, a woman driving with a suspended license struck and killed a boy in a crosswalk.
As NOLA Public Schools face enrollment decline, demand could determine which schools stay open
Demand is very concentrated at certain schools, leaving others at risk of too-low enrollment which will make them more likely to be closed or consolidated as the district continues to deal with fewer students.
This Miami-Dade County teacher married a woman. Now she’s not a teacher anymore
Nicolette Solomon found her way to teaching through her work for a nonprofit traveling into schools and counseling LGBTQ students, helping transgender children change their names and gay, lesbian or queer children come out to parents and peers.
California public schools get record $128.3 billion in latest spending plan
State plans to give schools a record $128.3 billion and expand its per-student spending to $22,850 to fund universal kindergarten, college savings accounts for all students, youth mental health, and teacher training and recruitment, among other needs.
Philly brings process to fix aging schools to the public. Is it enough?
As The School District of Philadelphia aims to tell the public how it is managing its aging infrastructure, parents and community leaders remain concerned about possible school closures, lack of enrollment data, and transparency when it comes to maintenance and safety.