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On a per-student basis, school staffing levels are hitting all-time high

Schools in 46 states effectively lowered their teacher-student ratios by continuing to hire while enrollment has dropped

New York’s ultra-Orthodox schools go under the microscope

Every student failed a round of standardized testing done in 2019 to students at the Central United Talmudical Academy.

This special education school’s classrooms are so understaffed parents say it’s unsafe

Carmen Gober never planned to homeschool. But in the final days of this summer break, she worried that her son AJ’s school had a dire staff shortage — so bad, it might not be able to function.

Queens public school staffer broke autistic student’s arm: notice of claim

A staff member at a Queens public school for disabled kids broke an autistic boy’s arm while trying to snatch an iPad from him and then lied about how the child was injured, according to a new legal filing in Queens Supreme Court.

Virginia will block schools from accommodating transgender students

The new “model policies” — a version of which must be adopted by all of the state’s 133 school districts next month — will require transgender students to access school facilities and programs matching the sex they were assigned at birth.

As abortion bans take effect, Texas revises sex education to reduce teen pregnancy

Texas schools will teach about contraceptives, instituting the first new standards for teen sexual health education in more than 20 years.

DeSantis-appointed board chair asks if state can suspend Broward Schools superintendent

Broward and at least seven other school districts, including Miami-Dade and Hillsborough counties, defied DeSantis and imposed mask mandates to protect their students.

State board approves Spotsylvania superintendent candidate with no background in education

The Virginia Board of Education agreed to license a controversial candidate for superintendent in Spotsylvania County with no experience in education.

NAACP critical of push to revoke teaching license

Oklahoma’s NAACP has criticized state education secretary Ryan Walters for calling on the state Board of Education to revoke a Norman Public Schools teacher’s license.

Lenox principal resigns, was fired in 2008 over conduct with BArT student

Salvatore Frieri was a substitute at the Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School in 2008 when school officials reported to police that they had information about “an inappropriate relationship” between Frieri and a 15-year-old sophomore at the school.

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