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School Shootings Ignite Controversial Proposals Around Arming Teachers
Gun-rights advocates across the country are pushing to allow educators to carry concealed weapons in classrooms to protect students from an attack on a school. But many organizations passionately disagree that arming staff will help keep kids safe.
The Aftermath of the Atlanta Test Cheating Scandal
It was one of the largest cheating scandals in the nation. Nearly 200 Atlanta educators were suspected of erasing and correcting student answers on standardized tests. Years later, the fallout of that scandal reverberates. (October 25, 2017)
Taking STEM Lessons Outside of the School Day
The demand for skilled workers in science, technology, engineering, and math is increasing, and schools are feeling pressure to bolster so-called STEM education. A Rhode Island after-school program is helping out. (November 15, 2017)
How Much Do State Education Chiefs Get Paid?
We analyzed salary data for the superintendents of all 50 states and D.C. Here’s what we found. (September 25, 2017)
Prepping the Classroom for Back-to-School
The annual back-to-school ritual is in full swing at Shields Elementary School in Lewes, Del., where teachers are readying their classrooms for a new school year. (August 31, 2017)
Social-Emotional Skills Are the Foundation of Learning at Washington, D.C.'s High School for Young Men of Color
Benjamin Williams, the principal at Ron Brown College Prep in Washington D.C., is focused on uplifting young men of color.