It’s true that far too many students fall short, but if we’re serious about solutions, we must look at causes beyond schools.
We need to cultivate greater collaboration between schools and their communities to create higher expectations and accountability.
There are scientifically legitimate and nonpolitical reasons for not throwing your masks away. They help prevent colds and flus, and Covid is still around.
If we truly value our kids, we can’t use their resilience against them. We need to recognize that they are different now because of the pandemic.
There are easy ways to help teachers — and students — succeed.
Schools deal with the societal stresses that students bring with them. They could do more, but it would take resources.
Nitasha Tamar Sharma attempts to clarify misconceptions and challenges common assumptions about race in Hawaii in her book “Hawaiʻi Is My Haven.”
On top of everything else, schools happen to provide child care that teaches kids how to read, write, do math and understand the world around them.
The abundance of teacher and student absences amid the latest Covid-19 surge has underscored the need to get more subs and pay them better.