NATIONAL: When Strikes Happen, Teachers’ Aides Have…

The national spotlight on the strikes and walkouts this spring has been on the teachers themselves. But in the shadows was another group that’s just as critical for keeping schools running: support staff. Often overlooked in the broader public discourse,… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Illinois School Board Takes Control of…

Illinois' state board of education has taken on sweeping authority to supervise special education in the Chicago school district, voting to appoint an outside monitor who for at least three years will have to approve any changes to the district's… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Winning the STEM Race Means Boosting…

America is woefully behind the rest of the world in preparing workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow. An estimated 3 million jobs are unfilled in America because not enough workers have the necessary STEM (science, technology, engineering and… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Teens Are Cyberbullying Themselves. Why?

Hannah Smith was a 14-year-old living in Lutterworth, England, when she began receiving hateful messages on the social-networking site Ask.fm. A few weeks later, she committed suicide. Convinced their daughter was a victim of cyberbullying, her family called for the… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Study: Hotter Classrooms Make it Harder…

Students' ability to learn is undermined when their classrooms are too hot, new research says, a finding that could help explain persistent gaps in performance between students in poorer regions and countries without consistent access to air conditioning and those… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: The ‘Active Shooter’ video game horrified…

The gunman, armed with an AK-47, is in a second-story window of a school, prepared to make a final, bloody stand. SWAT officers rush into an entrance below. Two are struck by gunfire and are instantly killed. As fleeing civilians… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Too many absences? It might not…

Two D.C. Council members say repeated absences this school year should not prevent students from receiving diplomas — a proposal that could allow truant seniors to graduate as the city reels from a graduation scandal that engulfed last year’s seniors.… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Virginia student sues school system, alleging…

A 17-year-old Fairfax County student and her parents are suing the county school system, accusing officials of failing to properly investigate a sexual assault that allegedly took place during a band trip. The district’s response was “flawed at every stage… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Are American kids happy in school?…

Do kids like school? The only way to know is to ask them, and that’s the aim of surveys conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, NAEP, a test known as “the nation’s report card” because it is seen… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Courts halt DeVos’s partial student debt…

A federal judge has banned the U.S. Department of Education from using earnings data to grant only partial student loan forgiveness to defrauded borrowers who attended defunct for-profit chain Corinthian Colleges. The decision is rooted in Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s… Read full article at The Washington Post