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This turnaround model is spreading. Is it a better way to help struggling schools or just a new brand of takeover?
A school turnaround strategy that's shown promise in Springfield, Mass. is spreading to districts across the country with the help of a group called Empower Schools.
21 hours ago
3 out of 4 Americans support giving teachers a raise, the highest in a decade
Nearly three in four Americans think teachers should be paid more, the poll shows.
August 15, 2019
How I Teach: This career-changer was inspired by her toddler
Welcome to the August edition of How I Teach! How do you go from tax accountant to special education teacher? …
August 14, 2019
The end of an era (and performance pay) in Newark
The big story “All vestiges of corporate reform have been removed,” the Newark Teachers Union declared this week. The cause of the New Jersey union’s…
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August 13, 2019
4 new studies bolster the case: More money for schools helps low-income students
The latest research offers one solution for policymakers, advocates, and philanthropists who have been vexed by flat national test scores.
August 12, 2019
I started talking about disability in my classroom. It changed both me and my students.
I realized that my students, like myself, had a choice. They could share who they were with others and accept disability as part of their identities.
August 9, 2019
After calling out inequity on the debate stage, Bennet leans on his education experience to advance his presidential campaign
After a fiery moment centered around school integration on the debate stage, Michael Bennet isn't offering up much on what he'd do to make schools less segregated.
August 8, 2019
A new study questions whether Head Start still produces long-run gains seen in past research
“We’re using methods that have been accepted for a long time ... and now we’ve got a bunch of negative results,” said Dylan Lukes, a Harvard graduate student.
August 7, 2019
Roadblocks to transferring schools
Welcome to Chalkbeat’s national newsletter! We’re working to help you make sense of efforts to improve education across the country. You can sign up for…
August 7, 2019
I convinced my teachers to walk our students’ neighborhoods. It changed our school.
I encouraged my school to lead a walking tour of Camden for staff members. It changed our teachers' perspectives and helped them better understand our students.
August 6, 2019
The Starting Line: ‘It makes us better teachers because we’re not carrying it inside’
Welcome to the August issue of The Starting Line! Today’s issue features a fascinating story…
August 6, 2019
The case for teaching about sharks and mummies, not captions and the main idea
If a student doesn’t have enough knowledge to understand a text, no amount of “skills” practice will help, Natalie Wexler argues in "The Knowledge Gap."
Updated August 7, 2019
Charter schools in some cities enroll few students mid-year. Here’s why that matters.
The average D.C. district school with 500 students takes in 38 additional students mid-year, it finds, while the average charter of the same size takes in just four.
August 1, 2019
It’s still possible to take action on school segregation. Here’s how we’re doing it in San Antonio.
San Antonio is an unlikely place to integrate schools. We're doing it anyway.
July 31, 2019
Biden, Harris reprise school integration dispute during second Democratic debate
Michael Bennet, the Colorado senator and a former Denver schools superintendent, chimed in to point out that this debate isn't just about the past.
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