Individuals start laying flowers outside of The Covenant School on Monday, March 27, 2023.

As The Covenant School mourns, so do its Nashville neighbors

Nashville residents have responded to Monday's mass school shooting by creating a memorial outside of the school.

 | Scripps News Nashville

A teacher sits at her desk.

Lawmakers are trying to make it easier for teachers to move states

When teachers move states, their licenses often don't come with them. It's a bipartisan mission lawmakers hope to fix to lessen the teacher shortage.

 | Jessie Cohen

Milaca High School students interact at the school's branch of the First National Bank of Milaca

A high school bank is teaching students financial literacy

A bank branch inside Milaca High School is giving students real-world experience managing their money.

 | Cat Sandoval

Teacher with students at the The Life School in Atlanta.

Alternative schools: Growing in popularity, increased student success

When you hear the phrase "alternative school," what do you think of?

 | Alexa Liacko

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy speaks about the proposed legislation dubbed the "Parents Bill of Rights."

House GOP passes parents' rights bill in clash over schools

The bill would require schools to publish course studies and a list of books kept in libraries, as well as allow parents to exam school budgets.

 | AP

SEIU workers, teachers and supporters picket at Mclay Street and Foothill Blvd in San Fernando, California

Los Angeles school strike ends, but no deal announced

The strike concluded after putting a spotlight on the issue of notoriously underpaid workers who serve as the backbone of schools across the country.

 | AP

A pile of challenged books appear at the Utah Pride Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Book censoring attempts doubled in 2022

The American Library Association has been recording data on censorship in libraries for more than 20 years. This year's data has record numbers.

 | Johannah Grenaway

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

DeSantis to expand 'Don't Say Gay' law to all grades

The rule change would ban lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity from grades 4 to 12.

 | AP

A person holds a sign during a strike.

Los Angeles school support staff at an impasse in higher pay talks

Cafeteria workers, bus drivers and other school support staff employees say the district isn't meeting their requests.

 | James Packard

American University students listen in their SOC3 class

College students use social media to aid wrongfully detained Americans

Students at American University are using social media to share stories of wrongfully detained Americans, hoping to get President Biden's attention.

 | Maya Rodriguez

A school bus outside Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia.

'I thought I had died': Teacher shot by 6-year-old student speaks out

For the first time, first grade teacher Abigail Zwerner is speaking out about the day she was shot by her 6-year-old student at Richneck Elementary.

 | Elina Tarkazikis

A crowd at a rally for the Los Angeles Unified School District and Service Employees International Union 99 (SEIU

Los Angeles schools shut down as staff begin 3-day strike

Demonstrations began Tuesday by members of Local 99 of the Service Employees International Union, which represents about 30,000 support staffers.

 | AP

A sample of food items available during lunch break are shown at Tonalea K-8 school in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Minnesota becomes 4th state to offer free school meals

Minnesota will supplement federal funds with state money to provide free meals to all students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

 | Scripps News Staff

School cafeteria workers serve food

Nutritionists fear USDA updates to school lunches go too far

One of the most immediate changes is a push to get schools to serve mostly whole grains by the start of the school year in 2024.

 | Joe St. George

Backpacks at  Morgan Oliver Community School.

School offers 'pay what you can' tuition for specialized education

Alternative schools are becoming more popular, but how can we make them accessible to more families?

 | Alexa Liacko

Safe room for classrooms, can be used as dry erase board before converting in emergencies.

Dry erase boards that convert to gun shelters tested in classrooms

Multiple classrooms in Alabama have now been fitted with dry erase boards for lessons that convert to gun shelters in an active shooter emergency.

 | Douglas Jones

Sign promotes promotes gambling outreach program

College program may become model in preventing gambling addiction

Towson University created a program that offers students tips on how to avoid too much online gambling, which can be easily done from a smartphone.

 | Maya Rodriguez

Women's sanitary products on sale at a small pharmacy.

New Mexico will offer free feminine hygiene products in school

The bill would require public schools to offer free feminine hygiene products in women's, men's and gender-neutral bathrooms.

 | Scripps News Staff

The entrance to Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass.

Students at prestigious women's college vote to accept trans men

Students at Wellesley College believe the school should be more inclusive in its application process.

 | Scripps News Staff

Lunchable in a store

Lunchables could soon appear on school lunch menus

Kraft Heinz is creating special versions of two Lunchables varieties that will meet federal school lunch standards.

 | Justin Boggs

Saadiyah Alani and her students.

Nonprofit helps refugees, immigrant women become teachers in US

A new initiative is not only getting teachers into classrooms; it’s also helping refugees in America re-start their lives.

 | Alexa Liacko

A person holds drawings and letters from elementary school students asking lawmakers to stop climate change

Oregon eyes mandate for climate change lessons in schools

Dozens of Oregon high schoolers submitted support of the bill, saying they care about climate change deeply.

 | AP

The John Hopkins University COVID-19 tracking map.

Johns Hopkins' pioneering COVID tracking center comes to a close

The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center will cease its data collection and reporting efforts on March 10.

 | Gage Jackson

Grayson Hart sits for a portrait at the Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center

Jaded with education, more Americans are skipping college

Fewer college graduates could worsen labor shortages in fields from health care to information technology.

 | AP

Students walk on the Stanford University campus.

U.S. News' college rankings might soon be a thing of the past

Increased scrutiny surrounding the information colleges are submitting to boost their rankings might put the system out of power.

 | Scripps News Staff

A teacher helps a student working on a test.

More college admissions are going 'test optional' for SAT, ACT

As more colleges do away with standardized test requirements, research shows hopeful students may have a fairer chance of admission.

 | Maya Rodriguez

A teacher draws on a board while teaching her class of young students

Vermont's last one-room schoolhouse carries on 170-year-old tradition

First opened in the 1850s, a 1,200-square-foot schoolhouse in Elmore, Vermont, has served generations of students over the last century and a half.

 | Chris Conte

Nineteenth-century statues stand by Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester

How is artificial intelligence changing education?

There's a new frontier in the world of higher education — artificial intelligence. More specifically, it's AI that can generate text like ChatGPT.

 | Eli Kintisch and Maya Rodriguez

Men training to become ironworkers

There's a push to train more ironworkers

Apprenticeship programs that offer free on-the-job training are available across the country.

 | Tomas Hoppough

View of SoFi Stadium before an NFL football game.

SoFi sues to block Biden's student loan repayment pause

The lawsuit filed by SoFi Bank questions the legality of the latest extension and claims it has cost the company up to $8 million in lost profits.

 | Gage Jackson