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Learning recovery, getting rid of lead, and student mental health are among the priorities for Philly as it puts federal...
06/10/2022
Target areas for Philly’s latest round of COVID aid? Staffing, learning loss, and asbestos

Learning recovery, getting rid of lead, and student mental health are among the priorities for Philly as it puts federal COVID relief to use, but the money won’t cure all the district’s issues.

Learning recovery, getting rid of lead, and student mental health are among the priorities for Philly as it puts federal COVID relief to use, but the money won’t cure all the district’s issues. 

"My grandmother’s high school refused to let her be valedictorian because of her race. Here’s how she responded, and how...
06/10/2022
How my grandmother’s courageous response to racism shapes my education journalism

"My grandmother’s high school refused to let her be valedictorian because of her race. Here’s how she responded, and how it’s shaped my work in education journalism."

My grandmother’s high school refused to let her be valedictorian because of her race. Here’s how she responded, and how it’s shaped my work in education journalism.

At an event hosted by Chalkbeat and College Track, students explained that the pandemic added to their mental health bur...
06/10/2022
Students, psychologists say existing mental health resources aren’t enough

At an event hosted by Chalkbeat and College Track, students explained that the pandemic added to their mental health burden. Here’s what they say they need now. #education #MentalHealth

At an event hosted by Chalkbeat and College Track, students explained that the pandemic added to their mental health burden. Here’s what they say they need now.

Learning recovery, getting rid of lead, and student mental health are among the priorities for Philly as it puts federal...
06/09/2022
Target areas for Philly’s latest round of COVID aid? Staffing, learning loss, and asbestos

Learning recovery, getting rid of lead, and student mental health are among the priorities for Philly as it puts federal COVID relief to use, but the money won’t cure all the district’s issues.

Learning recovery, getting rid of lead, and student mental health are among the priorities for Philly as it puts federal COVID relief to use, but the money won’t cure all the district’s issues. 

Rosa Beltran went to high school in a small, southern Colorado town. She never expected to graduate and eventually dropp...
06/08/2022
Sacrifice and success: Behind the rapid rise of Colorado Hispanic graduation rates

Rosa Beltran went to high school in a small, southern Colorado town. She never expected to graduate and eventually dropped out and became a teen mom. Now, her daughter is a high school graduate — and part of a decade of progress for Hispanic students.

Colorado’s Hispanic graduation rate rose nearly 20 percentage points in the last decade, double the gain for all students, and faster than for any other demographic.

"My grandmother’s high school refused to let her be valedictorian because of her race. Here’s how she responded, and how...
06/08/2022
How my grandmother’s courageous response to racism shapes my education journalism

"My grandmother’s high school refused to let her be valedictorian because of her race. Here’s how she responded, and how it’s shaped my work in education journalism."

My grandmother’s high school refused to let her be valedictorian because of her race. Here’s how she responded, and how it’s shaped my work in education journalism.

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06/07/2022

🚨 TOMORROW 🚨 Join us for this important event. RSVP 👉 bit.ly/3sRQseE

The study offers the clearest picture to date of the toll that the first year of the pandemic took on American educators...
06/07/2022
Study documents COVID fatality rates of teachers, child care workers

The study offers the clearest picture to date of the toll that the first year of the pandemic took on American educators — and the disproportionate impact on child care workers in particular. #earlychildhoodeducation #COVID

Child care workers died at higher rates than other workers, while teachers died at somewhat lower rates in 2020.

"For my family, P.S. 24 was the promise of America delivered, a public school that was free and open to everyone in the ...
06/07/2022
Our New York school introduced my family to America’s promise, and its inequities

"For my family, P.S. 24 was the promise of America delivered, a public school that was free and open to everyone in the neighborhood. It was where we learned to be Americans. It’s also where we observed how deeply the seeds of inequity were embedded in this free and open system."

Chalkbeat story editor Krishnan Anantharaman looks back at the impact of his years at Public School 24 in Flushing, New York.

We're hosting student panelists from across the country to share their experiences with mental health and wellness, how ...
06/06/2022

We're hosting student panelists from across the country to share their experiences with mental health and wellness, how they've felt during the pandemic, and what they need next. RSVP for this important discussion: bit.ly/3sRQseE

“Being separated is sort of the antithesis of being human. I think that contact, whatever kind of contact — physical, ma...
06/05/2022
Dancing to the end of social distancing in NYC schools

“Being separated is sort of the antithesis of being human. I think that contact, whatever kind of contact — physical, making connections with people — is part of human nature. So I think it’s been unnatural for a lot of kids, and they can’t wait to get back to doing things the way they’re used to." #artseducation #dance

Dancing Classrooms is a nonprofit that teaches students across the city to ballroom dance. With the end of social distancing requirements, students can once again hold hands and link arms with their partners. 

Sacrifices and hopes drive what students refer to as ganas — their will. Here's how school strategies, improved economic...
06/05/2022
Sacrifice and success: Behind the rapid rise of Colorado Hispanic graduation rates

Sacrifices and hopes drive what students refer to as ganas — their will. Here's how school strategies, improved economic conditions, and the fierce determination of families are leveraging those ganas to get more Hispanic students to graduation.

Colorado’s Hispanic graduation rate rose nearly 20 percentage points in the last decade, double the gain for all students, and faster than for any other demographic.

06/05/2022
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Without Philadelphia’s free preschool program, one mother asked, “How would I be able to afford full-time child care?”

When it comes to mental health and wellness, how are students doing? How have they felt during the pandemic? And what do...
06/04/2022

When it comes to mental health and wellness, how are students doing? How have they felt during the pandemic? And what do they need next? RSVP for this important discussion. ➡️ bit.ly/3sxpzN4

As this third year of disrupted learning draws to an end, we asked school communities  how they’ll remember this time an...
06/04/2022
The Comeback we didn’t expect: Inside the stop-and-start school year of 2021-22

As this third year of disrupted learning draws to an end, we asked school communities how they’ll remember this time and what lessons they’ll take with them from a comeback year that didn’t always feel like one. Here's what they said about the highs and lows.

The buildings that swung wide their doors to students in the fall of 2021 were changed schools.

When it comes to mental health and wellness, how are students doing? How have they felt during the pandemic? And what do...
06/01/2022

When it comes to mental health and wellness, how are students doing? How have they felt during the pandemic? And what do they need next? RSVP for this important discussion. ➡️ bit.ly/3sxpzN4 #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #school

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