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All 7 members of the Chicago Board of Education step down
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May 23, 7:35 AM: All seven members of the Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday announced they’ll step down, opening the door for Mayor Lori Lightfoot to overhaul the board that controls Chicago Public Schools.
Only low-performing schools can get charter-like flexibility. Wake says that ‘stinks.’
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May 22, 5:55 AM: Nineteen Wake County schools are blurring the lines between traditional public schools and charter schools with innovative calendars and grading systems, longer school days and specialized offerings that set them apart.
Editorial: Houston drops Teach For America, while Dallas keeps making smart choices
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May 14, 7:10 AM: Sometimes, it’s hard to know how good we’ve got it until we see how badly others are doing. Take public schools. We rightly spend a lot of time worrying about the performance of Dallas ISD, even as we’ve taken comfort in the >
Many subpoenaed school districts give Ky. Labor Cabinet ‘sick out’ records
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May 14, 7:05 AM: Most school districts subpoenaed by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet have turned over responsive records after a federal judge declined last week to temporarily halt the state’s investigation into “sick outs” orchestrated by teachers >
The Data Shows Kansas City’s School System Is Complicated, Segregated And Inefficient
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May 10, 7:04 AM: Both traditional public schools and charters in Kansas City are increasingly segregated, expensive to run and losing high school students, according to a new report from the Kansas City Public Schools.
To better market its schools, Austin ISD is turning to Realtors
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May 2, 6:31 AM: It’s one way AISD is trying to lure more families into its schools as it faces an enrollment crisis. The district has lost thousands of students over the last decade, because of a combination of families leaving to live in more >
‘Why would we even try?’ Parents of disabled students almost never win in fights against Maryland di
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May 2, 6:29 AM: It’s a draining and complex ordeal that costs families time and energy and leaves their children’s education in flux. In recent years, roughly 100 families have gone through a so-called special education due process hearing. Judges >
Detroit schools face tough choices with too many repairs, not enough money
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Apr 30, 6:27 AM: Detroit’s public school district is struggling with two realities: Most of its buildings are broken, but it can’t collect a single penny of taxes to address nearly $543 million in needed repairs.
Shhh. Here’s a secret, education advocate says. Newark’s schools are actually doing real
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Apr 26, 5:09 AM: The national media can’t stop talking about Cory Booker’s record as a champion for Newark’s public schools -- but too many get the story flat wrong. “Cory Booker has a school choice problem,” writes New York Magazine. The Los >
Judge Denies School Districts From Intervening In ECOT Case
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Apr 25, 7:43 AM: A judge has denied local school districts from intervening in the civil lawsuit against what was the largest online charter school in Ohio, ECOT.
Chicago public school’s CEO warns that an elected school board might not solve trust issues be
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Apr 25, 7:08 AM: Janice Jackson, CEO of Chicago Public Schools (CPS), does not believe that an elected school board in Chicago will be the “panacea” that resolves the lack of trust between community members and the current appointed board. Jackson >
Harrisburg lawmakers back mayor’s request for state takeover of city schools
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Apr 25, 6:23 AM: Both state lawmakers who represent the city of Harrisburg support a state takeover of the city school district after a series of scandals, investigations and consistent lack of transparency.
Column: School consortium undermines local control
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Apr 19, 5:18 AM: After 12 years of control by an appointed administrative board, St. Louis Public Schools will again be governed by an elected school board. But an effort to undermine democratic control is already underway.
Top picks for Boston schools superintendent draw mixed reviews
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Apr 18, 6:19 AM: Three finalists for the role of Boston Public Schools superintendent have been decided on — but now the real competition begins.
Broward schools grapple with dwindling enrollment
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Apr 17, 5:14 AM: At a Tuesday workshop, the School Board reviewed the data and discussed possible fixes, including creating more K-8 schools, changing start times for some schools and adding new programs at under-enrolled schools. One option they >
Opinion: 12 of Pa.’s urban school superintendents: Harrisburg should do more to help our stude
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Apr 12, 6:36 AM: As school superintendents from the commonwealth’s largest urban areas, our 12 school districts are responsible for educating one in every seven children in Pennsylvania’s public schools.
Learning on the Job: The Fight to Fix Chicago’s Schools
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Apr 12, 6:34 AM: WHEN OUTGOING CHICAGO Mayor Rahm Emanuel hands over the keys of the city to newly elected Lori Lightfoot in May, he'll be passing on, among other things, a K-12 system at the top of its game.
Facing $27 million deficit, Camden School District plans to close schools and cut 300 jobs
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Apr 11, 7:52 AM: Facing a $27 million budget deficit, the Camden City School District may close two schools and an annex, relocate about 900 students, and cut several hundred jobs, acting superintendent Katrina McCombs said Wednesday.
More students, and better readers, make it to class, Detroit school leader says
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Apr 11, 5:56 AM: A dramatic drop in out-of-school suspensions, a decline in chronic absenteeism and stronger readers are among improvements at Detroit's public school district, according to the superintendent, who is in his second year of reforming >
Top New York City School Makes Big Admissions Error
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Apr 10, 7:27 AM: A mistake in the city’s high-anxiety admissions process has led the New York City Department of Education to inform 144 students that they had erroneously been denied spots in a sought-after high school and that they have been >

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