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Editorial: Drops in enrollment mean new realities for school districts
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Sep 12, 5:31 AM: When economic conditions force companies to scale back or lay off staff, it’s euphemistically referred to as “right-sizing.
Many San Diego Unified Schools Are Nowhere Near Full
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Sep 10, 6:03 AM: Budget documents show San Diego Unified officials anticipate a loss of about 1,500 more students next year, and again the year after, when enrollment may dip below 99,000 students. That’s bad news for district leaders who are >
New Jersey first in nation to give all students access to arts education in public schools
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Sep 10, 5:44 AM: New Jersey has become the first state in the nation to provide access to arts education in every public school, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday during a visit to Paramus High School.
Enrollment keeps falling at many public schools. Here’s why.
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Sep 9, 7:17 AM: The days of widespread overcrowding in South Florida schools appear to be over: Enrollment is flat or declining at many public schools in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade.
Court of Appeals Rules That RCSD State Takeover Referendum Won’t Appear on Ballot
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Sep 5, 5:43 AM: Less than five hours after hearing arguments from the city of Rochester and the city school district, the New York state Court of Appeals returned a decision on the legality of a proposed referendum, deciding voters won’t see it on >
Editorial: A new day for Chicago neighborhood schools
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Sep 3, 7:04 AM: The new Englewood STEM High School is a promising sign for the impoverished South Side community. Its residents desperately need such a ray of hope, after years of watching vacant lots take over entire blocks and seeing proud >
Area schools working to redesign how students are educated
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Sep 3, 5:48 AM: This project gives schools support to reimagine the school day with a focus on personalized learning and social and emotional growth.
How to Destroy a School System
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Aug 29, 6:40 AM: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s task force on school desegregation aims to solve a problem that doesn’t exist by eliminating much of what does work in the city’s troubled public-school system, while failing to address its many >
With Their School in Crisis, Tisbury Parents Lash Out at Selectmen
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Aug 28, 7:36 AM: Faced with a building in crisis and a delayed start date for students, parents from the Tisbury School lashed out at town officials during a packed meeting Tuesday night, pleading for answers and calling for the resignation of a >
Mayoral panel calls for redistricting of NYC’s ‘highly segregated’ schools
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Aug 28, 5:42 AM: A mayoral panel — calling the city’s schools “as segregated as the schools of Mississippi and Alabama” — is recommending redistricting and the elimination of admission factors such as grades and attendance to “fully integrate” the >
Desegregation Plan: Eliminate All Gifted Programs in New York
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Aug 27, 8:19 AM: For years, New York City has essentially maintained two parallel public school systems. A group of selective schools and programs geared to students labeled gifted and talented is filled mostly with white and Asian children. The >
D.C. kicks off the school year with a new school — and more choices
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Aug 27, 7:51 AM: The Allston family had about 40 public high schools in the District to choose from for their daughter, Taylor. There was the computer-science-focused charter school that Taylor’s friend was interested in, as well as the application >
To reverse declining attendance, WNC districts divert time and money toward self-promotion
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Aug 19, 7:42 AM: Jackson County Public Schools is losing students to other options: private schools, charter schools, and increasingly, home schools. Each exodus brings a loss of funding and according to data from the Public Schools of North >
Opinion: A new approach for working students in Montgomery county
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Aug 19, 7:13 AM: The 30 percent who have found and held jobs in high school are a step ahead of those who haven’t. Too often, however, our schools are not organized to build on the strengths and values of employment, and in fact, through rigid >
New York City Introduces Wait Lists for Students Unhappy With School Placements
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Aug 16, 5:14 AM: New York City families unhappy with their offers to public middle and high schools will have a new process involving wait lists to get different placements, officials said Thursday.
Baltimore schools are so hot, teachers are collecting fans. Officials worry that’ll strain ele
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Aug 15, 7:55 AM: In the city that’s home to some of Maryland’s oldest school buildings, even the simplest attempts to improve classroom conditions aren’t as simple as they seem.
School choice: These are the top picks for students and parents in Greenville County
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Aug 13, 7:42 AM: Nicky Jackson lives in Mauldin, but her two children attend schools in downtown Greenville courtesy of the Greenville County school district's change-in-assignment school choice program.
The parent perspective: JMCSS parents discuss concerns, ways to improve
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Aug 13, 7:38 AM: That was before she took heed of what her father always told her: “If you’re going to complain about something, you really need to be willing to roll up your sleeves and do something about it.” That made her take a step back, come >
Jacques: Dissolving Benton Harbor schools may be best option
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Aug 13, 5:24 AM: With the school year quickly approaching, a top priority is going to be figuring out a path forward for the Benton Harbor school district. The district’s $18.4 million deficit, declining enrollment and terrible academic record have >
Future remains unclear for Benton Harbor students
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Aug 12, 7:05 AM: Union officials say they don't know how many teachers will show up on Sept. 3, and one mother has made the tough decision to withdraw three of her four children from the southwest Michigan district of 1,800 students.

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