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November 23, 2022, 2:52 AM

From cleaning to leading: California elementary school janitor becomes principal

Mike Huss, the principal of a California elementary school, shares his inspiring story of possibility and purpose.
November 23, 2022, 2:52 AM
From cleaning to leading: California elementary school janitor becomes principal
November 22, 2022, 2:07 PM

Map: Where anti-critical race theory efforts have reached

Anti-critical race theory efforts continue across the country.
November 22, 2022, 2:07 PM
How far have anti-critical race theory efforts gotten?
November 22, 2022, 1:18 PM

The librarians uniting to battle school book ban laws

Librarians are responding to schools across the country removing books that focus on LGBTQ and racial issues.
November 22, 2022, 1:18 PM
Librarians unite to battle school book ban laws
November 22, 2022, 12:43 PM

Overwhelmed teachers, staff go on strike amid severe staffing shortages

The Sacramento City Unified School District is short hundreds of teachers, according to the teachers' union.
November 22, 2022, 12:43 PM
Severe staffing crisis in Sacramento schools leads teachers, staff to go on strike
November 22, 2022, 11:44 AM

Later school start times eyed to address youth mental health crisis

New Jersey is one of several states exploring later school start times, as educators grapple with concerns about the pandemic's impact on youth's mental health.
November 22, 2022, 11:44 AM
Why some states are considering shifting school start times
November 22, 2022, 11:43 AM

How to reverse the teacher crisis exacerbated by the pandemic: Experts

The COVID-10 pandemic worsened a teacher shortage that has been taking place for years, according to a report.
November 22, 2022, 11:43 AM
How to reverse the teacher crisis exacerbated by the pandemic: Experts
November 17, 2022, 10:33 PM

Why another top-ranked law school joins Yale, Harvard in withdrawing from rankings

Yale, Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley, this week withdrew from U.S. News & World Report's rankings of the country's best law schools
November 17, 2022, 10:33 PM
Why another top-ranked law school joins Yale, Harvard in withdrawing from rankings
November 16, 2022, 3:46 AM

Duolingo co-founder: 'I want to give equal access to education'

ABC News' Em Nguyen spoke with Duolingo co-founder and CEO Luis Von Ahn, about being one of the few Latino CEOs in tech and his new endeavor Duolingo Math.
November 16, 2022, 3:46 AM
Duolingo co-founder: 'I want to give equal access to education'
November 15, 2022, 2:37 PM

48,000 University of California academic workers go on strike

Postdoctoral students, researchers, graduate students, fellows and tutors are among the thousands who are demanding more pay and benefits.
November 15, 2022, 2:37 PM
48,000 University of California academic workers go on strike
November 11, 2022, 12:55 AM

Kansas elementary school temporarily closes due to rise in respiratory illnesses

A Kansas school temporarily closed this week due to a surge in respiratory illnesses, including RSV and flu, among students and staff.
November 11, 2022, 12:55 AM
School forced to close amid rise in RSV, flu cases
November 10, 2022, 10:58 PM

Kansas board recommends ending Native American mascots

The Kansas State Board of Education is recommending that school districts end the use of Native America mascots and branding
November 10, 2022, 10:58 PM
November 10, 2022, 6:45 PM

New Mexico votes to spend over $150 million on early childhood education

Voters in New Mexico have passed a ballot measure to increase early childhood education funding.
November 10, 2022, 6:45 PM
New Mexico votes to spend over $150 million on early childhood education
November 6, 2022, 8:31 PM

Sickness affecting 48 at charter school still unexplained

Several dozen children and adults fell ill at an eastern Pennsylvania school.
November 6, 2022, 8:31 PM
November 4, 2022, 5:04 PM

Biden administration aims to expand mental health in schools across the country

This comes after a recent study in JAMA Pediatrics found that depression and anxiety symptoms among young people doubled in the first year of the pandemic.
November 4, 2022, 5:04 PM
Biden administration aims to expand mental health in schools across the country
1 month ago

College course studies 'Stranger Things' and mental health

A psychiatry course at Rutgers will task students with studying season four of the hit Netflix show to spot and diagnose different mental health issues.
1 month ago
College course studies 'Stranger Things' and mental health
1 month ago

Could a different method of teaching address low education scores?

