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Committee picks Denver Language School to use building vacated by shuttered elementary
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:11:43 +0000
A charter middle school that immerses students in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese would occupy the northeast Denver building of an elementary school shuttered for low performance if the school board follows a committee recommendation made public Friday. Denver Language School serves more than 700 students from across the city in kindergarten through eighth grade, although […]
In new study of school-district effectiveness, New York City falls just below national average
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:42:56 +0000
New York City students make about 4.6 grade levels of progress in five years -- landing New York in the 35th percentile of districts nationally.
Parents and educators worry about how new graduation rules will affect students with disabilities
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:29:00 +0000
Conversations about pathways, both as they relate to special education and to a variety of other topics, are just getting started.
Two Citizens of the World charter schools will close at the end of this year
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:15:02 +0000
Two Brooklyn charter elementary schools will be shuttered at the end of this school year, after they heard they were likely to be turned down for renewal.
At this Perry Township school, progress isn’t just about testing, it’s ‘the work we do every single day in our classrooms’
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:33:07 +0000
Of the Marion County township elementary schools with the highest ISTEP gains, four were from Perry Township.
Former Tennessee Teacher of the Year will lead citywide reading program
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:45:39 +0000
Though she won’t be with the district anymore, Karen Vogelsang will still be working toward goals set out by Shelby County Schools in her new position.
14 percent of U.S. schools accepting vouchers have anti-LGBT policies, according to new investigation
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:05:03 +0000
The story’s analysis and conclusions map closely to those of an investigation we published this summer into how Indiana schools that accept vouchers treat LGBT students.
I'm a black male teen in Aurora, and I see how 'achievement gap' forms
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:00:54 +0000
A senior at Aurora's Rangeview High School describes how many teachers have stereotyped him about drugs, hip-hop and more — influencing how he thinks about school.
Week in review: A disturbing study — and a warning about how it could be used
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:50:32 +0000
Leaders of Detroit’s school factions didn’t miss a beat this week when an alarming study of city schools showed how difficult it can be to get a decent education in Detroit — especially for families in 10 city neighborhoods that are largely devoid of quality schools. Although the nonprofit behind the study urged city leaders […]
Rise & Shine: Colorado families adopting high-needs kids aren't getting enough support
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:10:50 +0000
INTERVENTION TIME? Aurora's Paris Elementary School is reporting progress as a result of its improvement strategies, but a more dramatic turnaround effort may be coming. Chalkbeat MEASURING UP Leaders of a half-dozen community groups are calling on the Denver school board to immediately correct what they called misleading and inflated elementary school ratings. Chalkbeat TESTING, TESTING […]

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