- Retention rates for New York City public schools rose a bit during the pandemic.
- > Mar 2, 10:19 AM: Student retention in New York City schools, the nation’s largest public school system, has risen slightly since the pandemic began, according to a report released on Tuesday. But data in the report suggests that enrollment of new
- San Diego superintendent finalists vow to prioritize equity, closing opportunity gaps for students
- > Feb 28, 9:25 AM: San Diego Unified’s two superintendent finalists said schools have not done enough to serve the most disadvantaged children and outlined at a public forum Saturday the strategies they would deploy, ranging from grow-your-own
- Supt. Alberto Carvalho plans academies, sets new COVID rules
- > Feb 25, 9:54 AM: Los Angeles schools Supt. Alberto Carvalho said Thursday he plans to prioritize the academic recovery needs of students — including year-round learning opportunities — and is devising a set of protocols to scale down costly
- Wisconsin Legislature takes up plan to break up Milwaukee Public Schools district
- Feb 17, 7:10 AM: Republican lawmakers in the Wisconsin Legislature defended their plan to break the state's largest school district into between four and eight smaller districts at a Wednesday hearing.
- Alberto Carvalho begins new role as Los Angeles Unified’s superintendent
- Feb 14, 9:54 AM: Los Angeles Unified School District’s new superintendent, Alberto Carvalho, begins his new position Monday, following a 13-year tenure at Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
- Chicago Public Schools parents seek post-Labor Day start and ‘traditional summer break’
- > Feb 11, 10:26 AM: "The chaos and conflict of the past year, much of which was pandemic induced, means that our kids need the traditional summer break,” the group said on a Change.org petition that was started Thursday and had gained just a few dozen
- Montgomery County votes to hire its first Black woman as superintendent
- > Feb 9, 9:37 AM: Montgomery County voted to hire its first woman as schools superintendent — an African American educator who was a leader during the pandemic — a milestone in Maryland’s largest school system and another marker of its
- Maryland’s 24 superintendents steered public education during a pandemic. A third may not retu
- > Feb 8, 9:05 AM: Calvert County schools superintendent Daniel Curry felt a familiar sensation last summer, after the first full school year of the coronavirus pandemic wound to a close and the summer months stretched ahead of him: It was time to
- OCPS students must attend class or become homeschoolers; adult mask mandate on-campus extended
- Feb 1, 6:55 AM: Orange County Public School students who’ve been doing school work from home because of the recent COVID-19 case surge need to become official homeschoolers or return to campus starting Monday.
- East TN school leaders have choice: Cancel class or go virtual
- Jan 20, 7:09 AM: Several school districts in East Tennessee will be closed for the remainder of the week due to staff shortages. At least one district has moved its eighth through 12th grade students to virtual learning for the same reason.
- NYC Education Dept. loosens attendance, virtual learning rules for absent students
- Jan 19, 7:05 AM: There is still no remote learning option for city schools, but an attendance policy shift will offer more flexibility to families keeping their kids home over COVID-19 concerns, city education officials said Tuesday.
- Opinion: Boston Public Schools should go into receivership
- Jan 18, 8:53 AM: It would be hard to design a school system that has more poorly served Black and brown students than BPS.
- ‘Did the right thing’: Prince George’s Co. students to return to classrooms
- > Jan 18, 7:18 AM: On Tuesday, Prince George’s County students will return to the classroom for the first time in nearly a month. In December, school system CEO Monica Goldson announced a plan that included a temporary transition to virtual learning
- Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa to leave role as district leader
- Jan 13, 6:13 AM: Dallas superintendent Michael Hinojosa will step down from his post leading the state’s second-largest school system by the end of this year.
- Montgomery Co. parents raise concerns about school system’s COVID response
- > Jan 10, 8:56 AM: Montgomery County Public Schools discarded its formula for deciding when the school system turns to virtual learning. Sunday, some parents, students and teachers urged the school system to not bring students back to class
- CPS parents push to get kids back in school
- > Jan 7, 8:20 AM: Despite the skyrocketing caseloads linked to the omicron variant, Chavez said she’s comfortable with CPS’ plan to keep kids in school. At the same time, she faulted the CTU for allegedly spreading misinformation aimed at causing
- Surge and sickout: 20% of S.F. educators absent as district struggles to supervise classrooms
- > Jan 7, 7:43 AM: Nearly 900 San Francisco teachers and aides were not in their classrooms Thursday, a significant increase in absences over the previous day, deepening a crisis that’s been unfolding since Monday as district officials scrambled to
- ‘This is not the way to handle things’: Teachers and parents say Philly’s partial
- > Jan 5, 8:20 AM: After abruptly shifting about a third of its schools to remote learning, the Philadelphia school district opened the rest of its schools for in-person instruction Tuesday — a partial reopening that the city’s teachers union blasted
- Pasco expands school choice with new magnet programs
- Jan 5, 6:49 AM: Pasco County parents will have new choices for the children's education as the district adds three new magnet schools in the fall.
- L.A. Unified orders COVID testing before school resumes amid high Omicron anxiety
- > Jan 4, 9:24 AM: The Los Angeles school district has ordered coronavirus tests for all students and staff before they return from winter break next week as a new period of high anxiety takes hold among parents and educators amid the explosive surge