At least six states have permitted the study of the Bible in classrooms, which could reignite a 19th-century debate that split US Protestants into liberal and conservative camps.
Often schools close out of a belief that taking this step will save money and help students. Whether or not those benefits materialize, there are downsides for the locals.
Biden, Sanders, Warren and other candidates are calling for a substantial and unprecedented spending boost.
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.
There's no evidence that private schools produce better results than state schools for equivalent pupils.
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.
US school segregation is higher than it has been in decades, even if there are no longer overt laws requiring racially segregated schools.
For many professional athletes, leaving their troubled neighborhoods for better resourced prep schools paved the way for success.
New analysis shows public schools have similar, or even better, results than private schools with similar rankings of socioeconomic status.
Public schools in some states outsourced their cleaning services to private companies as part of a neoliberal experiment starting in the 1990s. This has had a host of impacts, including on students.
Universities have both a responsibility and a degree of potential influence on public schooling that set them apart and impose a special duty of leadership.
A number of states are considering laws to put charter school growth on pause, saying they drain resources from public schools. A school finance expert explains the logic behind the efforts.
Teachers' unions often claim they are striking for better schools on behalf of students. A closer look at recent strikes suggests they are fighting for something else: membership.
Many states are planning to introduce Bible literacy classes in schools. These classes have a long and acrimonious history.
Following a fatal beating of a student, Chicago started a Safe Passage program in 2009 to ensure students get to and from school safely. Nine years on, how is it working?
Better funding, integrated neighborhoods and a diverse teacher workforce are among the things needed to dismantle a long-standing racially segregated school system, a scholar argues.
Urban and rural science teachers often lack funding for science lab materials and pay out of pocket to provide those materials for their students, new research detailed in this Speed Read shows.
Research explores why parents in Nairobi actively choose to send their children to private schools, despite the financial constraints.
Students with unpaid meal debts have been experiencing some shaming policies at school. New rules are aimed at protecting these children, but the real solution may lie in free meals for all.
If we look at enrolment figures for public secondary schools, it's untrue to say the steady drift towards private schools has been reversed.