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December 13, 2018
How the stress of state testing might make it harder for some students to show what they know
In one New Orleans charter network saw modest spikes in cortisol, a hormone caused by stress, leading up to state exams.
December 12, 2018
This Chicago teen can’t read. Why?
December 10, 2018
What it will mean if Betsy DeVos rolls back the Obama school discipline rules
It would be a victory for the conservative campaign to link school discipline reforms with unsafe schools.
December 9, 2018
The City Fund’s next steps: These 7 cities are the focus of the biggest new education player
A new group that’s raised millions has begun spending that money in seven cities — and its staff may be planning to try to influence elections, too.
December 5, 2018
Behind a once-promising school’s demise
December 4, 2018
New group will try to connect school board members pushing for ‘dramatic change’ in these 10 cities
The group is targeting board members in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, New Orleans, Oakland, and Stockton.
change at the top
December 3, 2018
D.C., meet your next chancellor: 8 things to know about Lewis Ferebee and what he might bring to the district
With a modest demeanor and careful speaking style, Ferebee has kept a low public profile. But he has made a name for himself in education reform circles.
Indianapolis’ Lewis Ferebee tapped as next chancellor of D.C. Public Schools
Under Ferebee's leadership, Indianapolis Public Schools pursued a slew of dramatic, and controversial, changes, including expanding "innovation" schools.
December 1, 2018
Indianapolis’s Lewis Ferebee a finalist for D.C. schools chief job, sources say
Ferebee was in the running for the top post in Los Angeles earlier this year, though he eventually withdrew.
November 29, 2018
Is the number of teachers of color skyrocketing or stagnating? Here’s what the numbers really say
Here’s what you should know about the demographics of America’s teaching force, and how to make sense of these competing narratives.
November 28, 2018
How familiar faces push kids to show up to school
Welcome to Chalkbeat’s national newsletter! Sarah Darville, Matt Barnum, and Francisco Vara-Orta here, working to help you make sense of efforts to improve education across…
November 28, 2018
Students show up to school more often when they see ‘familiar faces,’ new study finds
When kids know their peers, “Students don’t have to adjust as much to making new friends or relationships,” said Jacob Kirksey.
November 21, 2018
Why the push for an ethnic studies course took decades
November 19, 2018
In most U.S. cities, neighborhoods have grown more integrated. Their schools haven’t.
From 1990 to 2015, 72 percent of U.S. cities saw their neighborhoods grow less racially segregated. Sixty-two percent saw their schools grow more segregated.
November 14, 2018
A quietly edited report and dueling blog posts reveal a divide over the ‘portfolio model’
A report on school choice released last month offered this in a list of strategies for improving schools: “a portfolio approach.” Today, that reference is gone.
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