Rise & Shine: Denver parents of students with special needs fear a district reorganization will hurt their kids
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:21:35 +0000
BALANCING ACT The Denver district is planning a major reorganization of its special education department that officials say will be good for all students. Parents of students with special needs are worried their children won't get the one-on-one support they need to be successful. Chalkbeat GAME OVER Entrepreneur and advocate for modern apprenticeships Noel Ginsburg is […]
Meet the Newark power players looking to steer this year's school-board election
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:11:48 +0000
A guide to the powerful alliance backing a slate of candidates who are heavily favored in next month's election.
Rise & Shine: More than 1,000 Memphis school employees to get hourly raise
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:26:46 +0000
LIVING WAGES  Shelby County Schools announces about 1,200 Memphis school employees will see their wages increase to $15 per hour. Chalkbeat, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis Daily News, WHBQ AFTER PARKLAND  Gov. Bill Haslam proposes spending an extra $30 million to improve student safety in Tennessee, both in schools and on school buses. Chalkbeat, The Tennessean, Times Free Press, The Associated Press, WTVF, WSMV, WRCB […]
Rise & Shine: Will the PEP rubber-stamp the city's latest school merger plans?
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:08:29 +0000
MERGE AHEAD When the city's education oversight panel reconvenes, they will have to decide whether to OK a new set of school mergers. But it's unclear whether they will rubber-stamp the administration's proposals. Chalkbeat SPRING SNOW DAY New York City public schools shut down Wednesday as a snowstorm was expected to clobber the region. New York Post, […]
Rise & Shine: Indiana’s schools chief says arming teachers is a ‘really, really bad idea’
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:00:29 +0000
LEARNING ENGLISH: Two adult charter schools saw the city’s biggest jumps in students learning English this year, a result of more refugees seeking diplomas. Read more from Chalkbeat. ISTEP: Indiana’s tests are once again in flux. Now that lawmakers have decided to delay using a college entrance exam for two years, it’s up to the […]
Almost half of Detroit district schools don’t have a gym teacher. Next year, that may change.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 02:23:50 +0000
Since 10-year-old Hezekiah Haynesworth moved to his new school in the Detroit district, he's always up out of his seat, talking to classmates and getting into trouble. His mother, Victoria, says he wasn’t always like this. She believes he has nowhere to burn off excess energy because Bagley Elementary doesn’t offer students enough time for […]
More than 1,000 Memphis school employees will get raise to $15 per hour
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:08:26 +0000
The announcement comes about two weeks before marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., who came to Memphis to promote living wages.
The businessman who went to bat for apprenticeships is out of Colorado's governor's race
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:21:29 +0000
Noel Ginsburg, an advocate for apprenticeships and a critic of Colorado’s teacher effectiveness law, has withdrawn from the Democratic race for governor.
Up next for the PEP: Five mergers, one missing member, and a snow delay
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:14:39 +0000
This time around, there are no school closures on the agenda. But there may still be reverberations from last month’s unusual meeting.
Spike in refugee students fuels increase in English language learners at two adult charter schools
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:48:41 +0000
The campuses are less than two miles apart.