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May 12, 2022, 6:03 PM

Mississippi school board upholds firing over 'New Butt' book

A Mississippi educator fired for reading a children’s book called “I Need a New Butt!”
May 12, 2022, 6:03 PM
Mississippi school board upholds firing over 'New Butt' book
May 9, 2022, 1:52 PM

3D yearbook

ABC News’ Will Ganss has more on the graduation gift that’s helping one high school’s visually challenged students remember the faces of their classmates for years to come.
May 9, 2022, 1:52 PM
3D yearbook
May 2, 2022, 10:35 PM

Education leader responds to culture wars in classrooms: 'It's creating anxiety'

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, reacts to political battles erupting in school board meetings and classrooms across the country.
May 2, 2022, 10:35 PM
Education leader responds to culture wars in classrooms: 'It's creating anxiety'
April 30, 2022, 3:26 PM

Oakland parents join teachers in 1-day strike over school closures

Teachers say the closures disproportionately impact minority communities.
April 30, 2022, 3:26 PM
Teachers and parents protest over school closures in Oakland
April 30, 2022, 12:17 PM

Headcounts are down at public schools. Now budgets are too.

Public school systems are beginning to feel the pinch from enrollment losses tied to the coronavirus pandemic
April 30, 2022, 12:17 PM
Headcounts are down at public schools. Now budgets are too.
April 28, 2022, 12:56 PM

How kids’ education has suffered because of pandemic

COVID has taken a toll on children’s academic progress, but here’s how parents can help their kids get back on track.
April 28, 2022, 12:56 PM
How kids’ education has suffered because of pandemic
April 28, 2022, 12:04 AM

Oakland teachers plan walkout Friday over school closures

A school workers' union said the district is going back on a 2019 agreement with its planned closures.
April 28, 2022, 12:04 AM
Oakland teachers plan walkout Friday over school closures
April 27, 2022, 10:26 PM

You won't believe how many colleges this teen got accepted to

Ja’Leaha Thornton is the valedictorian at Glades Central High School in Florida, and now, a very sought after high school student for many colleges.
April 27, 2022, 10:26 PM
You won't believe how many colleges this teen got accepted to
April 27, 2022, 9:14 PM

Biden signals he may eliminate some student loan debt

President Joe Biden has indicated that executive action to erase some federal student loan debt may come sooner rather than later.
April 27, 2022, 9:14 PM
Biden signals he may eliminate some student loan debt
April 27, 2022, 5:54 PM

High schooler accepted into 72 colleges shares advice for other students

High school student Ja'Leaha Thornton has been accepted into 72 colleges and universities and plans to attend Xavier University of Louisiana in the fall of 2022.
April 27, 2022, 5:54 PM
High schooler accepted into 72 colleges shares advice for other students
April 26, 2022, 7:10 PM

Oakland teachers plan walkout over school closures

About 70% of public school teachers in Oakland, California, voted to engage in a one-day walkout to protest unfair labor practices over school closures.
April 26, 2022, 7:10 PM
Oakland teachers plan walkout over school closures
April 23, 2022, 8:35 PM

13-year-old Minnesota youth set to graduate from college

The boy has a major in physics and a minor in math.
April 23, 2022, 8:35 PM
1 month ago

Textbook publishers left in the dark after Florida rejects long list of books

Florida rejected almost 41% of the mathematics books submitted for the upcoming school year. Now, teachers are left scrambling and publishers are being left in the dark.
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Textbook publishers left in the dark after Florida rejects long list of books
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Some relief may be in sight for students paying back loans

The Education Department announced it will provide retroactive credits via waivers and adjustments, and is expected to help thousands of borrowers seeking to have their student loans eliminated.
1 month ago
Some relief may be in sight for students paying back loans
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Students make video to prove their high school needs repairs

Human waste flows up from the ground and floods an area where kids eat lunch.
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How one teacher uses books to help students with emotions like anxiety, grief

Andrea Burns, a fourth-grade teacher in Kansas, uses SEL or social-emotional learning to help students with their mental health.
1 month ago
How one teacher uses books to help students with emotions like anxiety, grief
1 month ago

Homeschooling surge continues despite schools reopening

The coronavirus pandemic ushered in what may be the most rapid rise in homeschooling the U.S. has ever seen
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New Mexico boosts its free college program, at least for now

Flush with tax revenues and federal aid, many U.S. states are increasing support for free college programs
1 month ago
New Mexico boosts its free college program, at least for now
1 month ago

'GMA' celebrates Iowa mom who helps students thrive

Ahead of the release of Robin Roberts' book "Brighter by the Day: Waking Up to New Hopes and Dreams," the "GMA" co-anchor is celebrating mom Angela Lange.
1 month ago
'GMA' celebrates Iowa mom who helps students thrive
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Texas school district to adopt 4-day week amid teacher shortage

Jasper Independent School District in Jasper, Texas, will move to a four-day school week for the 2022-2023 school year, in a bid to recruit and retain more teachers.
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School district to adopt 4-day week amid teacher shortage
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A star student

Meet Jonathan Walker, the Florida teen accepted into 27 universities and offered $4 million in scholarships. ABC News’ Will Ganss has more.
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A star student
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Ohio lawmakers introduce education legislation

The bill, which mirrors Florida’s “Parental Rights in Education” bill, would ban classroom-led discussion of sexual orientation, gender identity and other “divisive” topics in elementary schools.
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Ohio lawmakers introduce education legislation
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Music teacher wins the 'Oscars of Teaching'

