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Parents at Jackson demand solutions for South Philly’s crowded schools
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Jan 11, 8:35 AM: Jackson was under-enrolled for years. But with the new families moving into the neighborhood, many drawn by the school’s good reputation, Jackson is now so full it will have to stop accepting students from other neighborhoods to >
Baltimore school board votes to close five schools
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Jan 9, 6:46 AM: The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday to close five schools, adding to the dozens that have been shuttered in the district over the past decade.
Greg Abbott’s Tweet Shines A Spotlight On Troubled Houston School District
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Jan 8, 6:58 AM: Opinions about what should be done in Houston vary, Carpenter says. They range from the governor’s assertion that a complete change in leadership is needed, to education advocates who support additional funding for struggling >
Darlington County School District again offers parents choices in education
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Jan 8, 6:03 AM: In an effort to give parents more flexibility and control in the educational process, the Darlington County School District again is offering district-wide Expanded School Choice.
OpEd: L.A. schools have bigger problems than a looming teacher’s strike
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Jan 7, 7:27 AM: The looming possibility of a teacher’s strike is certainly a major challenge facing the Los Angeles Unified School District. But it isn’t the biggest one. LAUSD’s finances are in a perilous state, and, despite repeated warnings, >
D.C. Council prepares for rigorous confirmation hearing on pick for schools chancellor
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Jan 7, 6:05 AM: Expressing “enormous frustration over education,” District lawmakers are vowing to rigorously review Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s choice to lead the city’s schools, portending a potentially bruising confirmation >
BPS to boot older students from high school
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Jan 4, 8:24 AM: School district officials this year are taking a hard-line approach in enforcing a two-decade-old policy that calls for ejecting students from school on their 22nd birthday — an edict they had routinely ignored in the past if >
Opinion: There’s reason to look hard at the new candidate to lead D.C. schools
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Dec 31, 7:40 AM: If the D.C. Council makes a New Year’s resolution , let’s hope it will resolve to perform more aggressive oversight of the D.C. Public Schools and to hold school leaders to account.
As Baltimore prepares to close more schools, many worry about the communities they anchor
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Dec 28, 6:36 AM: Schools often are more than just a place to go to class — particularly in poor communities where they may be home to food pantries, meeting spaces and other much-needed resources. But district officials say the closures are >
Wake County usually grows by thousands of students annually. This year it grew by 42.
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Dec 27, 7:14 AM: The Wake County school system grew by only 42 students this school year — a shockingly low number that’s raising questions about the future of North Carolina’s largest district.
Leadership and high expectations: Schools work to foster empathy without lowering the bar
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Dec 27, 7:00 AM: No one has an apple for the principal. But that does not mean their work should be overlooked. The effect of a good school administrator might be behind the scenes, but leadership has an impact throughout a school and might be >
Fewer students are attending Nashville’s public schools, and gentrification may be to blame
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Dec 20, 8:22 AM: Nashville public schools enrollment dropped to 85,287 students in the 2018-19 school year, a decline that a district official said is likely due to the city's changing neighborhoods.
CPS delays huge rollout of new online student, parent portal
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Dec 20, 7:25 AM: Chicago Public Schools announced Wednesday it will delay the rollout of its new online parent portal and student information system until April to give parents, teachers and school staff more time to understand how to use it.
Personalized Pathways expansion approved by Madison School Board
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Dec 19, 6:58 AM: Under the expansion, East, La Follette and Memorial high schools would add a second Pathways option focused on information technology and communications. All four of the city’s high schools currently have one Pathways option >
Susana Cordova unanimously voted in as Denver Public Schools superintendent
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Dec 18, 7:42 AM: Former Denver Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Susana Cordova will take over as the district’s newest superintendent, the school board decided Monday.
Commentary: How to Fix Chicago
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Dec 14, 8:44 AM: Chicago Public Schools' troubles run much deeper than can be fixed by simply electing its leadership. The same forward-thinking Chicagoans who recognize our city's form of school governance is an outlier must apply the same >
HISD trustees opt against seeking partnership bids, risking sanctions in 2019
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Dec 14, 6:43 AM: Houston ISD trustees narrowly voted Thursday to not seek proposals from outside organizations to run long-struggling schools, a decision that keeps those campuses under local control but sets the stage for a possible state takeover >
Collaboration of education leaders, industry partners, launch Kern Education Pledge
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Dec 12, 7:15 AM:

But on Tuesday, education leaders from the elementary to the university level came together to say enough is enough. At an event held at Cal State Bakersfield, education and community leaders formally launched what they say is a >

As Lee’s Summit Redraws School Boundaries, White Parents Don’t Want To Talk About Race
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Dec 12, 7:12 AM: The Lee’s Summit R-7 school board is considering a plan that moves about 800 of the district’s 18,000 students to different schools next year. Conversations about school boundary changes are always fraught. When schools are >
San Antonio ISD is innovating to integrate its schools. Is it leaving some behind in the process?
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Dec 4, 7:31 AM: To stem the exodus of students to private and charter schools, San Antonio ISD is redesigning dozens of schools that now offer popular educational programs. Families and educators at those schools are thrilled, but people at other >

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