The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count Data Book cites improvements for teens, but notes that minorities still lag in several areas compared to their white peers.
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June 21, 2016
April 04, 2016
A new law in Oregon includes grant funding for schools to pilot "trauma-informed" solutions to chronic absenteeism.
January 25, 2016
Closed for blizzard recovery, Washington, D.C., schools are offering free breakfasts and lunches to students and their families.
November 19, 2015
The number of homeless children dropped 5.8 percent in 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates. But others question that figure.
June 23, 2015
Advocates of restorative justice announced a victory Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Unified School District announced the reallocation of some school-policing funds toward programs meant to improve school climate.
June 09, 2015
The poll, administered by Communities in Schools and Public Opinion Strategies, also identified student apathy, disruptive student behavior, and a lack of parental involvement as problematic.
May 18, 2015
Are schools legally obligated to address the effects of student trauma in the classroom? A new lawsuit against the Compton Unified School District says that they are and that many fail to do so.
January 16, 2015
It's a continuation of a trend that's been building for years and a "defining moment" for the U.S. education system, which must find ways to confront the barriers poverty creates for academic achievement in order to thrive, an analysis says.
December 31, 2014
Rules for Engagement's most popular posts of 2014 covered school lunches, violence, discipline, civil rights, health, and a whole-child approach to education.
November 18, 2014
Homeless families are frequently headed by single mothers who lack the education, child care, transportation, and social supports to find a long-term, stable home for their children, a report says.