Schools have become the latest target of cyberattacks

Oct 13, 2017
A hacking organization shut down a Montana school district for three days following threats of violence and a demand for bitcoin.
A laptop displays a message after being infected by a ransomware as part of a worldwide cyberattack.

Deportations trouble Texas schools

Oct 13, 2017
Public schools stand to lose about $8,000 per child, but they don't know how many students are unauthorized.
Ricardo Sánchez Carrillo with the Department of Bilingual Education in Michoacán, México.
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Doing the math on back-to-school tax breaks

Aug 18, 2017
Politicians are the real winners, one expert says.
A child checks her back-to-school shopping list at a Target in Rosemont, Illinois. 
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The women's strike triggers two school district closures for the day

Mar 6, 2017
Administrators say the upcoming “A Day Without a Woman" event will cause a staffing shortage.
Women across the U.S. might join nation-wide strike on Wednesday and not go to work.
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Schools report post-election bullying and harassment

Nov 15, 2016
The Southern Poverty Law Center is surveying teachers about the climate after Donald Trump’s win.
Hannah Stephenson, 2, eats a granola bar before joining her mother and 8-year-old brother in a march against President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday in Philadelphia.
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Clinton unveils anti-bullying plan for schools

Oct 28, 2016
Bullying has been a big problem in schools for a long time. But teachers say the the ugliness of the election has made things worse. Today, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will outline a proposal to dole out $500 million…
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally with first lady Michelle Obama at Wake Forest University on Thursday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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Schooling the principals

Oct 13, 2016
The Wallace Foundation announces a grant to strengthen training programs for school principals.
Half of new principals leave within three years, according to a School Leaders Network report.
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Chicago teachers stage one-day walkout

Apr 1, 2016
"Effectively, the district is bankrupt," said one former Chicago schools chief.
Lincoln Park High School in Chicago, Ill.
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Report finds 'staggering' inequities in urban schools

Oct 7, 2015
First citywide look at schools paints bleak picture.