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2 days ago
As León vows improvements, here are 5 issues facing special education in Newark’s schools
Newark schools chief Roger León has promised to make many long-needed changes, but perhaps the biggest promise he’s made is to fix the city’s special education program.
3 days ago
As district readies to release investigation, embattled Memphis charter school tells a different story
With the findings of a district investigation expected this week, leaders of a Memphis charter school are working to reassure parents that the school is getting on track.
September 17, 2019
Only one applicant meets Memphis board’s new policy for opening charter schools
The school board approved the opening of Memphis School of Excellence Elementary in Cordova next fall. At least two applicants said they plan to appeal.
September 13, 2019
Here are the Indiana education stories we plan to cover this year — and how you can help
The school year roared in like a lion, yanking us from our summer daydreams and thrusting us into the thick of the perennial controversy over…
September 6, 2019
Memphis district launches investigation into Southwest Early College High School as school leaders acknowledge ‘growing pains’
SCS has launched an investigation into Southwest Early College High School, where school leaders said that after a difficult summer, the school is responding to concerns.
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Updated September 5, 2019
As schools open with changes this week, Newark students react to new teachers, principals, and school policies
Two rows of cars lined the front entrance of Science Park High School at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday as parents waited to pick up their children after the first day of school.
August 27, 2019
Parents, students petition Shelby County Schools board to investigate Southwest Early College High School
Three Memphis high schoolers, two parents, and a former teacher stood before the Shelby County Schools board on Tuesday night and called for an investigation.
August 22, 2019
Newark seeks emergency state aid, saying it can’t afford school repairs or charter school payments
Budget shortfalls forced the district to cut teaching positions and postpone repairs. Now it's asking the state for $37 million in emergency aid.
'Transformation is our bread and butter'
August 21, 2019
With a new leader and new management, a Newark charter school network attempts a comeback
Faced with acute academic and discipline problems, one of Newark’s oldest charter school networks is getting a top-to-bottom makeover.
August 21, 2019
Are Indianapolis Public Schools and charter schools on the right track? More black voters say yes.
The IndyPolitics poll results also mirror national trends showing racial divides in charter support.
August 20, 2019
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 13, 2019
Without enough students or cash, 5 Indianapolis charter schools closed. Now, 6 new ones are opening.
The new schools have various focuses, such as project-based learning or educating students with autism, and most are expansions of existing Indianapolis charter networks.
August 12, 2019
A struggling school hitches its future to a popular president by changing its name to honor Barack Obama
A low-performing Detroit charter school is changing its name to honor former President Barack Obama, and adding a new program to encourage student leadership.
August 12, 2019
N.J. put two troubled Newark charter schools on probation, citing academic and safety concerns
The schools, University Heights Charter School and M.E.T.S. Charter School, were cited for poor performance and safety issues and ordered to make improvements.
August 6, 2019
Detroit commission publishes new parent guide to city schools. But parents will have to wait for academic info.
A guide produced by Mayor Mike Duggan's education commission provides parents with useful information about city schools, though they'll have to wait for academic info.
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