Back to school
While the rest of the country’s schools were losing ground in math during the COVID pandemic, student performance in a rural Alabama school district was soaring.
A studded headboard for your dorm bed? Or how about a custom-made cabinet that covers your mini-fridge?
Young students who were hit hardest by the pandemic are entering the upper grades of elementary school.
U.S. colleges are searching for solutions as they see alarming numbers of students arrive with gaps in their math skills.
Across the country, schools are scrambling to catch up students in math as post-pandemic test scores reveal the depth of missing skills.
Across the country, books and lessons that represent different families and identities are increasingly the target of conservative pushback — even when they’re for the youngest of learners.
Bologna sandwiches may be an easy kid’s school lunch. But busy parents can prepare something they also will want to bring to work.
Georgia Republican lawmakers passed a law to make it easier to challenge school library books as inappropriate, but few people are using it.
After a summer with the kids around, the start of school can be a chance for parents to focus more on their own projects and work.
Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street has put an international spin on two classic American after-school snacks — popcorn and peanut butter cookies.
Nationwide, students have been absent at record rates since schools reopened after COVID-forced closures.
ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence chatbots have become the go-to source for cheating in college.
Teachers are leaving jobs in growing numbers, state reports show. The turnover in some cases is highest among teachers of color.
Homeless kids often fell through the cracks during the tumult of the pandemic, when many schools struggled to keep track of families with unstable housing.
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — One girl runs and hides when she sees thin people with long hair similar to the gunman who stormed into her Uvalde school and killed 21 people.
Everywhere, it seems, the return to school has been shadowed by worries of a teacher shortage. The U.S. education secretary has called for investment to keep teachers from quitting.
Oak Park, Ill. (AP) — Keyon Robinson was just a month away from graduating from high school when he took a loaded gun, placed it in his backpack and headed to campus.
The survivors who were able to walk out of Sandy Hook Elementary school nearly a decade ago want to share a message of hope with the children of Uvalde, Texas: You will learn how to live with your trauma, pain and grief.
Students in Uvalde are going back to school for the first time since a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers in a classroom attack that shocked the country.
In the aftermath of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, governors around the country vowed to take steps to ensure their students would be kept safe.
When Elsa Avila looks at the scar that runs down her torso, she can’t help but remember May 24, when a gunman stormed her fourth grade wing at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two teachers and leaving her and others wounded.
MIAMI (AP) — In her 24 years as a school board member in Florida, Marta Perez proposed a Bible study class for students, opposed a measure to boost anti-racism curricula after the killing of George Floyd and spoke out against adopting a textbook that included pictures of contraceptive methods that s
A new national study finds math and reading scores for America’s 9-year-old students fell sharply during the pandemic, underscoring the impact of two years of learning disruptions.
As some children struggled to keep up with school in the early years of the COVID-19 pandemic, many states saw significant increases in the number of students held back to repeat grades.
Mounting evidence from around the country shows that students who spent more time learning remotely during the 2020-2021 school year, many of them Black and Latino, lost about half of an academic year of learning.
School districts around the country are starting to invest in programs aimed at addressing the mental health of teachers.
In states such as Texas, Ohio and Indiana, some college students say new abortion restrictions are influencing their personal and political behavior as they return to campuses.
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Melissa Lee comforted her son and daughter after a student opened fire in their suburban Kansas City high school, wounding an administrator and a police officer stationed there.
This year’s back-to-school season will restore a degree of pre-pandemic normalcy. But many of COVID-19’s lasting impacts remain a troubling reality for schools.