A study from NYU found that major public school curricula lack effective cultural teaching methods. The study followed news about falling math and reading test scores.
1 month ago
A different teaching method could re-engage students amid low scores: Study
1 month ago

More Black families home-schooling because of CRT

ABC News’ Steve Osunsami reports on the rise of Black parents homeschooling their children amid concerns of racism, safety and changing school curriculums.
1 month ago
More Black families home-schooling because of CRT
1 month ago

Math test scores across the nation plummet since start of pandemic

The NAEP assessments compared test scores to students' pre-pandemic performance.
1 month ago
Test scores plummet since start of COVID-19
1 month ago

Biden touts student debt relief ahead of midterms, calls GOP criticism 'hypocritical'

"Just yesterday, State Court and the Supreme Court said no, we’re on Biden’s side," the president said in Delaware.
1 month ago
Biden touts student debt relief ahead of midterms, calls GOP criticism 'hypocritical'
1 month ago

Battle rages in W.Va. over control of public school policy

Voters in West Virginia will get the final say on a ballot question that would amend the state constitution to give the Republican-dominated legislature control over virtually every aspect of public schooling
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College enrollment drops for 3rd consecutive year since pandemic, report says

Student enrollment grew at historically Black colleges and universities.
1 month ago
US college enrollment declines again, new report says
1 month ago

College enrollment drops for 3rd consecutive year since pandemic, report says

The pace of the decline slowed this autumn, suggesting that the student exodus has begun to wane.
1 month ago
College enrollment drops for 3rd consecutive year since pandemic, report says
1 month ago

Student debt relief application website now live

With more than 40 million people eligible to benefit from student debt relief, ABC News business reporter Alexis Christoforous provides tips to use when repaying loans.
1 month ago
Student debt relief application website now live
1 month ago

Student loan forgiveness application beta version launches

A beta test version of the application for student loan relief was launched Friday.
1 month ago
Student loan forgiveness application beta version launches
1 month ago

High school class of 2022 had lowest ACT scores in over 30 years, data shows

This is the fifth consecutive year of declining average scores, according to ACT CEO Janet Godwin.
1 month ago
High school class of 2022 had lowest ACT scores in over 30 years, data shows
1 month ago

High school class of 2022 had lowest ACT scores in over 30 years, data shows

America's graduating high school class of 2022 had the lowest average ACT score in more than 30 years, according to new data.
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High school class of 2022 had lowest ACT scores in over 30 years, data shows
2 months ago

Teacher’s ‘emotion check-in’ helps students share their feelings

Mrs. Wagenleitner teaches transitional kindergarten and helps her 4-year-old students navigate their emotions with this brilliant exercise.
2 months ago
Teacher’s ‘emotion check-in’ helps students share their feelings
2 months ago

Student loan forgiveness process will be 'easy,' White House says as it releases sample application

Biden administration officials on Tuesday previewed the Department of Education's student loan forgiveness application process, which will be made public in October
2 months ago
Student loan forgiveness will be 'easy,' WH says as it releases sample application
2 months ago

Black homeschooling families take education into their own hands

ABC News' Steve Osunsami reports on the rise of Black parents homeschooling their children due to concerns about racism and what's not being taught in schools.
2 months ago
Black homeschooling families take education into their own hands
2 months ago

Minneapolis public school district faces pushback to new teacher contract

Minneapolis public school teachers negotiated a new contract earlier this year after a strike, which includes a hiring policy that protects underrepresented groups during layoffs.
2 months ago
Minneapolis public school district faces pushback to new teacher contract
2 months ago

Education Department scales back student loan forgiveness plan

The Department of Education is cutting back on President Joe Biden's federal student loan cancellation program to protect against legal challenges by six states.
2 months ago
Education Department scales back student loan forgiveness plan
2 months ago

Why young athletes may be more at risk for sudden cardiac arrest

Studies have also shown that sudden cardiac arrest is the leading medical cause of death in athletes.
2 months ago
Why young athletes may be more at risk for sudden cardiac arrest
2 months ago

Biden administration scales back student loan forgiveness for some, amid lawsuits

Biden's federal student loan cancellation program will now exclude FFEL and Perkins loans borrowers amid legal challenges, including two lawsuits
2 months ago
Biden scales back student loan forgiveness amid lawsuits: 770K borrowers excluded
2 months ago

