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Struggling to find substitute teachers

As California school districts face a substitute shortage so severe that some officials fear temporary school closures, some district staff are playing musical chairs...

How one student got her middle school to change its name

When Anaya Zenad researched her school’s namesake, she uncovered a history that upset her. The school was named after Juan Crespi, a Spanish missionary...

Districts Would Have to Show Equity for High-Poverty Schools Under Proposed Biden Rule

The Biden administration wants school districts to show that they’re treating their high-needs schools fairly when it comes to funding and staffing, under a...

Biden Is Wrong About Transgender Student Rights, Group of Republican AGs Says

The Biden administration overstepped its bounds when it issued “sweeping dictates” on the rights of transgender students at school, 21 Republican state attorneys general...

Justice Department Says FBI Will Address Violent Threats Against School Leaders

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday that the FBI will work with federal attorneys, as well as state and local leaders, to discuss...

‘Parents’ Bill of Rights’ Underscores Furor Over Curriculum and Transparency in Schools

New legislation in Congress to prioritize parents’ rights to know what books their children are reading in school and the identity of guest presenters...

Could juvenile detention centers look like college campuses?

California’s juvenile justice system is at a crossroads, with state-run youth prisons shutting down in less than two years. Many of the 3,600 youth held...

Some School Districts Are Feeling COVID-19 Stimulus Envy

News headlines about the three federal stimulus packages totaling $192 billion for public schools since the beginning of the pandemic have emphasized their potential...

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Tips for dealing with stress

November 3, 2021 The 3rd November is National Stress Awareness Day. With over 100,000 learners across the world who are juggling studying with life's other...

Timely Transition Tools for Back to School

As an Occupational Therapist (OT), I often make annual recommendations for back-to-school transition supports for students with special needs. A friend’s recent social media...

It’s beginning to look a lot more expensive for Christmas

This year’s holiday season will likely feel more normal than last. It’s also going to be more expensive, essentially across the board. You’ve probably noticed...

Why so much Obama-era pop culture feels so cringe now

One of the oddities of getting old is bearing witness as the pop culture you used to think would always be beyond reproach slowly...