Reading & Literacy Book Ban Efforts Surging in 2022, Library Association Says
This year's numbers for challenges to books already approach last year's totals, which were the highest in decades.
Recruitment & Retention How Teacher and Other School Staff Recruitment Is Changing
For one thing, virtual hiring processes are here to stay.
Standards Political Debate Upends Texas Social Studies Standards Process
The Lone Star State is the latest to throw out a set of standards after conservative activists organized in opposition.
Equity & Diversity Texas School District Imposes Broad Restrictions on Transgender Students' Rights
The policy addresses bathroom use, students' pronouns, and library books, and it prohibits discussion of gender fluidity in the classroom.
Student Well-Being Sandy Hook Survivors to Uvalde Students: You’ll Learn to Live With Your Trauma
Now on the cusp of adulthood, the survivors of Sandy Hook are telling their stories, some for the first time.
School Climate & Safety ‘They Took Care of Me’: Uvalde 4th Graders Waited an Hour With Wounded Teacher
A scar down Elsa Avila's torso brings her to tears as a permanent reminder of the horror she endured with her students in the May 24 shooting.
Equity & Diversity Texas School District Rejects ‘In God We Trust’ Signs Featuring Rainbows, Arabic
Under a new law, Texas public schools are required to hang posters emblazoned with “In God We Trust” if someone donates a poster.
School Climate & Safety Uvalde School Police Chief Fired for Response to Shooting
In a unanimous vote, the Uvalde school district has fired police chief Pete Arredondo under mounting pressure in the grieving Texas town.
School Climate & Safety How the Uvalde Tragedy Is Affecting Texas High School Football Games, Stadium Security
Texas school administrators are reevaluating their in-school and extracurricular security policies and instituting new ones.
School Climate & Safety Panic Buttons Gain Traction as a School Safety Tool
A growing number of districts are shelling out tens of thousands of dollars per school for panic buttons to summon help during a shooting.
School & District Management Lacking Bus Drivers, Schools Make Tough Calls on Transportation
Three districts talk about how they've had to revise their transportation plans this school year and get the message to families.
Equity & Diversity In Their Own Words 'We've Come a Long, Long Way': A Former Uvalde Educator Reflects on the Town's History
As the Uvalde, Texas, community considers the future of the school, Maria Castañon Hernandez reflects on how it's changed.