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March 29, 2019
On an anxiety-filled day, slightly more Chicago students will get their top choice of high schools
When decisions about high school acceptances post Friday on GoCPS, 16.2 percent of Chicago eighth-graders will get their top pick of the city’s…
January 31, 2019
Study: Tennessee schools with the biggest needs tend to have lower-quality principals
Researchers offer the first statewide look at the quality of school leaders — and where they work.
elected school board
December 12, 2018
In Chicago, not everyone agrees with the grassroots call for an elected school board
Despite a growing call for an elected school board, it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution to Chicago’s troubled public school system. Panelists…
Annual Regional Analysis
November 28, 2018
Six chances left to attend meetings on controversial school inventory report
Here’s a list of presentations to come, and a preview of the issues facing communities where the meetings are scheduled.
June 6, 2018
The scene at Stuyvesant: Students who’ve succeeded at SHSAT wary of new plan, though some want change
As politicians and parents take sides over a new plan to scrap the specialized high school test, students at the center of the controversy wrestle with the issue.
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June 9, 2017
Week in review: A morning in a crowded classroom and 13 other things you should know about Detroit education
There was a lot to read about Detroit schools this week including our peek inside a Detroit classroom where 37…
March 3, 2017
Want educational equity? Make sure your teachers feel valued, say lawmakers
Talk turns to teachers during a discussion with state lawmakers organized by the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition.
January 19, 2017
Tennessee ESSA draft can be improved to help kids of color, says equity group
The Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition is one of the first groups to weigh in on assets and shortcomings in the state's plan.
May 5, 2016
Memphis education leader tells Nashville officials what Shelby County Schools is doing right
Interviewing to be director of Nashville schools, Brad Leon says he would bring a lot of inspiration from Memphis schools, including its focus on education equity.
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