Police-free schools movement faces first major test as students return to classrooms
After Floyd’s death prompted the Minneapolis school board to terminate its longstanding contract with the city police department, the district hired a cadre of “public safety support specialists,” many with criminal justice experience, to fill the void.
Maryland schools report surge in failure rates for second quarter (subscription)
The data offered a year-to-year look at failing course grades in math, English, science and social studies for the second quarter. In each category, roughly two-thirds of school systems saw failure rates double, triple or increase even more for middle and high school students.
PA school district cancels classes after teachers call out sick due to vaccine reactions
All five schools in the Upper Perkiomen School District closed Friday after dozens of staff members called out sick. The superintendent says so many staff members called out because of reactions to recent COVID vaccinations.
During the pandemic, a few education changes were for the better
Hints of a remote learning legacy are emerging. The digital pivot made some districts solve preexisting tech gaps. Educators explored new social-emotional supports with heightened attention to mental health. And parents have transformed into stronger collaborators in their children’s learning.