February 2020 Archives

A high school student in Washington state, a school employee in the Portland, Ore., area, and a school employee in Rhode Island have tested "presumptive positive" for coronavirus, prompting shutdowns of their school buildings for disinfection.

The AASA, the School Superintendents Association, told districts to consider canceling overseas trips, teach proper hand-washing techniques, and be careful not to stigmatize students amid coronavirus concerns.

The group, which works with hundreds of first-generation and low-income students in schools across the country, selected Rey Saldaña as its new CEO.

Counter to the received wisdom, the tax credit scholarship program's expansion appears to have benefited low-income students, even as researchers wonder where the 'tipping point' might lie.

The annual issue, now in its eighth year, highlights the work of district leaders who are deploying new ideas to make a difference for their staff and students.

The Eugene, Ore., superintendent has led the district since 2015 and has emphasized diverse leadership, improved school facilities, and support services for newly arrived immigrant students and their families.

Federally supported school safety centers and grants have had a confusing history of waxing and waning.

Analysts with S&P Global Ratings and Moody's have raised concerns with its clients about the impact that open enrollment and charter school policies have on districts' budgets.

Civics education is having its moment. But is it enough to spur lasting change?

More than 1 in 20 schools in the West has moved to a shortened school week, in hopes of enticing teachers and easing travel times in some of the nation's smallest schools.

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