Nearly all states required or recommended that public schools close their doors in 2020 due to the pandemic. As schools […]


According to a September 2020 survey of millennials and Gen Z respondents in 50 states conducted by the nonprofit Claims Conference, 63 percent of respondents did not know that 6 million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust. Although there were […]


Citing the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others as impetus, state boards of education around the country issued statements during June 2020 that committed or recommitted them to taking action to promote racial equity, and they […]


The prevalence of dyslexia in the general population varies from 5 to 17 percent, though students with the reading disorder often remain undiagnosed, according to Dyslexia International. To be most effective, interventions by trained teachers should begin early in a […]


Student achievement and school discipline practices are strongly linked over the long term. One Texas study found that about 10 percent of students suspended or expelled between grades 7-12 ultimately dropped out, and those suspended or expelled for discretionary violations […]


Michigan’s State Board of Education recently renewed its stand against the use of Native American mascots, logos, or nicknames for school teams. During its March 2017 meeting, the board passed a motion to give the state superintendent authority to withhold […]