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How this Indiana district realized counselors weren't spending enough time counseling
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 22:04:08 +0000

These are the Marion County schools getting money to improve counseling.

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REVIEW: Here's what we learned and saw at our forum for Memphis board candidates
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 22:01:05 +0000

Here are seven takeaways from Chalkbeat's forum for Shelby County Schools board candidates Chalkbeat Tennessee hosted its inaugural forum for school board candidates Thursday. Over 200 students, parents, and community members showed up and weighed in on the issues they thought were most important. Eleven of 15 candidates participated in two panel discussions. Some agreed, and […]

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Here are seven takeaways from Chalkbeat's forum for Shelby County Schools board candidates
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:47:46 +0000

With a high-stakes election just two weeks away, Chalkbeat Tennessee hosted its first-ever school board candidate forum on Thursday. Fifteen candidates are vying for seats from four of Shelby County Schools’ nine districts: 1, 6, 8, and 9. The most contested race is in District 9, where four new candidates are challenging incumbent Mike Kernell. […]

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Kingsbury High added to list of Memphis schools under investigation for grade changing
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:13:49 +0000

Adding Kingsbury High School to seven others in Shelby County Schools will further delay the report initially expected to be released in mid-June.

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Officials promised to update a Giuliani-era agreement between the NYPD and city schools almost a year ago. So where is it?
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:08:33 +0000

"They basically eliminated all of the major changes that we made — and that was the last we heard of it."

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CPS $1 billion capital budget hearings: Questions, demands, and mixed feelings
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:26:27 +0000

Chicago Public Schools surprised many when it dropped its biggest facility spending plan a few weeks ago with a big “B”—that stands for billion—in the headline. Considering that the district had planned to spend less than $200 million on capital needs for the 2018-2019 school year, this plan represents a five-fold increase. It relies largely […]

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New budgets, new schools, and suspension disparities
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:49:32 +0000

We’re Cassie Walker Burke, Adeshina Emmanuel, and intern Elaine Chen, and we round up Chicago public education news here every week. Please send any tips, story ideas, or general shoutouts our way: chicago.tips@chalkbeat.org.  Discovering our newsletter for the first time? Sign up for free here. And share it with a friend if you feel so […]

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Rise & Shine: The Durango district is working to solve southwest Colorado's child care shortage
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:43:24 +0000

Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox, or forward to a friend who cares about public education. ELL 101 What rights do English language learners have in school? What does research say about the best model to serve students learning English? What's the difference between […]

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Rise & Shine: TNReady test scores mostly flat in third year
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:29:05 +0000

SCORES IN  State test scores were mostly flat or dipped this year in Tennessee, especially in middle school where performance declined in every subject, according to statewide data released yesterday. Chalkbeat, The Tennessean SILVER LINING  Those working to improve early literacy rates in Shelby County Schools get a small morale boost as new scores show the […]

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Rise & Shine: One test to make high school admissions fair?
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:30:01 +0000

ZERO EFFECT A professor from the University of Michigan takes a deeper dive into the specialized high school test, and argues that the city should use a one required test, like the state exams, to determine admissions. If they want to keep the SHSAT, she suggests administering it on a school day to students who […]

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