70 years of Valentine’s Day in schools: A brief photo history of kindness, joy & smiles in the classroom
Roses are red, violets are blue, Everything is covered in glitter and glue, It’s Valentine’s Day in school. Yes, it’s time to stock up on those cupid stickers and candy hearts; it’s officially Valentine’s Day at schools across the country. In commemoration, we’re diving into the archives and looking back across 70 years of teachers...
By Meghan Gallagher | February 14, 2024
Photos from the L.A. school shutdown: Picket lines, meal pickups & lots of rain
Service Employees International Union Local 99, which represents roughly 30,000 custodians, cafeteria staff, bus drivers and other service workers at the Los Angeles Unified School District, walked off the job Tuesday. United Teachers Los Angeles, also in contract talks with the district, also joined the protest in support, beginning a three-day work action that should...
By Meghan Gallagher | March 21, 2023
New poll shows nearly half of American parents rethinking value of four-year college; want additional alternatives for children
Many parents are rethinking the value of a traditional four year college education, opting instead for hands-on experiences for their children such as vocational education programs, joining the military or starting their own business, a new poll has found. Even without obstacles such as finances, nearly half of parents want alternatives to four-year college for...
By Meghan Gallagher | May 3, 2021
Photo Tour: What back to school looked like in 16 countries around the world, where little about the classroom (or family garage) feels familiar amid the pandemic
The first day of school is a major milestone, no matter your grade, age or hometown. But back to school during this strange and disorienting year, amid an ongoing public health crisis, means something much different. Depending on where you live, it feels radically different too. Over the past few weeks, as new photos have...
By Meghan Gallagher | September 22, 2020
Schools After COVID: 6 Ways For Districts to Better Engage Parents Amid Concerns About COVID Learning Loss
74 Interview: Why Social Media is Being Blamed for the Youth Suicide Crisis
Thousands of Schools at Risk of Closing Due to Enrollment Loss
Free New AI Tool to Help Americans Search and Compare Student Test Scores Across All 50 States
Photo Tour: What school, class & safety look like in 8 countries around the world as students return after coronavirus
After months of skyrocketing coronavirus cases, shuttered schools and remote learning, the push around the world to reopen campuses and bring students back to class raises a new wave of questions and concerns. What will a school day look like in a time of social distancing? How will classrooms and learning change? How will district...
By Meghan Gallagher | May 26, 2020