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After years of academic struggles, Durham schools celebrate new success
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Nov 19, 8:12 AM: Lakewood Elementary is just one story in Durham Public Schools' transformation under Superintendent Pascal Mubenga, who was hired in 2017. After years of academic struggles, declining student enrollment and teacher turnover, the >
Teachers report mold, rodents, and excessive heat in schools are making them, their students sick
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Nov 6, 8:43 AM: Black mold growing behind ceiling at Westover Magnet Elementary School in Stamford. The school was closed because of mold last year.
‘It’s not safe for kids to be in this school’: North Philadelphia parents demand a
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Oct 29, 7:35 AM: Jesse Stanton kept his two children at home Monday. Until there are answers from the Philadelphia School District, he said, he doesn’t want to risk his children being exposed to asbestos at Thomas M. Peirce Elementary.
El Paso ISD earns college readiness award
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Oct 25, 4:48 AM: The District earned the award by having 32 percent of all high-school juniors in the District complete the Build Your List process in the BigFuture college-readiness website operated by the College Board, the organization that >
Superintendent resigns as parents demand change at Childress ISD
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Oct 24, 8:45 AM: The Childress ISD held a board meeting where a unanimous agreement occurred regarding the resignation of former superintendent Rick Teran.
Obscured by Tornado News, an Important Story at Dallas Public Schools
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Oct 24, 8:15 AM:

Dallas school Superintendent Michael Hinojosa has announced he is abandoning an effort to create a performing arts feeder school in South Dallas in partnership with CitySquare, a respected nonprofit advocacy foundation. That’s >

An Attempt to Resegregate Little Rock, of All Places
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Oct 22, 8:16 AM: A battle over local control in a city that was the face of integration shows the extent of the new segregation problem in the U.S.
How race, class, and privilege shape the asbestos crisis at two Philly high schools
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Oct 11, 5:38 AM: How the issue has unfolded in the past days and weeks reinforces what some parents and educators say is an uncomfortable reality in Philadelphia and in many public school districts: There are haves and have nots, with divisions >
Don’t carve up LR district, ralliers urge
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Oct 10, 6:14 AM: Teachers, parents, community members and students clad in red flooded to Little Rock Central High School on Wednesday night demanding that the school district not be divided.
New IPS superintendent looks toward successes, tough decisions over the next 5 years
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Oct 10, 5:20 AM: Though some recent applications from charter operators looking to join the network were denied by the board, the strategy and the larger idea of school choice is now an established and engrained part of IPS.
School district has broken our trust, say students displaced by asbestos | Opinion
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Oct 9, 7:48 AM: We are two students — one at Ben Franklin High School and one at Science Leadership Academy. Last week, Superintendent William Hite said that our schools would be closed to students indefinitely while asbestos abatement and >
Editorial: Drops in enrollment mean new realities for school districts
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Sep 12, 5:31 AM: When economic conditions force companies to scale back or lay off staff, it’s euphemistically referred to as “right-sizing.
Many San Diego Unified Schools Are Nowhere Near Full
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Sep 10, 6:03 AM: Budget documents show San Diego Unified officials anticipate a loss of about 1,500 more students next year, and again the year after, when enrollment may dip below 99,000 students. That’s bad news for district leaders who are >
New Jersey first in nation to give all students access to arts education in public schools
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Sep 10, 5:44 AM: New Jersey has become the first state in the nation to provide access to arts education in every public school, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday during a visit to Paramus High School.
Enrollment keeps falling at many public schools. Here’s why.
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Sep 9, 7:17 AM: The days of widespread overcrowding in South Florida schools appear to be over: Enrollment is flat or declining at many public schools in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade.
Court of Appeals Rules That RCSD State Takeover Referendum Won’t Appear on Ballot
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Sep 5, 5:43 AM: Less than five hours after hearing arguments from the city of Rochester and the city school district, the New York state Court of Appeals returned a decision on the legality of a proposed referendum, deciding voters won’t see it on >
Editorial: A new day for Chicago neighborhood schools
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Sep 3, 7:04 AM: The new Englewood STEM High School is a promising sign for the impoverished South Side community. Its residents desperately need such a ray of hope, after years of watching vacant lots take over entire blocks and seeing proud >
Area schools working to redesign how students are educated
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Sep 3, 5:48 AM: This project gives schools support to reimagine the school day with a focus on personalized learning and social and emotional growth.
How to Destroy a School System
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Aug 29, 6:40 AM: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s task force on school desegregation aims to solve a problem that doesn’t exist by eliminating much of what does work in the city’s troubled public-school system, while failing to address its many >
With Their School in Crisis, Tisbury Parents Lash Out at Selectmen
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Aug 28, 7:36 AM: Faced with a building in crisis and a delayed start date for students, parents from the Tisbury School lashed out at town officials during a packed meeting Tuesday night, pleading for answers and calling for the resignation of a >

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