Report finds 'staggering' inequities in urban schools

Oct 7, 2015
First citywide look at schools paints bleak picture.
Posted In: Education, schools, cities

Pennsylvania's budget battle is hurting school funding

Oct 2, 2015
Some local schools are taking out loans to make ends meet.
Posted In: schools, funding, budgets

Charters transform New Orleans schools, and teachers

Aug 12, 2015
Why the city's instructors are younger, whiter and less traditionally trained.
Posted In: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, schools

Some schools are still testing students for drug use

Jul 16, 2015
The tests are legal, but their effectiveness is questionable.
Posted In: drug testing, schools, Alabama
Kevin Chandler, a fellow with Urban Teacher Center, teaches second grade at Liberty Elementary School in Baltimore.

Training urban teachers who stay

Jan 5, 2015
To prevent high teacher turnover, an urban training program takes a page from medical profession.
Posted In: teachers, teacher training, schools

Student data and school attendance

Nov 21, 2014
Schools are gathering data on kids, and as student databases grow, so does the ability of technology to predict how or what a kid might do next.
Posted In: Education, data, schools, students
Students at Yorkshire Elementary School in Manassas, Virginia, sample new school dishes on a menu created to meet new standards.

Farm-to-table movement comes to school cafeterias

Nov 20, 2014
15 school districts in California take up the challenge to serve healthier lunchroom meals made from local ingredients.
Posted In: Youth Radio, schools, cafeteria, Food, school nutrition, school lunch
School supplies

Your Wallet: The rising cost of school supplies

Aug 22, 2014
Marketplace's Adriene Hill explains the rising cost of school supplies being handed to parents.
Posted In: back-to-school shopping, budget cuts, schools

If you give a kid an iPad...

Aug 21, 2014
The ACLU sues a school district in Massachusetts over its tablet policies.
Posted In: schools, low-income families, iPad

School staffing up nearly 400%, but not with teachers

Aug 13, 2014
Hiring teacher's aides played a big part in this increase. We look at the 'why'.
Posted In: teachers, schools, Education