Ending a three-day walk-out, Denver teachers returned to their classrooms with a tentative deal to raise their pay. Colorado’s example is the latest in a national movement launched by West Virginia teachers' "Red4Ed" strike a year ago.
Spurred by teacher activism nationwide, Denver educators are challenging one of the nation's oldest incentive pay systems – a practice they say creates competition within schools and does not equitably pay teachers struggling to make ends meet in a rapidly growing city.
Even though there's bipartisan consensus on increasing school spending and better pay for teachers, political division and budget constraints complicate how that money should be spent.
Welcome to "poli-rad," a class in Worthington, Ohio, where seniors study, listen to, and then converse with extremists. The class strives to teach its students how to engage respectfully and to ask questions when confronted with groups who hold beliefs different from their own.
As the government shutdown settles into its second month, several colleges and universities have started offering grants and allowing students to defer tuition payments. The measures are a welcome relief, but the number of affected students continues to rise.
After a 21-hour bargaining session, a Los Angeles teachers union and school officials voted to ratify a deal. The compromise ended a six-day strike in the nation’s second-largest district, with commitments to raise the educators’ pay and reduce class size.
Apps, websites, and software that contain video game elements help teachers connect with students whose lives are increasingly intertwined with technology. Although the game-based approach may be effective, some worry that the emphasis on pursuing rewards may be harmful.
President Trump's federal school safety commission was tasked with improving security in America's schools, and on Dec. 18 it issued its recommendations – among them, suggestions for arming teachers and 'hardening' school buildings against attackers.
After the Darien, Conn., school system banned parents from visiting their elementary schoolers during lunch, a debate has arisen about the role of parents in children's schooling, and what "collaboration" between schools and parents truly means.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to overhaul how cases of sexual misconduct are handled on school campuses as a way to simplify existing policies and grant those accused of misconduct a presumption of innocence throughout the disciplinary process.
US colleges and universities have received more than $350 million from the Saudi government this decade, according to an AP investigation. But after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, some schools have decided to cut ties.
Three men were found guilty of fraud in a federal court for making secret payments to families of top recruits. The verdict gives the NCAA greater ability to enforce its bylaws related to recruitment.
When hurricane Harvey ripped through Texas, it closed Houston-area schools for weeks on end and displaced thousands of families. Despite these enormous setbacks, students worked hard to improve test scores and make other significant gains.