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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.
June 27, 2019
How a parent organizer will try to upend Indianapolis’ top-down charter movement
Ashley Virden won a two-year fellowship from The Mind Trust to create a parent advocacy organization in Indianapolis and reverse the top-down ed reform movement.
March 22, 2019
Jeffco postpones later start times for teenagers, but may continue studying the issue
Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass is proposing hiring a person to look more closely at the impacts of later start times on school operations.
November 13, 2018
This is the letter of apology that Adams 14 leaders never sent
The apology was written as administrators learned that the district had not met state expectations and would likely face additional state sanctions.
November 8, 2018
Superintendent’s plan to expand biliteracy program in Adams 14 being kept private
The school board directed the superintendent to come up with a biliteracy plan, during a private meeting in September, following pressure from community.
October 5, 2018
Adams 14 board getting ready to make decision on charter that has divided community
The Adams 14 board will hear recommendations on the KIPP application Tuesday, and will vote in November.
October 4, 2018
What Denver parents, students, and teachers said they want in the next superintendent
“We need a superintendent that has lived through a lot of the experiences of our kids.”
October 3, 2018
Aurora school board commits to new goal to create a culture of collaboration in the district
The new goal is a result of board concerns over teacher surveys showing a lack of trust and communication.
September 26, 2018
Amid calls to apologize, Adams 14 board pledges better handling of public criticism
The ACLU of Colorado and the Colorado Association of Bilingual Education had asked the board to apologize for removing Jorge Garcia from public comment.
Updated August 29, 2018
Want to weigh in on Denver’s next superintendent? Here are the meetings.
There are six regional meetings scheduled for September, with more to come.
March 9, 2018
Big education funders were in Memphis this week. Here’s what they talked about.
Here are three big takeaways from this week's Bluff City forum sponsored by the national Philanthropy Roundtable.
November 6, 2017
Memphis leaders are developing Shelby County Schools’ first academic plan since the merger. And they want input.
A community listening tour kicks off this week as Chief of Schools Sharon Griffin hones strategies aimed at reaching the district's 2025 goals.
November 17, 2016
Did Hopson jump the gun on proposing more school closures? Some Memphians think so.
The chief of Shelby County Schools announced his proposal ahead of releasing reports intended to guide major decisions about the district's future.
October 24, 2016
Here’s what Memphians say a high-quality school should have
Shelby County Schools gleans input from education stakeholders at nine community meetings to discuss priorities as the district prepares to downsize.
Voices and choices
October 17, 2016
Change is coming, say Memphis school leaders as community meetings launch
Shelby County Schools kicks off a series of community meetings by preparing parents and teachers that many schools likely will have to be closed or merged.
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