In this file photo, a student at a Mississippi elementary school reads during class.

Four tips from a high-poverty school where kindergartners excel at reading

Leader of top-rated Jackson school says success is linked to using the talents of all staff members

When the firing of a principal raises bigger questions than one person’s bigotry

Dismantling racist policies is harder than destroying tangible symbols of racism

Light a Fuse: How one state’s teachers are sparking digital innovation

The nation’s smallest state aims to be a national incubator for technology in the classroom

When cause of death is not suicide, but school

When black kids kill themselves, look to see what schools aren’t doing to protect them

How to hire more black principals

Nonprofit groups are using new strategies to diversify the talent pool for school leaders

Sub shortage leaves schools scrambling when teachers call in sick

And makeshift solutions hurt vulnerable students the most


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