Child Tax Credit payments largely used on necessities, including education costs

About 40 percent of low-income families nationwide reported using expanded Child Tax Credit payments on education-related expenses including after-school programs, tutoring services, transportation to school, tuition, books and other supplies, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Over 90 percent of families with […]

The benefits of police on campus must be weighed against drawbacks, report finds

The presence of police on school grounds helps with general safety by decreasing unarmed violent offenses like fights, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Albany and RAND Corporation, published by the Annenberg Institute at Brown University. However, that appears to […]

New study explores partisan impacts on civics education

By and large, high school principals surveyed by researchers at the Universities of California, Los Angeles and Riverside showed support for civic education regardless of the political context of their communities, district priorities or individual beliefs. However, support for the discussion of controversial issues was […]

Reports highlight concerns with increased monitoring of student activity online

The Center for Democracy & Technology released a pair of reports on Sept. 21 detailing the concerning use of online monitoring software that can track student activity on devices like laptops or tablets, during a time when remote learning was the only educational option available […]

Immediate surge in school shootings spotlights need for student SEL supports

April 2020 marked the first month with no shootings on school grounds in nearly two decades. It also marked the first full month in which students throughout the country remained home as schools and businesses closed their doors due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. […]

Discrimination, lynchings, bullying and internment: The Asian American experiences that deserve our school’s attention

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – a national celebration of  the vibrant and diverse traditions and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. This month comes at a pivotal time in the awareness and acknowledgement of the discrimination against Asian Americans in the […]

Californians unsatisfied with distance learning, worried schools won’t reopen by fall

Sixty-five percent of Californian adults approve of the way their local school district handled closures caused by the COVID-19 crisis, according to April’s Public Policy Institute of California statewide survey. The 17th annual survey, conducted online in multiple languages between April 1 and 14 of […]