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August 2, 2019
5 big questions for Mayor Lori Lightfoot about Chicago school funding reform
Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised to reconsider how Chicago funds schools during the next school year and explore ways to spend more on students with the most need.
A year in review
June 21, 2019
Lessons from a Chicago school merger: Race, resilience, and an end-of-the-year resignation
Students on Chicago’s Near North Side lived through an unusual and high-stakes initiative this year: a community-driven effort to meld two schools into one.
April 1, 2019
Why the Denver school district’s top boss wants to create a ‘unified equity plan’
The result will be a “unified equity plan” that will “align efforts that currently exist in silos,” according to Superintendent Susana Cordova's entry plan.
November 15, 2018
Report: Colorado takes a hands-off approach when schools don’t serve students well
The Collaborative for Student Success evaluated the implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act plans in 17 states, including Colorado.
winners and losers
November 3, 2018
Amendment 73: What happens if voters put an extra $1.6 billion into Colorado’s broken school finance system?
A Gordian knot, a debacle, indefensible: Everyone agrees Colorado needs a better way to fund its schools.
October 23, 2018
Meet a new class of Tennesseans of color who are tackling issues of education equity
“Leaders of color must play an integral role in the K-12 education ecosystem in Tennessee, both to better reflect the communities served by our public schools, but to also bring an essential mix of experience and insights."
Meaning of measures
September 12, 2018
Passing schools, struggling students: Colorado reconsiders its formula for rating schools
The ratings formula ties into a long-running debate among testing experts about the value of measuring growth versus proficiency.
Diversity & Equity
August 21, 2018
Chicago schools want to delay plan for tackling the gifted gap
Chicago Public Schools wants to delay for a year a plan to make gifted services available to more children outside of selected enrollment,…
Politics & Policy
August 20, 2018
4 ways to give people of color more voice in Chicago schools
The teachers, parents, and community members gathered in the library of National Teachers Academy quickly zeroed in on a common issue their schools…
July 26, 2018
Some teachers are spending their summer creating culturally relevant content
More than 400 educators came together at a summer institute to learn how to provide students with academic experiences that reflect the diversity of their schools.
July 25, 2018
Chicago schools pass $7.5 billion budget despite calls to halt vote
On Wednesday, the Chicago Board of Education voted to pass Chicago Public Schools’ $7.5 billion budget for the 2018-2019 school year, despite calls…
March 23, 2018
Colorado’s state-authorized charter schools could get more money next year
That’s one year before most other charter schools will see benefits from last year’s charter school funding equity bill.
March 21, 2018
During Memphis visit, former Newark schools chief touts ways to change student discipline
Cami Anderson is meeting this week with educators in Memphis as part of her Discipline Revolution Project.
year in review
December 21, 2017
How Colorado schools tried to close academic gaps in 2017
Denver Public Schools, which has among the biggest gaps in Colorado, made several changes.
October 10, 2017
Meet first Tennesseans in a new education leadership program for people of color
Organizers say the newest leadership development program is needed to better reflect the communities served by public schools, and convene diverse experienced leaders.
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