Gifted Summer Programs Skew White & Wealthy. Not Baltimore’s — And It’s Free — The 74

Sign up here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Donate here to support The 74’s independent journalism. Baltimore, Maryland The course is “Cloudy With a Chance of Science,” and James Ramirez places his hand-fashioned tin foil boat into a bin of water, squealing with excitement as he discovers it floats. The first grader and his classmates … Read more

Back in the Classroom and Getting Creative With STEAM – Teacher Feature

This fourth-grade teacher is finding creative ways to get her students back into the flow of classroom learning with the help of STEAM education resources from JPL. Jackie Prosser is a fourth-grade teacher in Fairfield, California, finishing her second year as a classroom teacher. She is a recent graduate of the University of California, Riverside, … Read more

Change From the Bottom Up: Political Science Research Suggests That More CRT Bills Could Come to Washington Next Year

Sign up here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Donate here to support The 74’s independent journalism. The barrage of new state legislation aiming to control how teachers can talk about race and sex has become one of the biggest education stories of 2022. But new research on the connection between local and national political parties … Read more

National Teacher of the Year Winner Kurt Russell to Emphasize Diversity as Lawmakers in His Home State of Ohio Rail Against ‘Divisive’ Topics

Sign up here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Donate here to support The 74’s independent journalism. Kurt Russell, a Black history teacher and high school basketball coach from Oberlin High School in Ohio, has been known to give up his planning periods to sit with one of his players in class — just to make … Read more

Youth Voice: Meet The 74’s All-New Student Council

Sign up here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Donate here to support The 74’s independent journalism. In this critical moment as schools across the country work to rebound from the pandemic’s lasting impacts, The 74 is launching a new effort to more directly elevate youth voices in our coverage. We have assembled a diverse 11-member … Read more

Colorado Board of Education restores control of Adams 14 to the superintendent and local school board

Board member Steve Durham called closing Adams City High School “impractical and damaging to children.” The options the school board had to choose from: reorganize the district, bring on another public or private outside manager to fully or partially manage the district, convert one or more schools into public charter schools or innovation schools, which … Read more

How higher education is working to solve the K-12 crisis |

University leaders trying to build back the pipeline of educators say changes to systems and support are needed. Taylor Wilcox/Unsplash Data from the Institute of Education Sciences shows that 44% of public schools across the United States are experiencing at least one teacher vacancy, with one-tenth of them having openings in 10% of their classrooms. … Read more

Adams 14 parents feel ignored as the state board decides the district’s fate

His daughter, Citlalli, is only 6 years old, but that’s been her dream since she was a toddler. Vargas’ wife, Elizabeth Rivas, wonders whether that can become a reality in the school district that serves Commerce City, where they live. “I want my children to have all the available opportunities… it’s not right that because … Read more

For years, the state hasn’t paid its share of what it costs to educate students with disabilities. Now, more money is coming, but is it enough?

During testimony at the Capitol for the bump in funding, one school leader recalled how one district had to eliminate a kindergarten teacher position, “to combine kindergarten and first grade so that the small rural school could pay for a full-time special education teacher, ” said Tamera Durbin, who leads Colorado Northeast BOCES, which serves … Read more

Will Sutton: Education leaders should reconsider social studies curriculum. Include more of us. | Columnist Will Sutton

Louisiana school children would be better educated – and better prepared – with a robust social studies curriculum. Unless something changes, that’s not what they’ll be getting for the next several years. Our social studies standards are supposed to be reviewed and updated every seven years. Before last month, they were last reviewed and updated … Read more