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In Newark, many voters skipped ballot questions about schools
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:09:59 +0000

The big story Thousands of Newark voters braved the cold, wet weather last week to cast their ballots on election day. But, it turns out, many left part of their ballots blank. Fewer than half of the roughly 54,000 Newarkers who headed to the polls for the Nov. 6 midterm elections voted on each of […]

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Reading instruction is big news these days. Teachers, share your thoughts with us!
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:51:17 +0000

Lately, lots of people are talking about reading. Specifically, how it’s taught (or not) in America’s schools. Much of the credit is due to American Public Media reporter Emily Hanford. In September, she took an in-depth look at what’s wrong with reading instruction in the nation’s classrooms and how explicit, systematic phonics instruction could help. […]

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In final stretch of recruitment season, Chicago high schools race to impress
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:54:26 +0000

When Jared Gonzalez toured Little Village Lawndale High School with his parents earlier this fall, it marked high school visit No. 6. Gonzalez left impressed by the academic focus and values espoused at two of the campus’s four autonomous schools, Greater Lawndale High School for Social Justice and the Multicultural Academy of Scholarship High School. […]

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Rise & Shine: Polis picks for education transition team generate controversy
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:53:20 +0000

Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox. WE'LL COME TO YOU In Colorado, mobile preschools began as school readiness initiative for young children in rural areas. Now, they're coming to metro Denver. Chalkbeat EXPANDING THE PIPELINE Colorado’s Teacher Cadet program pairs high school students […]

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Rise & Shine: In Tennessee, who gets to go to college?
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:28:07 +0000

TENNESSEE PROMISE Special report: Where you live may predict your success in college. What Tennessee is doing to close the gap. The Tennessean How Tennessee's technical colleges are helping bridge the education achievement gap. The Tennessean Kris Tugman was Tennessee Promise's poster boy — until he dropped out. The Tennessean How Tennessee educators are learning to […]

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Rise & Shine: A new focus on the connection between housing and schools
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:26:31 +0000

AT THE TABLE As districts across the state discuss ways to integrate, they are working with housing officials to address segregation, and a small pilot program in the city will provide more valuable housing vouchers to help families relocate into higher-income neighborhoods that typically have better-performing schools. The Wall Street Journal, Chalkbeat CAPPED In the wake of an […]

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Rise & Shine: IPS hosts showcase of schools
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:06:11 +0000

Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox. TEACHER PAY: Indiana lawmakers and education advocates are making raises for teachers a priority for the upcoming legislative session. Chalkbeat UNION NEWS: The whistleblower whose tip led state teachers union officials to uncover the mishandling of more […]

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Rise & Shine: One unconventional Detroit teacher
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:05:10 +0000

TEACH This Detroit teacher says administrators tried to shame her early in her career for not dressing a certain way. Now, she knows her appearance has “no impact” on her teaching. She was one of four educators who told their story on stage during a recent teacher storytelling event. Chalkbeat WORD OF ADVICE One local […]

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Chalkbeat en español: Tu resumen de noticias de Lunes
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:57:23 +0000

RESULTADOS A nivel estatal, el nuevo gobernador, Jared Polis, ganó. Aqui, una encuesta con él sobre sus opiniones de varios temas educativos. También a nivel estatal, la propuesta que aumentaría los impuestos para las personas que ganan más de $150,000 por año, fue derrotada el Martes. En las elecciones locales, los oficiales de Jeffco todavia […]

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Whistleblower calls for new IPS union election after scandal
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:29:43 +0000

The president of the IPS union resigned under pressure after an ISTA investigation indicated she mishandled $100,000.

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