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Community leaders fighting to keep city’s only public all-girls school in Ward 8
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Feb 12, 6:41 AM: Parents, like Rona Proctor, are waiting anxiously for more information from DCPS on plans for Excel Academy after the 2020-2021 school year. The building is currently meant for charter schools, based on the leasing agreement. Excel >
‘Weak tax base,’ charter enrollment keeping York City district in recovery, officials say
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Jan 29, 6:57 AM: York City School District's tax revenue has not met its expenses in recent years, and the district has relied on its reserves to buy down its tax rate, according to data from a recent report.
Consistent violence at Harrisburg schools prompts call to action for district parents
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Jan 28, 9:26 AM: Changes need to be made immediately, the community activists said, because some students are afraid to enter their school buildings. And according to school board member Jayne Buchwach, the students are not alone.
D.C. moves to close first traditional public school in seven years
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Jan 24, 8:16 AM: D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee announced Thursday that Washington Metropolitan Opportunity Academy will close at the end of the academic year — the first campus the city has closed in the traditional public school >
New schools superintendent vows to set higher expectations in Boston classrooms, build trust
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Jan 16, 7:22 AM: Less than a year into her role, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius laid out a new strategic plan for the district Wednesday, a five-year vision that aims to bring equity to schools across all neighborhoods and >
5 vacant Columbus school buildings to be sold
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Jan 8, 7:50 AM: Any unused public school building must first be offered to charter schools at appraised market value before it can be sold, according to Ohio law. “High-performing” charter schools receive first priority.
Asbestos closes Philly elementary for at least the rest of the week
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Jan 7, 9:27 AM: Carnell Elementary School will remain closed this week as Philadelphia School District officials scramble to fix damaged asbestos in dozens of locations throughout the building.
‘I Don’t Feel Safe’: Parents Losing Confidence In Philadelphia School District Ove
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Jan 3, 6:49 AM: Parents with children who go to a Philadelphia school tainted with asbestos are meeting with leaders as a self-imposed deadline to reopen has come and gone. Both McClure and Carnell Elementary Schools were supposed to reopen >
County will not proclaim School Choice Week this month
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Jan 2, 6:12 AM: Area schools were scheduled to reopen today with the usual classroom activities involving teaching and learning. Students and instructors may resume their roles after some time off, but one academic measure that will not occur this >
A Maryland survey found students don’t feel safe. Schools say they’re changing their app
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Dec 31, 8:45 AM: Today’s high school students know the names of student activists from Parkland who rose to national prominence because of a mass shooting. They are old enough to have seen the faces of kindergarten children slaughtered at Newtown. >
CMS school choice lottery results are arriving soon. Here’s what you need to know.
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Dec 27, 6:41 AM: In the last weeks of the calendar year, CMS conducts the first round of its school choice lottery. It’s the process for assigning students seats in the complex and sprawling system of magnet programs in the district. There are 65 >
San Antonio’s troubled Rodriguez Elementary School is converting to Montessori and dual langua
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Dec 26, 8:54 AM: But parents of young children all over Bexar County now can apply to attend the new Rodriguez, which the San Antonio Independent School District will reopen in August as a Montessori magnet elementary school with an optional >
Hillsborough County kicks off “12 days of School Choice”
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Dec 20, 5:24 AM: Hillsborough Schools launched the most new programs in the history of the district. In 2020 there will be 10 new school program options and have been promoted through the “12 days of School Choice.
Parents share dual language immersion program success stories as they plead to keep it in Valparaiso
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Dec 18, 9:30 AM: With tears and personal stories, parent after parent asked the Valparaiso School Board Tuesday to reconsider dropping the dual language immersion program at Parkview Elementary School.
Parent questions Madison School District practice barring third party from working with child in cla
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Dec 17, 9:34 AM: The Madison Metropolitan School District’s practice of barring an outside therapy organization from providing classroom support for students with special needs is being questioned after a parent’s request to do so was at first >
Carranza boasts of mayoral school control, but hears critiques from NYC lawmakers
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Dec 17, 9:30 AM: Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza advocated on Monday for mayoral control of the city’s public schools, calling it “the best system to drive success” for students.
Charter school parents wanted an apology. This local school board had another idea.
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Dec 17, 9:29 AM: The Bethlehem Area School Board doesn’t plan to ask the district superintendent to apologize for his comment that some parents choose charter schools due to race and poverty and it’s calling on a neighboring school board to censure >
Here’s what Springfield Public Schools wants from the legislature in 2020
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Dec 16, 8:29 AM: But Jungmann said they would just take money away from existing schools and make it harder for them to operate. “I don’t really believe that we need a whole bunch more schools in Springfield,” he said. “And they don’t bring in new >
Grand jury scolds Florida school districts, says they’re breaking post-Parkland laws
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Dec 13, 9:16 AM: The grand jury asserted that the districts are intentionally manipulating data they report to the state, playing games with the requirement that all campuses have armed security and excluding charter schools out of school safety >
Commentary: Partnerships in Charleston County schools are problematic, at best
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Dec 13, 7:13 AM: The recent proposal to engage in “partnerships” to improve education in Charleston County is a problematic approach. The proposal reflects the very apprehensions raised during the past school board election: a majority of board >

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