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Supporting Our Schools Supply Donations Drive

Supporting Our Schools Supply Donations Drive

Collecting supplies and donations to give students and teachers access to the materials they need

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 at 08:11 AM EDT

Schools Eye Facial Recognition Technology to Boost Security

Schools Eye Facial Recognition Technology to Boost Security

The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against a database of...

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 01:31 PM EDT

Common Goes Back to School to Help Teachers

Common Goes Back to School to Help Teachers

Rapper Common has won three Grammys, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award but a recent visit to a New York City school was "humbling" — mainly because many of the students were too young to know his music. The...

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 10:40 AM EDT

Big Move for Big Bird: Sesame Street Is Entering Classrooms

Big Move for Big Bird: Sesame Street Is Entering Classrooms

Sesame Street is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum — a move that experts say could open the door for other...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 02:57 PM EDT

Obama Reveals Summer Reading List

Obama Reveals Summer Reading List

Former President Barack Obama shared his summer reading recommendations in a lengthy Facebook post ahead of a trip to Kenya and South Africa this week. “I wanted to share a list of books that I’d recommend for...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 12:13 PM EDT

Strangers Give Chicago Teacher Money for Students on Flight

Strangers Give Chicago Teacher Money for Students on Flight

Kimber Bermudez was simply flying to visit her parents in Florida when the Chicago teacher’s trip took an unexpected turn — ending with a gesture from strangers that left her stunned. What began as a simple...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 07:23 PM EDT

Harvard Dropouts Help High Schoolers With College Process

Harvard Dropouts Help High Schoolers With College Process

When middle school friends Zack Perkins and Johan Zhang were trying to get into college, they say they had little guidance. Their public school guidance counselor had hundreds of other students, and they didn't...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 10:11 AM EDT

NYC Teachers to Get 6 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

NYC Teachers to Get 6 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

New York City will provide six weeks of parental leave at full salary for all of its public school teachers.

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 09:13 AM EDT

Outsourcing School Lunch: Food Deliveries Are Remaking Meals

Outsourcing School Lunch: Food Deliveries Are Remaking Meals

Families around the country are finding new options for their children's midday meal thanks to a growing number of delivery options catering to students. Some deliver to the schools, others to homes. As for...

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 at 05:05 AM EDT

US to Stop Advising Schools to Consider Race in Admissions

US to Stop Advising Schools to Consider Race in Admissions

The Trump administration said the government would no longer encourage schools to use race as a factor in the admissions process, rescinding Obama-era guidance meant to promote diversity among students. The...

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 08:09 AM EDT

Parents Revolt Over Elite NYC School's Race Division Policy

Parents Revolt Over Elite NYC School's Race Division Policy

An elite West Village private school that has been separating students into homerooms by race for the past year will end the policy amid furor from parents who only recently learned about it. This past...

What We're Doing

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