Fewer students enrolled in public school and more were home-schooled during the 2020-21 school year. Researchers analyzed records in Michigan to understand what drove parents to make these decisions.
Charter school enrollment grew during the pandemic. But behind these schools’ rising popularity is a history of harsh discipline, inaccessibility and targeted marketing.
Microschools might be an attractive alternative to regular public schools that are wrestling with the pandemic, but they are mostly out of reach for low-income students, a researcher says.
If it sounds like the law is all over the place on school mask mandates, that’s because it is. The nation’s schools are subject to a complex web of local, state and federal laws.
Two scholars of inclusive education explain how segregated Black schools advocated for Black children in a way that’s often missing from today’s desegregated classrooms.
A professor of urban education argues that an epidemic of majority-Black public school closings is hurting already vulnerable communities across the country.
Teacher turnover is higher among Black and Latino teachers than white teachers. An education policy expert explains what schools can do to reverse the trend.
New research on Atlanta-metro students suggests they fell 7-8 months behind on learning during the pandemic.
An early childhood education expert explains what’s in the proposal and why it’s not really a partisan issue.
The unprecedented wave of federal funding could be used to modernize public schools – the second-largest public infrastructure in our nation, behind only highways.
Can schools discipline students for remarks made online? The answer is not entirely clear.
One recommendation to fix inequity in Australia is for the government to fund non-government schools to the same degree as government schools, while banning them from charging fees.
US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has resigned. Five experts comment on the impact she had on education.
Layoffs and pay freezes next year would hurt in-class instruction and student progress when it’s most needed.
Kindergarten enrollment dropped 16% this year, according to an NPR survey of 60 school districts across 20 states.
America’s public schools often lack the adequate security to protect their students’ most sensitive data from being linked on the web.
Is the public education that Ruby Bridges fought to integrate a relic of the past?
The push to expand charter schools in the U.S. contributed to a robust movement of teachers’ unions and allies demanding a well-resourced public school system.
Racial, ethnic and class inequities regarding gifted and talented services are found in most school districts.
The education philosopher Paulo Freire would have denounced the pandemic-fueled proliferation of online schooling as an affront to democracy and a further entitlement for those in positions of power.