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June 30, 2022, 10:32 AM

California late start law aims to make school less of a yawn

Middle and high school students in California will be able to sleep a little bit later when the new school year starts
June 30, 2022, 10:32 AM
June 28, 2022, 1:07 PM

Government agencies warn about potential student loan rip-offs

Law enforcement agencies across the country are sounding the alarm over companies trying to potentially take advantage of consumers paying off student loans.
June 28, 2022, 1:07 PM
Government agencies warn about potential student loan rip-offs
June 21, 2022, 8:02 PM

New York teacher creates empowerment program for female students

Persephone DaCosta, a dance and career leadership instructor in Brooklyn, drops by to talk about her female empowerment program for young women, and gets a big surprise from GMA3.
June 21, 2022, 8:02 PM
New York teacher creates empowerment program for female students
June 21, 2022, 1:53 PM

Teacher twirls out of school after 50 years of teaching

A retiring Michigan English teacher received a standing ovation from students and staff at a Grand Rapids high school on her last day of classes.
June 21, 2022, 1:53 PM
Teacher twirls out of school after 50 years of teaching
June 20, 2022, 10:51 PM

Creating opportunities in science for the next generation

Scott Heimlich, vice president of the Amgen Foundation, talks creating funding and access to science programs for all. ABC News contributor Alicia Quarles explains.
June 20, 2022, 10:51 PM
Creating opportunities in science for the next generation
June 15, 2022, 3:44 PM

Alabama teen accepted to 15 schools with $2 million in scholarships

Rotimi Kukoyi was accepted to 15 universities, with $2 million in scholarship offers. But he's not done inspiring others yet.
June 15, 2022, 3:44 PM
Alabama teen accepted to 15 schools with $2 million in scholarships
June 15, 2022, 12:05 AM

Federal court: NC school can't require girls to wear skirts

A federal appeals court rules a charter school violated female students’ rights.
June 15, 2022, 12:05 AM
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Helping underprivileged students achieve college education

A charter school in Indiana is working to break the cycle of poverty in underserved communities.
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Helping underprivileged students achieve college education
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Walt Disney World celebrates teachers

The Disney Imagination Campus team brought together 50 educators for some magical moments.
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Walt Disney World celebrates teachers
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Educators head to Florida for Disney's Imagination Campus

"GMA"'s Danielle Breezy reports on what's in store there this holiday weekend.
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Educators head to Florida for Disney's Imagination Campus
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Teacher provides free 'pad bags' to students as wish list for menstrual products goes viral

Kylie DeFrance is an eighth-grade teacher at a Title I charter school in Austin.
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Teacher provides free 'pad bags' to students after request goes viral
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Montana schools chief cited in case of illegal bus passing

Police have cited Montana's top schools administrator in a case in which a pickup truck illegally passed a school bus last week while it was stopped to pick up students in a residential subdivision
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Montana schools chief cited in case of illegal bus passing
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Taking race out of education could fuel white nationalism, some educators say

As states move to ban critical race theory and race education, some educators doing so could fuel white supremacist extremism amid the Buffalo shooting aftermath.
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Anti-race education efforts could worsen white supremacy in US, some educators say
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How the pandemic has worsened racial disparities in education

COVID-19 has made inequalities in education worse and Rey Saldana, president and CEO of Communities in Schools, explains how his organization is working to close the achievement gap.
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How the pandemic has worsened racial disparities in education
2 months ago

Mississippi school board upholds firing over 'New Butt' book

A Mississippi educator fired for reading a children’s book called “I Need a New Butt!”
2 months ago
Mississippi school board upholds firing over 'New Butt' book
2 months ago

3D yearbook

ABC News’ Will Ganss has more on the graduation gift that’s helping one high school’s visually challenged students remember the faces of their classmates for years to come.
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3D yearbook
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Education leader responds to culture wars in classrooms: 'It's creating anxiety'

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, reacts to political battles erupting in school board meetings and classrooms across the country.
2 months ago
Education leader responds to culture wars in classrooms: 'It's creating anxiety'
2 months ago

Oakland parents join teachers in 1-day strike over school closures

Teachers say the closures disproportionately impact minority communities.
2 months ago
Teachers and parents protest over school closures in Oakland
2 months ago

Headcounts are down at public schools. Now budgets are too.

Public school systems are beginning to feel the pinch from enrollment losses tied to the coronavirus pandemic
2 months ago
Headcounts are down at public schools. Now budgets are too.
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How kids’ education has suffered because of pandemic

COVID has taken a toll on children’s academic progress, but here’s how parents can help their kids get back on track.
2 months ago
How kids’ education has suffered because of pandemic
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Oakland teachers plan walkout Friday over school closures

A school workers' union said the district is going back on a 2019 agreement with its planned closures.
2 months ago
Oakland teachers plan walkout Friday over school closures
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You won't believe how many colleges this teen got accepted to

Ja’Leaha Thornton is the valedictorian at Glades Central High School in Florida, and now, a very sought after high school student for many colleges.
2 months ago
You won't believe how many colleges this teen got accepted to
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Biden signals he may eliminate some student loan debt

President Joe Biden has indicated that executive action to erase some federal student loan debt may come sooner rather than later.
2 months ago
Biden signals he may eliminate some student loan debt
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High schooler accepted into 72 colleges shares advice for other students

High school student Ja'Leaha Thornton has been accepted into 72 colleges and universities and plans to attend Xavier University of Louisiana in the fall of 2022.
2 months ago
High schooler accepted into 72 colleges shares advice for other students
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Oakland teachers plan walkout over school closures

