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New Haven schools’ decision-makers at odds over who is in charge
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Jul 10, 6:09 AM: The school district lost on what had been called a “win-win” when a charter school seeking to lease a building for $100,000 backed out. The ensuing discussion at Monday’s Board of Education meeting about several communication >
JCPS and Simmons College have a plan to get more black teachers into local classrooms
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Jul 9, 5:40 AM: On Monday, he listened as JCPS announced a new partnership with Simmons College, a historically black college in downtown Louisville, to place more teachers of color into classrooms across the district — a move that could in the >
Scathing state audit of Harrisburg School District reveals more than $5 million in questionable cost
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Jul 3, 5:35 AM: State auditors have completed their audit of the Harrisburg School District, where they found more than $5 million in potentially questionable costs over three years, including overpayments to employees, contracted vendors and the >
Parents, community members voice concern over Charleston County school plans
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Jun 25, 5:09 AM: A proposed list of “mission critical” actions that would result in a major overhaul of Charleston County schools has some parents and community members frustrated with potential school consolidation and upset with what they see as >
Boston exam schools and their admission standards are again the focus of controversy
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Jun 20, 5:34 AM: Incoming Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius could soon find herself ensnared in a legal dispute over one of the most polarizing debates in the school system: Whether to change admission requirements to Boston >
Sharon Griffin to leave Achievement School District for Nashville public schools
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Jun 18, 4:49 AM: Achievement School District Chief Sharon Griffin submitted her two-week resignation letter on Friday, according to Amity Schuyler, a deputy commissioner who helps oversee the ASD.
DC sues 6 more Md. parents, accusing them of school residency fraud
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Jun 7, 7:07 AM: D.C.’s crackdown on school residency fraud continued on Thursday, with more parents now facing lawsuits from Attorney General Karl Racine’s office.
As mayor taps Miguel del Valle to lead Chicago school board, she vows collaboration, ‘not a dictator
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Jun 4, 5:55 AM: Mayor Lori Lightfoot won praise from allies and some city officials for the new school board picks she announced Monday — but she drew criticism from the Chicago Teachers Union for choosing the board at all.
Pittsburgh Public Schools leaders call for better school funding, oppose charter school legislation
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May 31, 6:36 AM: During brief remarks, they called on the state to invest more in its public schools, particularly in programs like PlanCon for capital improvement and building projects. They want lawmakers to reject proposed legislation they >
Brett McFadden: We’re not teaching ‘cookie-cutter’ kids
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May 30, 7:24 AM: The Nevada Joint Union High School District understands we cannot operate the way we did 30 years ago. We are not teaching “cookie-cutter” kids. As students and their challenges change, so must the ways we provide and deliver >
After a heated fight about race and schools, D.C. Council decides: Banneker will move to Shaw
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May 29, 7:06 AM: The future of a vacant school that has emerged as a symbolic battleground over the direction of the District’s public education system was settled Tuesday after two hours of fiery debate among D.C. Council members.
Does Philly need more schools? Should some close or expand? The district is about to find out.
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May 29, 5:21 AM: The Philadelphia School District is launching a four-year examination of its current school programs and buildings, looking at demographic trends and planning for the future of the system.
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.

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