From food insecurity to school violence to early-onset mental health conditions, K-12 students face many challenges inside and outside the classroom that can hinder their academic success. Schools increasingly provide services to help children with these challenges, and government leaders have started funding these services through legislation.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the push to virtual learning has highlighted existing inequities in access to technology and connectivity, as well as underlined cybersecurity gaps in education.
The Pasco County, Fla., school district has come under fire for sharing student data with law enforcement. Now the chair of the U.S. House education committee has called for an investigation into the practice.
As science has evolved on COVID-19 and best practices to mitigate the spread, some schools have decided to pursue an air purification strategy that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers emerging tech.
A landmark decision by Miami-Dade County Public Schools to begin converting its noisy, pollutant-belching diesel buses into an electric fleet was driven by middle school student Holly Thorpe's science fair project.
In the wake of the ongoing international pandemic, a growing number of students across the nation have developed a strong interest in public health and are channeling that into obtaining related degrees.
Great Bend will apply to the Kansas State Department of Education to start a virtual school in 2022. The school board has authorized the application, but it is not obligated at this point to start an online school.
Finger Lakes Community College is one of five schools across the U.S. to share in a $1.9 million grant to design pilot programs that support rural students and, as a result, drive economic growth.
A new government-funded scholarship program will provide dorm beds, meal plans and case management to homeless teens who enroll at Framingham State University or Massachusetts Bay Community College.
Santa Fe Public Schools will remain in the remote-learning model for the time being, with officials expressing concern over the newest staring of the coronavirus that is proving to be more easily transmissible.
Plus, Code for America condemns the attack on the U.S. Capitol; the U.S. State Department adds its first permanent chief data officer position; and Congress directs FCC to create emergency broadband funds.
The Polk County Public Schools district office’s individual schools are now sending out letters asking parents of their students to make a choice between eLearning or in-person school as the pandemic continues.
The city’s school district will begin testing students and staff for the coronavirus when in-person instruction resumes on Monday, Jan. 11, testing 10 percent of its population on a random basis as a surge continues.
The University of Illinois has completed a critical step toward federal approval for a saliva-based COVID-19 test, but some worry it’s taking too long to help other state colleges and school districts amid the pandemic.
This school year, more than 21,000 students in the Akron, Ohio, district are receiving online instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the history of such learning in the district actually goes back decades.
The bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Monica P. Wallace, would require the Lockport City School District to turn off the 300 digital cameras it installed to feed images to facial recognition software in its buildings.
Kent State University was identified as one of the organizations that was potentially hacked during a widespread software breach, and according to an analysis, hackers may have had access to Kent State’s systems for more than a year.
Baltimore County public school representatives delivered a letter to district leaders, stating the lack of transparency and communication following the recent ransomware attack is “wreaking havoc upon havoc.”
New Mexico Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart acknowledged the significant gains made in connecting students to remote learning tools, but said there is still work to be done throughout the state.
A national digital privacy think tank said the Pasco, Fla., Sheriff’s Office and schools must immediately change a program that uses student data to ID potential future criminals to comply with federal law.
After Gov. Jay Inslee nudged Washington's school districts to reopen buildings, he asked lawmakers for $400 million to mitigate what's become known as learning loss while not knowing how much students have fallen behind.