The ultimate math whiz

Meet high school student Felix Zhang, who just became the only person in the world this year to earn a perfect score on the AP calculus exam. ABC News’ Lionel Moise has the teen’s winning formula.
2 months ago
The ultimate math whiz
2 months ago

New report says nearly 140 school districts are implementing book bans

Non-profit group "Pen America" shares report that across 32 states in the last school year more than 2,500 book bans were issued in 140 school districts.
2 months ago
New report says nearly 140 school districts are implementing book bans
2 months ago

Some school uniforms were found to have high levels of potentially harmful PFAS chemicals

Although the real health effects of PFAS are unclear, scientists and regulators are concerned about high exposure levels -- especially for children.
2 months ago
Some school uniforms linked to potentially harmful PFAS 'forever' chemicals
2 months ago

New research shows elementary students are falling behind

A study conducted earlier this month by the National Center For Education Statistics showed test scores in math and reading hit new lows after the pandemic. What parents need to know.
2 months ago
New research shows elementary students are falling behind
3 months ago

Seattle teachers union votes to suspend strike after reaching 'tentative agreement' with school district

The district said the start of school, which was supposed to be Sept. 7, will be Wednesday.
3 months ago
Seattle teachers union votes to suspend strike after reaching 'tentative agreement'
3 months ago

Annual College rankings questioned

A Columbia University professor shares how he uncovered inaccuracies in data used to rank schools, raising questions about how the annual list is compiled.
3 months ago
Annual College rankings questioned
3 months ago

Seattle schools to close for 3rd day in a row amid teachers strike

Seattle Public Schools, the largest school district in Washington state, was supposed to welcome back students on Wednesday.
3 months ago
Schools closed again during teachers strike in state's largest district
3 months ago

5th grade teacher gets huge surprise for students and fiancé

Megan Garrett, a fifth grade teacher in Maryland, spends much of her salary on school supplies and snacks for her students. She drops by “GMA3” to share her story, and gets a big surprise.
3 months ago
5th grade teacher gets huge surprise for students and fiancé
3 months ago

Some school districts turn to creative housing options to keep teachers on the job

The high cost of living is forcing school districts across the country to get creative to attract new teachers.
3 months ago
Some school districts turn to creative housing options to keep teachers on the job
3 months ago

Amid book bans, Virginia parents push for more 'authority' over what kids can read in school libraries

As cultural debates rage on in schools across the U.S. a Virginia lawmaker is hoping to make it easier for parents to control what their children read in the library.
3 months ago
Parents push for more 'authority' over what kids can read in school
3 months ago

Children in Seattle stay home for 2nd day as teachers strike

Teachers are demanding higher pay and lighter workloads in order to combat burn out and this is the second day of school that Seattle students are staying home.
3 months ago
Children in Seattle stay home for 2nd day as teachers strike
3 months ago

Black families turning to homeschooling after pandemic

From the spring of 2020 to the fall, the number of Black families who homeschooled their children increased from 3.3% to 16.1%, according to Census Bureau data.
3 months ago
Black families turning to homeschooling after pandemic
3 months ago

Seattle teacher's strike delay first day of school

The Seattle Education Association and school board have been negotiating for months over demands the unions have made to address teacher burnout as students return to school.
3 months ago
Seattle teacher's strike delay first day of school
3 months ago

LGBTQ teachers open up as their schools -- and identities -- become next front in the culture war

More than 190 "educational gag orders" -- to limit academic and educational speech or discussions -- have been introduced in at least 41 states since 2021
3 months ago
LGBTQ teachers open up as their schools become next front in the culture war
3 months ago

Feds anticipate ransomware attacks against schools could increase as new year begins

Federal law enforcement officials said they anticipate ransomware attacks against schools may increase as the 2022/2023 school year begins.
3 months ago
Feds anticipate ransomware attacks against schools
3 months ago

Parents want to know how they can keep their kids safe as they go back to school

ABC News contributor Elizabeth Neumann and psychiatrist Dr. Janet Taylor join to discuss safety tips and how to prepare children without creating more fears.
3 months ago
Parents want to know how they can keep their kids safe as they go back to school
3 months ago

Teacher reflects on teaching AP African American Studies for 1st time

The College Board has launched an AP African American Studies course. Marlon Williams-Clark, a Florida teacher, talked to "GMA" about teaching the new course.
3 months ago
Teacher reflects on teaching AP African American Studies for 1st time