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

Emails: Roanoke County librarians raised concerns about new media policy | Education

A change in the Roanoke County school system’s media policy prompted a debate and concerns, including from the division’s head librarian, according to emails obtained by The Roanoke Times through the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Before being added to a school’s collection, two elementary school librarians must now read and write a review for … Read more

Roanoke County School Board passes more restrictive library book policy | Education

The Roanoke County School Board unanimously passed a new library policy that’s more restrictive to adding new books at its meeting Thursday night. The matter comes after a book, “When Aidan Became a Brother,” was removed from Herman L. Horn Elementary last year, amid debate. That book is about a transgender boy wanting to be … Read more

Letter from the Editor |

It’s with no small note of irony that the latest (and how sad to have to use that term) deadly mass school shooting came five days after Ohio announced $5 million for schools to improve security, and just days after two local schools finished active school shooter drills. The shooting at an elementary school in … Read more

Stoughton high school students hold ‘Policy Over Prayers’ walkout | School

STOUGHTON (WKOW) — The tragedy in Texas moved some Stoughton High students to hold a walkout to talk about how this most recent school shooting has affected them and the changes they’d like to see. “We came back from this one, just utterly shocked and just feeling like we needed to do something,” said Clare … Read more

Comal County schools add security in wake of Uvalde tragedy | Community Alert

Local school districts got a wake-up call for increased security more than four years ago when a gunman killed 10 people and injured 13 at Santa Fe High School. It was the deadliest rampage at a school in Texas history — until Tuesday, when 19 children and two teachers were killed by an 18-year-old gunman … Read more

Comal County schools tighten up in wake of Uvalde tragedy | Community Alert

Local school districts got a wake-up call for increased security more than four years ago when a gunman killed 10 people and injured 13 at Santa Fe High School. It was the deadliest rampage at a school in Texas history — until Tuesday, when 19 children and two teachers were killed by an 18-year-old gunman … Read more

Texas special education director trials sparks law change recommendations

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The week-long trial of a Texas special education director over her involvement in a situation involving a non-verbal student with severe autism ended in a mistrial last week — but it could result in a massive overhaul of the laws designed to protect special education students in the state. Seated inside the … Read more

Indiana Department of Education dashboard to measure school performance | News

The Indiana Department of Education is developing a new school performance dashboard that will broaden how schools are measured beyond standardized test scores. In grades K-8, the Indiana Graduates Prepared to Succeed (GPS) dashboard will include indicators such as third-grade literacy, eighth-grade math proficiency, student attendance, advanced coursework prior to grade 9 and 21st Century … Read more

After Buffalo massacre RPS superintendent says schools must teach ‘divisive concepts’ | Education

The massacre in which a white gunman stormed into a Buffalo, NY, grocery store and killed 10 Black shoppers and employees underscores that schools should teach about “so-called ‘divisive’ concepts,” Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras says. “Tragedies like this weekend’s are also why we must teach so-called “divisive” concepts in our schools. We need … Read more