Is the trauma of training for a school shooter worth it?

Most American students practice "active shooter" drills in school. Less than one in a million of them will need it.

Instructors Kyle Garvin and Hannah Balagot, both professional theater performers, teach choreography to students at Yung Wing School.

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

A program founded by a former Broadway star is part of a growing movement to introduce students to theater at younger ages

Eunice Millán prepares to measure the force of friction in a physics lab at Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey, which requires all students to take physics to graduate.

One reason students aren’t prepared for STEM careers? No physics in high school

A shortage of physics teachers limits physics-taking, which limits the number of physics teachers

Jerry Hughes, a retired federal mediator, coaches Niles West students who’ve been cast as union representatives.

Can educating kids about unions prepare them for the future of work?

Labor history is often missing from textbooks, but some schools are finding creative ways to teach economic justice

While most books are still just text on a page, augmented reality books can bring words and stories to life.

When reading a book means more than just looking at text on a page

With augmented reality books, students can see vocabulary come to life.


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Student Jaylen Dennis sets up an experiment to test one of Newton’s Laws.

Can online learning level the AP playing field for rural kids?

Some schools are wading deeper into more immersive online education, but experts urge caution

Chancellor Antwan Wilson of DCPS during a visit at the Washington Metropolitan High School.

What lengths will you take to get your child in a “good” school?

A school leader breaks his own rules to enroll his child in a school

Laci Hargrove, 18, who fell short of the high school credits she needed to graduate, moved straight from high school to a HiSET-prep program that also provides her with needed social supports.

Getting a GED while still enrolled in high school

High schools in New Orleans try a new way to keep at-risk kids from dropping out