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Portland Public Schools Could Allow Some Part-Time High School
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Nov 15, 6:50 AM: As Gov. Kate Brown calls for more analysis of the state Board of Education’s decision that allows high schoolers to take less than a full load of courses, Portland Public Schools is weighing whether to take advantage of those >
Parents to Sue City Over Elite High-School Admissions
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Nov 14, 7:28 AM: Parents at one of New York City’s highest-achieving middle schools voted Tuesday to forge ahead in a federal lawsuit to stop a city plan that some said could severely diminish their children’s chances of getting into coveted >
Opinion: NYC’s schools chief shows his ignorance
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Nov 13, 8:52 AM: Since becoming New York City schools chancellor six months ago, Richard Carranza has made clear that he has a broad vision for reform. But the leader of the nation’s largest school system appears to have only a tenuous >
Letter: LAUSD is on precarious fiscal footing. It needs to give major reform a chance
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Nov 12, 5:51 AM: Reporting on the proposed reorganization of the Los Angeles Unified School District reflects the fact that the district must transform so it can meet its fundamental obligations to Los Angeles’ children and the public at >
Suburban boundary changes would bring upheaval. CMS board says it won’t do that.
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Nov 8, 7:33 AM: Aligning Charlotte-Mecklenburg school boundaries with town limits would require moving thousands of students who now cross municipal lines, according to a report presented to the school board Wednesday.
We want to elect school board members, not have the mayor do it, voters say
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Nov 8, 6:40 AM: The state ended its takeover of the Newark and Paterson school districts this year, leaving residents to decide the key question of how they want their schools to be run: by an elected school board or one appointed by the >
Columbus school board again votes against closing any schools
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Nov 8, 6:36 AM: After a citizens’ task force worked six months on a plan to close under-enrolled schools, the Columbus Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday evening to ignore the group’s recommendations to close Linden-McKinley High >
What is Boston looking for in a new superintendent?
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Nov 6, 7:06 AM: As Boston embarks on a search for a new school superintendent, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston School Committee will wade into an age-old question: Do the Boston Public Schools need a strong business-like manager or a proven >
Urban League, United Way detail plans for Milwaukee’s troubled North Division High School
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Nov 6, 5:46 AM: Milwaukee's troubled North Division High School is expected to see a renewed emphasis on college and career readiness, employment services for students and other services as part of an expanded collaboration between Milwaukee >
Opinion: Why it matters who governs America’s public schools
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Nov 5, 8:25 AM: It is, in our opinion, irresponsible to minimize the importance of democratic governance with a scolding, false claim that those who care about it are not concerned with the welfare of children. The authors would do well to read >
SAISD works to make school choice equitable
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Nov 2, 5:35 AM: He says when acceptances went out, the first students to sign up came from more well-to-do families. So Choudhury and his team worked the phones, making sure lower-income students knew they were welcome. "The end result has been a >
Minneapolis school board race: How to stop district’s enrollment decline
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Nov 2, 4:59 AM:

Last school year, district officials began collecting exit surveys from families leaving the district. School discipline approach, transportation issues and the failure to meet parents’ needs were the top three reasons why >

Opinion: Charleston County schools need new board leadership
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Oct 31, 4:58 AM: It is easy to overlook the local school board elections. They are easy to forget in the midst of political division and turmoil. School board voting is often found at the end of the ballot.
Memphis’ only program for adults to get high school diploma gets lifeline from district leader
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Oct 30, 6:32 AM: That’s why Shelby County Schools is stepping in to help keep Excel’s doors open to serve what Superintendent Dorsey Hopson called a “unique population.” It would no longer be a charter school, but a “contract school,” according to >
After 2 years of upheaval, North Charleston reform school changes course
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Oct 30, 5:06 AM: On the first day of school this fall at Liberty Hill Academy, a 14-year-old boy told an assistant principal that he’d like to see the administrator out on the street so he could bust his head, according to a North Charleston police >
Chicago Public Schools enrollment drops by 10,000 students
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Oct 29, 6:41 AM: Chicago Public Schools this fall recorded one of the sharpest single-year enrollment declines since the district’s student population began a steady downturn 16 years ago..
Building 21’s first class starts senior year as cloud of questions surround school’s future
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Oct 26, 7:14 AM: Mirna was part of Building 21’s first class when it opened in fall 2015 with 150 ninth graders with an aim of getting students career and college ready. In the spring, she will be among the first to graduate from the school that >
Overcrowded schools have Webster Groves looking for a way to make room
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Oct 26, 5:09 AM: Enrollment increased so much this summer at Edgar Road Elementary in Webster Groves, the school had to add a second temporary classroom behind the school to accommodate all the new students. A third will probably have to be added >
Second chance for Broad Ripple High School? IPS considering it for elementary school
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Oct 24, 4:37 AM: The neighborhood association, local officials and state lawmakers have all urged the district to strike up a deal with charter school operators who had expressed interest in the property. Officials with IPS have said they'll take >
ACLU joins students’ challenge to Prince George’s summer school tuition prices
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Oct 22, 4:36 AM: The American Civil Liberties Union has joined four Prince George’s students’ challenge to a summer school tuition policy, arguing the costs are too burdensome for some families and inhibit students from >

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