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TPS research into high school experience shows inequities, opportunities for improvement
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Sep 19, 5:11 AM: Tulsa high school students feel unsafe at school and burdened by systemic education inequalities and are worried about the public’s perception of their schools, according to Tulsa Public Schools documents.
D.C. Council members look to curtail mayor’s control of city schools
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Sep 18, 7:37 AM: Some D.C. lawmakers want to curtail mayoral control of the city’s education system — a move that could blunt criticism that the D.C. Council has done little to hold Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) accountable after high-profile school >
‘Is this really a school?’ Desperate for education, Detroit students pin hope on lawsuit
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Sep 18, 7:33 AM: Jamarria Hall's Detroit high school reminded him of a state prison: chains on the doors, disgusting food and dirty water, bathroom stalls without doors. No computers, tablets or SMART Boards. The few books he saw in the school were >
Mayor Bowser alters panel that selects schools chief amid parents’ lawsuit
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Sep 17, 7:07 AM: Facing a court battle, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) moved this week to alter the composition of the panel advising her on finding a schools chief — a decision that underscores the high stakes involved with installing a >
LAUSD chief signals desire to limit teacher job protections and change funding rules
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Sep 14, 6:47 AM: Los Angeles schools Supt. Austin Beutner has yet to lay out his plans to help the nation’s second-largest school district shore up its finances and improve its academics. But on Thursday, in a speech to an invitation-only audience, >
Commentary: Hempstead’s students can’t wait
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Sep 13, 6:31 AM: This was a devastating summer for the district, following a distressing school year, following decades of failing the community’s children.
Commentary: To make big impact, new Philly school board must break with the past
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Sep 12, 6:47 AM: The board has also begun to institute meaningful reforms, including establishing committees so that those with a stake in the district can engage in more meaningful participation beyond their allotted three-minute testimony, maybe >
Editorial CPS after Emanuel: The mayor changes, the demand for performance can’t
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Sep 11, 6:09 AM: The next mayor of Chicago inherits a public school system that is, for the first time in many years, not on the brink of bankruptcy. But with mismanagement and wasteful spending, it could again be a financial failure.
Iberville Parish students have pathways to success, college bound or career bound
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Sep 11, 5:46 AM: Whether a student intends to go to college after graduating high school or wants to enter the workforce, the Iberville Parish School Board has a curriculum to fit each student’s needs.
Rats nest sends 800 Memphis students to three nearby schools
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Sep 11, 5:18 AM: Kirby High School students are moving to three nearby schools starting Monday, Shelby County Schools leaders announced Monday night.
As D.C.-area schools grapple with overcrowding, parents wonder why enrollment projections are so off
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Sep 10, 5:46 AM: But some parents say Bethesda Elementary is a good example of how enrollment forecasts — a key way that districts try to ensure enough capacity — can be significantly off, especially amid a building boom. In the area that Bethesda >
Houston officials fear a potential decline in Hispanic students
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Sep 7, 5:39 AM: Garcia, a Houston Democrat, worried that a combination of students still displaced by Hurricane Harvey and fears over immigration actions may have led parents to keep their students home rather than enrolling them in local >
Downsizing at the LRSD
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Sep 6, 6:11 AM: That creates a potential problem for the district. Under a state law passed in 2017, a charter school operator can force a public school district to sell unused or underutilized property. Poore said he's been informed by the state >
Editorial: The reform test: De Blasio and Carranza must integrate and innovate to deliver better ed
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Sep 5, 4:58 AM: This, de Blasio's fifth first day of school, is the first first day for Chancellor Richard Carranza. Now five months into his tenure, Carranza must press ahead to tackle entrenched segregation while encouraging true educational >
Parents say D.C. buses for special-ed students are unreliable at start of year
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Sep 4, 7:23 AM: About 3,000 special-education students in the District rely on city-funded buses to take them to and from school each day. The other 95,000 D.C. traditional public and charter school students use public transportation, walk or have >
More than 250 CPS employees barred from returning to school because of background check results
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Sep 4, 7:17 AM: Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson announced Sunday that 266 employees will not be returning on the first day of school because something in their background was flagged in a new round of districtwide checks.
Bottled water among school supplies for Detroit, Flint kids
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Sep 4, 7:16 AM: Schoolchildren in Detroit and Flint are carrying more than pencils, notebooks and lunches to their first day of school on Tuesday; they are packing bottled water.
Detroit schools have unsafe drinking water, administrators say
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Aug 31, 7:23 AM: All of the Detroit public schools nearly 40,000 students are without drinking water after testing revealed high levels of lead and copper in at least 16 schools, administrators announced Wednesday, Aug. 29.
A new push to mobilize voters in a San Jose school district
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Aug 31, 7:13 AM: After years of damning audits and rebukes from city and county officials have failed to make a difference at the troubled Alum Rock Union School District, a group of fed up parents is launching a grassroots campaign to vote the >
Worcester public schools push college prep
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Aug 30, 7:29 AM: Between the district’s new Innovation Pathways and early college programs and a new introductory course for freshmen, Superintendent Maureen Binienda said, her administration is in the midst of a “redesign” of the city’s high >

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