public schools

Ellen DeGeneres, Michelle Obama give to school

Michelle Obama is spreading some holiday cheer, surprising students and teachers of an elementary school in Washington with a gift of $100,000, computers and a new basketball court courtesy of TV host Ellen DeGeneres.

Chicago businesses help during teacher strike

About 25,000 educators are on strike in Chicago, forcing the country's third biggest school district to cancel classes and leaving about 300,000 students and their families to figure out where they will go. Many Chicago children depend on the breakfast and lunch provided at school as two of their daily meals.

9/11 moment of silence now law in New York schools

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law which mandates public schools across the state to allow a brief moment of silence each year to mark the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Bernie Sanders rolls out comprehensive education plan

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled his education policy plan on Saturday -- a comprehensive 10-point agenda that calls for the end of for-profit charter schools, creates a salary floor for public school teachers, guarantees free school meals for all students and expands after school and summer school programs.

Bernie Sanders will call for ban on for-profit charter schools

In a major education policy speech set to be delivered Saturday, Sen. Bernie Sanders will call for a ban on all for-profit charter schools, a position that puts him directly at odds with the Trump administration and becoming the first of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to insist on such a move.