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.
Across the country, more food catering programs are making it easier for students to enjoy healthy lunches at school and easing the stress of packing lunches on parents by providing alternatives to what is offered at the cafeteria.
Students in Erie, Pa., – many from Erie's inner city – will spend their summer exploring horsemanship, theater, and more through Urban University, a youth leadership program. It aims to provide mentorship, hands-on skills, and guidance on how to practically apply faith to daily life.
So far, Wisconsin has awarded nearly $6 million to 53 school districts to install the sensors and other security upgrades. Schools hope the sensors will lead to faster response times if there's an active shooter, but the technology hasn't been universally embraced and isn't widely used yet.
In the aftermath of recent school shootings in the United States, including one at a middle school in an Indianapolis suburb, community and school officials in Indiana are seeking funds to bolster safety programs to prevent another tragedy.
In a closely watched case that could influence affirmative action practices in college admissions decisions, a federal judge on Friday rejected a motion from Harvard University to rule in its favor. The university faces a lawsuit on the basis of discrimination against Asia-American applicants. The trial is set to begin on Oct. 15.
US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is expected to issue new rules for governing sexual harassment and assault cases on college campuses. Last year, the Trump administration reversed Obama-era guidelines, saying the policies lead to too many false accusations.
The US Department of Justice is backing a 2014 lawsuit against Harvard University by Asian-American applicants that claims the college unlawfully suppresses the number of Asians admitted. The lawsuit goes to trial in October.
Students filed nearly 24,000 federal fraud complaints over the past year, almost entirely against for-profit colleges, as enrollment falls. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed changes to Obama-era regulations that would bolster the struggling industry.
The website offers children age 8 to 18 accessible resources on how to prepare for the possible deportations of parents and guardians. The practical advice ranges from making sure children have keys to their houses to how to find legal and financial help.
Spectactors attend the opening of the Lumiere 2018 Grand Lyon Film Festival, in Lyon, France, Oct. 13.
Students will also be advocating for gun control measures such as tighter regulation, universal background checks, and training for individuals who own an AR-15 and other semi-automatic riffles.
Late-night television host Jimmy Fallon delivered a surprise commencement speech at this year's graduation ceremony for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Along with the graduating class, family members of slain victims of the February shooting received diplomas for their loved ones.
Instead of sending suspended students home, a new pilot program called Positive Alternatives to Student Suspension in Massachusetts offers tutoring, counseling, and other forms of support to address underlying issues that led to the disciplinary action.
In the summer after a tragedy, Stoneman Douglas High School students will have community-organized activities such as sports and creative arts to help them heal and recover with their peers.
When students threaten their peers or teachers, schools are often confronted with a difficult question: remove the aggressor and risk violating their right to an education or leave the community vulnerable?
Nearly all public school teachers in the US report paying for school supplies with their own money, according to a study from the National Center of Education Statistics, and few receive any form of reimbursement.
In the fall, miniature satellites will be launched into space aboard an International Space Station resupply rocket. Students in Southwest Virginia will be tracking their progress as part of a program designed to inspire technological innovation in a region traditionally focused on coal.
Under the Title VII Indian Education program, schools around the country can infuse workshops on indigenous culture into their curricula. In Utah, the program has helped students perform better in school, especially for those who are American Indian.
A program that makes it possible for foreign students to work in the United States after graduation has expanded over the past decade due to increased hiring in the technology sector, according to a Pew Research Center study, despite falling numbers of foreign students.