Many districts make the switch to attract teachers and save money. Though some extend the school day, classroom time often contracts.
Principals are calling, texting and throwing pizza parties in an effort to bring down chronic absenteeism that can affect funding.
New research finds that low-income children who grow up in communities with lots of cross-class relationships are more likely to rise out of poverty.
A new survey finds that the vast majority of American schools are using activity monitoring software to track students. The intent is to keep students safe, but it's more common to be used for disciplinary reasons.
Thousands of schools are located in areas subject to flooding, a Pew study says. Rebuilding puts schools in competition for safer land.
Some districts are offering more pay and housing stipends. Others are cutting back, putting a bigger load on remaining teachers.
Real estate experts say buying in a desirable district benefits non-parents too.
Teachers demanding higher pay is one example of new costs. That could make it harder for schools to borrow money, a new report says.
Some schools are using their COVID relief funds to upgrade heating and cooling systems, including installing air conditioning.
It can be challenging to figure out whether pandemic-related changes will end up being permanent.