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Schools named after Robert E. Lee are renaming themselves after other famous Lees to avoid spending money on new signs

About 100 public schools in the United States are named after Confederate leaders, most commonly Robert E. Lee.

From cafeteria workers to principals, here’s what everyone makes in a public school

Public schools employ a wide variety of workers, and salaries range from well below the median wage to very high-paying.
From left to right: Jalil Mitchell, Kayla Willis, Dylan Chidick.

Meet 7 inspiring students who got into dozens of schools and received millions in scholarships

Meet seven high-achieving high school students whose hard work paid off with dozens of college acceptances and millions of dollars in scholarships.
Sol Pais

Sol Pais, the woman ‘infatuated with Columbine’ and at the center of a massive manhunt, is reportedly dead

Sol Pais was captured near the Echo Lake Lodge in Clear Creek County, Colorado.
Alex Gino's book "George" was the most challenged book of 2018.

11 books people tried to ban from schools and libraries in 2018

The American Library Association tracks challenges to books in schools and libraries. Here are the top 11 most challenged and banned books of 2018.
Andrews Elementary School in Austin, Texas.

An elementary school principal has been accused of bullying undocumented students and making the school’s slogan MAGA themed

Parents at Andrews Elementary School in Austin, Texas, claimed that Gabbie Soto banned undocumented parents and children from attending a field trip.
High school teacher Erin Castillo designed a mental health check-in chart to talk to her students about how they're doing.

A high school teacher came up with a brilliant way to talk to her students about mental health, and it’s going viral

High school teacher Erin Castillo designed a mental health check-in chart where students can anonymously share if they're struggling.
Some schools' homework assignments have been controversial.

10 recent school controversies that got people talking

From banned books to dress code violations, here are 10 controversial issues that got parents, administrators, and students talking.
Students from Ebenezer Avenue Elementary in Rock Hill, South Carolina, were filmed singing a slave song at the Carrol School.

Fifth graders were reportedly made to pick cotton and sing a slave song on a Black History Month field trip

Video footage shows fifth graders from Ebenezer Avenue Elementary in Rock Hill, South Carolina, being instructed to sing a slave song and pick cotton.
The graphic content in "13 Reasons Why" is controversial.

10 of the biggest school controversies of the year

Dress codes, students' freedom of expression, and teaching sensitive subjects are just a few issues that proved controversial in schools this year.