Chicago’s teachers are on strike for the first time since 2012.
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Teachers' unions often say they go on strike to improve conditions for students. A closer look at recent walkouts suggests they are also fighting for something else: membership.
Public schools around the nation, like this one in Beverly Hills, California, are spending more on security.
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Efforts to 'harden' school buildings could distract from the need to focus on human behavior and what's known about school shooters.
Breaking homework assignments down into smaller parts makes it easier to complete.
When it comes to completing homework, getting organized and celebrating small victories along the way is key, an expert on learning strategies says.
The portion of primary schools that have police officers on site has risen dramatically in recent years.
About one-third of America's primary schools have a school police officer on hand. Do these officers make schools safer, or are they turning primary schools into mini police precincts?
Most kids get dismissed from school hours before the workday ends.
When families need to spend more time and money taking care of their kids on weekdays, it can take a toll on careers – especially for women.
School segregation was the law of the land in the U.S. during much of the 19th and 20th centuries.
School integration is often thought of as something that took place in the 1960s. But the first black student to desegregate a school by court order was an Iowa girl named Susan Clark in 1868.
The ABC’s Don’t Stop The Music looked at the benefit of music education in disadvantaged schools.
As comparisons are made between the finances of private and public schools, investment in a creative education for all should be prioritised.
Instilling a love of books.
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A technique developed for teachers and tutors can work if followed by the child's loved ones.
When their kids get older, parents should try to phase out homework help.
Under the right circumstances, homework help from parents is helpful.
Those worksheets might not do much for a child’s grades.
How much homework kids should do is a subject of great debate.
New data show more girls and minority students are taking advanced computer science courses in high school.
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New data show more girls and minority high school students taking Advanced Placement courses in computer science. A computer science professor weighs in on what that means for the future of the field.
Corporal punishment in schools around the world is disappearing, but a handful of countries have held on to the practice.
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While more and more countries have moved to ban corporal punishment in schools, certain types of nations have been slower than others to outlaw the practice. A recent analysis seeks to explain why.
Lead-based paint is being found in roughly half of schools that do inspections, a federal report reveals.
A federal report reveals that most school districts are failing to inspect their buildings for lead-based paint hazards and, when they do, often fail to tell parents about what they found.
A 1974 Supreme Court decision found that school segregation was allowable if it wasn’t being done on purpose.
When the Supreme Court exempted suburbs in the North from the kind of desegregation orders imposed in the South, it enabled the 'de facto' segregation that continues in America's schools to this day.
A research assistant demonstrates an app designed to document what takes place in special education classrooms.
A professor of information discusses how an app she developed can help solve the problem of schools failing to report when students are restrained or secluded.
More schools are plopping students in front of computer screens for ‘personalized learning.’ What are the drawbacks?
Throughout the nation, parents and students are pushing back against personalized learning. An expert on the different ways that students learn explains what's behind all the fuss.
Brandon Fant, left, gets his blood tested for lead poison levels by Lashae Campbell at a clinic in Flint, Michigan.
The children who suffered lead poisoning as a result of the Flint water crisis of 2014 are likely to struggle academically and socially as a result, an expert on treating lead-poisoned children argues.
Kevin Porter, Jr., of USC, is introduced prior to the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft at Barclays Center.
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For many professional athletes, leaving their troubled neighborhoods for better resourced prep schools paved the way for success.
Educators often fail to recognize fathers, a researcher contends.
When children don't live with their fathers, educators often act as if the men don't exist, an expert on child development laments in an essay about why schools must do more to recognize dads.
Summer enrichment programs can lead to academic gains.
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Instead of expecting parents to help kids stay sharp during the summer, schools should offer more programming, a literacy instructor argues.