Newark, New Jersey, high school music teacher Sarah Mae Lagasca won the prestigious $25,000 Milken Educator Award, which celebrates teachers in the U.S.
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Music teacher wins the 'Oscars of Teaching'
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Why some states are considering shifting school start times

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.
1 month ago
Why some states are considering shifting school start times
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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.
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Why some states are considering shifting school start times
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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.
1 month ago
How to reverse the teacher crisis exacerbated by the pandemic: Experts
2 months ago

Missouri regulates boarding schools after abuse allegations

Allegations prompted a new Missouri law to rein in religious boarding schools.
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This teacher has life lessons for her students, and TikTok is loving it

"Kids aren't computers," said Maddie Richardson, a science teacher at Parker Performing Arts School. "They can't be all analytics and all data all the time."
2 months ago
This teacher has life lessons for her students, and TikTok is loving it
2 months ago

Severe staffing crisis in Sacramento schools leads teachers, staff to go on strike

The Sacramento City Unified School District is short hundreds of teachers, according to the teachers' union.
2 months ago
Severe staffing crisis in Sacramento schools leads teachers, staff to go on strike
2 months ago

Sacramento Schools closed as teacher strike continues

Teachers in the Sacramento area began a strike on March 23 after an agreement on a contract could not be reached.
2 months ago
Sacramento Schools closed as teacher strike continues
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Minneapolis teachers OK contract; classes to resume Tuesday

Minneapolis teachers have approved a new contract to end a strike that has kept students out of their classrooms for nearly three weeks
2 months ago
Minneapolis teachers OK contract; classes to resume Tuesday
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
Librarians unite to battle school book ban laws
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Minneapolis Public Schools reach tentative deal with teachers

The announcement comes after more than two weeks of negotiations.
2 months ago
Minneapolis Public Schools reach tentative deal with teachers
2 months ago

‘GMA’ teams up with College Board to surprise deserving students

As college admissions roll in for the high school class of 2022, many students are finding steep price tags in those welcome packets.
2 months ago
‘GMA’ teams up with College Board to surprise deserving students
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Map: Where anti-critical race theory efforts have reached

Anti-critical race theory efforts continue across the country.
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How far have anti-critical race theory efforts gotten?
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Detroit schools aim to catch up, and then some, with US aid

Detroit's public school system is investing much of its $1.3 billion in federal COVID-19 relief aid to improve learning for its students and help fix what has been broken for decades
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Detroit schools aim to catch up, and then some, with US aid
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Anti-critical race theory bill signed into law by Mississippi governor

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed an anti-critical race theory bill into law.
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Anti-critical race theory bill signed into law by Mississippi governor
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Mississippi: Assistant principal fired over book choice

He read a children’s book to 2nd graders district leaders said was inappropriate
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‘Parental Rights in Education’ bill moves forward

The controversial measure, dubbed the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill by critics, has passed the Florida legislature. ABC News’ Andrea Fujii reports on what’s in it.
2 months ago
‘Parental Rights in Education’ bill moves forward
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Teacher accused of slapping student charged with battery

A northern Indiana teacher is accused of striking a student across the face.
2 months ago
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Twin teacher strikes possible in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Teachers in Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools could strike as soon as Tuesday for higher wages, smaller class sizes and more mental health services
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Twin teacher strikes possible in Minneapolis and St. Paul
3 months ago

‘Abbott Elementary’ star, ‘GMA’ surprises Philadelphia teacher

Third grade teacher Xiomara Robinson is recognized for going above and beyond for her students at Comegys Elementary School.
3 months ago
‘Abbott Elementary’ star, ‘GMA’ surprises Philadelphia teacher
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'GMA' and 'Abbott Elementary' star team up to surprise educator

ABC News' Robin Roberts is in Philadelphia as "GMA" prepares to honor a teacher at Benjamin B. Comegys school, with a little help from "Abbot Elementary" star and creator Quinta Brunson.
3 months ago
'GMA' and 'Abbott Elementary' star team up to surprise educator
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'Abbott Elementary' star, 'GMA' surprise Philadelphia teacher, school

‘Abbott Elementary’ star Quinta Brunson and ‘GMA’ surprise Philadelphia teacher Xiomara Robinson, who teaches at Benjamin B. Comegys Elementary School.
3 months ago
'Abbott Elementary' star, 'GMA' surprise Philadelphia teacher, school
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'GMA' gets ready to surprise Philadelphia teacher

ABC News' Robin Roberts and T.J. Holmes join "Abbott Elementary" star Quinta Brunson for an incredible surprise for educator Xiomara Robinson.
3 months ago
'GMA' gets ready to surprise Philadelphia teacher
3 months ago

Missouri school district rescinds decision on banned book

The district faced criticism and a class-action lawsuit.
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Financial aid expert Jessica Brown talks tackling college debt before it starts

"GMA" shines a light on Black women and college debt as two studies show that Black students carry $25,000 more debt than their white peers on average.
3 months ago
Financial aid expert Jessica Brown talks tackling college debt before it starts
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San Francisco recalls 3 school board members amid debate about pandemic priorities

San Francisco voters overwhelmingly cast their ballots to remove three members of the city’s school board Tuesday night.
3 months ago
San Francisco recalls 3 school board members in landslide election
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Preschool closes, apologizes after blackface activity

A Massachusetts Montessori preschool has shut down and apologized after a classroom full of toddlers painted black faces on paper plates and held them up to their own faces to celebrate Black History Month
3 months ago
Preschool closes, apologizes after blackface activity
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New Zealand’s Ardern to give Harvard commencement speech

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been chosen to give the keynote speech at Harvard University’s spring commencement
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