About 70% of public school teachers in Oakland, California, voted to engage in a one-day walkout to protest unfair labor practices over school closures.
2 months ago
Oakland teachers plan walkout over school closures
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13-year-old Minnesota youth set to graduate from college

The boy has a major in physics and a minor in math.
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Textbook publishers left in the dark after Florida rejects long list of books

Florida rejected almost 41% of the mathematics books submitted for the upcoming school year. Now, teachers are left scrambling and publishers are being left in the dark.
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Textbook publishers left in the dark after Florida rejects long list of books
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Some relief may be in sight for students paying back loans

The Education Department announced it will provide retroactive credits via waivers and adjustments, and is expected to help thousands of borrowers seeking to have their student loans eliminated.
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Some relief may be in sight for students paying back loans
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Students make video to prove their high school needs repairs

Human waste flows up from the ground and floods an area where kids eat lunch.
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How one teacher uses books to help students with emotions like anxiety, grief

Andrea Burns, a fourth-grade teacher in Kansas, uses SEL or social-emotional learning to help students with their mental health.
3 months ago
How one teacher uses books to help students with emotions like anxiety, grief
3 months ago

Homeschooling surge continues despite schools reopening

The pandemic ushered in the most rapid rise in homeschooling in U.S. history.
3 months ago
Homeschooling surge continues despite schools reopening
3 months ago

New Mexico boosts its free college program, at least for now

Flush with tax revenues and federal aid, many U.S. states are increasing support for free college programs
3 months ago
New Mexico boosts its free college program, at least for now
3 months ago

'GMA' celebrates Iowa mom who helps students thrive

Ahead of the release of Robin Roberts' book "Brighter by the Day: Waking Up to New Hopes and Dreams," the "GMA" co-anchor is celebrating mom Angela Lange.
3 months ago
'GMA' celebrates Iowa mom who helps students thrive
3 months ago

Texas school district to adopt 4-day week amid teacher shortage

Jasper Independent School District in Jasper, Texas, will move to a four-day school week for the 2022-2023 school year, in a bid to recruit and retain more teachers.
3 months ago
School district to adopt 4-day week amid teacher shortage
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A star student

Meet Jonathan Walker, the Florida teen accepted into 27 universities and offered $4 million in scholarships. ABC News’ Will Ganss has more.
3 months ago
A star student
3 months ago

Ohio lawmakers introduce education legislation

The bill, which mirrors Florida’s “Parental Rights in Education” bill, would ban classroom-led discussion of sexual orientation, gender identity and other “divisive” topics in elementary schools.
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Ohio lawmakers introduce education legislation
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Music teacher wins the 'Oscars of Teaching'

Newark, New Jersey, high school music teacher Sarah Mae Lagasca won the prestigious $25,000 Milken Educator Award, which celebrates teachers in the U.S.
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Music teacher wins the 'Oscars of Teaching'
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Why some states are considering shifting school start times

New Jersey is one of several states exploring later school start times, as educators grapple with concerns about the pandemic's impact on youth's mental health.
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Why some states are considering shifting school start times
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Later school start times eyed to address youth mental health crisis

New Jersey is one of several states exploring later school start times, as educators grapple with concerns about the pandemic's impact on youth's mental health.
3 months ago
Why some states are considering shifting school start times
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How to reverse the teacher crisis exacerbated by the pandemic: Experts

The COVID-10 pandemic worsened a teacher shortage that has been taking place for years, according to a report.
3 months ago
How to reverse the teacher crisis exacerbated by the pandemic: Experts
3 months ago

Missouri regulates boarding schools after abuse allegations

Allegations prompted a new Missouri law to rein in religious boarding schools.
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This teacher has life lessons for her students, and TikTok is loving it

"Kids aren't computers," said Maddie Richardson, a science teacher at Parker Performing Arts School. "They can't be all analytics and all data all the time."
3 months ago
This teacher has life lessons for her students, and TikTok is loving it
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Severe staffing crisis in Sacramento schools leads teachers, staff to go on strike

The Sacramento City Unified School District is short hundreds of teachers, according to the teachers' union.
3 months ago
Severe staffing crisis in Sacramento schools leads teachers, staff to go on strike
3 months ago

Sacramento Schools closed as teacher strike continues

Teachers in the Sacramento area began a strike on March 23 after an agreement on a contract could not be reached.
3 months ago
Sacramento Schools closed as teacher strike continues
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Minneapolis teachers OK contract; classes to resume Tuesday

Minneapolis teachers have approved a new contract to end a strike that has kept students out of their classrooms for nearly three weeks
3 months ago
Minneapolis teachers OK contract; classes to resume Tuesday
3 months ago

The librarians uniting to battle school book ban laws

Librarians are responding to schools across the country removing books that focus on LGBTQ and racial issues.
3 months ago
Librarians unite to battle school book ban laws
3 months ago

Minneapolis Public Schools reach tentative deal with teachers

The announcement comes after more than two weeks of negotiations.
3 months ago
Minneapolis Public Schools reach tentative deal with teachers
3 months ago

‘GMA’ teams up with College Board to surprise deserving students

As college admissions roll in for the high school class of 2022, many students are finding steep price tags in those welcome packets.
3 months ago
‘GMA’ teams up with College Board to surprise deserving students
3 months ago

Map: Where anti-critical race theory efforts have reached

Anti-critical race theory efforts continue across the country.
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How far have anti-critical race theory efforts gotten?
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Detroit schools aim to catch up, and then some, with US aid

Detroit's public school system is investing much of its $1.3 billion in federal COVID-19 relief aid to improve learning for its students and help fix what has been broken for decades
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Detroit schools aim to catch up, and then some, with US aid