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April 9, 2019
New York City falling short on pledge to put AC in every classroom
This story was originally published on April 9 by THE CITY. An effort Mayor Bill de Blasio launched two years ago to outfit every public…
March 26, 2019
700 Memphis students will be sent to different schools in facilities plan’s first result
Amid long-standing concerns over declining enrollment and aging campuses, these changes are the first step in the former superintendent's massive facilities plan.
November 26, 2018
Power outages hit 20 campuses during first snowstorm of the school year
But school remained in session at all 513 district-run Chicago Public Schools campuses.
September 6, 2018
Shrinking here, expanding there, Aurora district wants to hear your thoughts on how to handle growing pains
The Aurora district launched an online survey and is hosting public meetings to talk about the future of schools.
October 17, 2017
Students at one Memphis elementary school may relocate during construction
It’s also possible that the new building won’t be ready until January of 2020 instead of the fall of 2019 as originally planned.
August 1, 2017
Two state-run Memphis schools to start late due to roof damage
Students at Georgian Hills Achievement Elementary School will be relocated to nearby Frayser Achievement Elementary until the roof can be replaced.
December 5, 2016
Memphis plan looks at thorny challenges of school district sharing buildings with charter operators
A proposed guideline for charter operators’ use of buildings owned by Shelby County Schools is scheduled to go before the school board.
Back to school
August 29, 2016
Most buildings repaired — but as many as 200 teaching jobs unfilled — as new Detroit public district approaches the first day of school
All but eight of the 94 school buildings in Michigan’s largest district are now in full compliance with city health and safety codes, officials said.
Why it matters
August 10, 2016
Memphis schools don’t have 27,000 empty seats as Hopson cites — but they could in five years
The number of empty seats in Shelby County Schools will serve as a baseline for conversations this fall about future school closures.
October 13, 2015
Tennis star Agassi faces down charter school facilities in Nashville
Tennis star Andre Agassi and his business partner say private profits can be good for public education by providing affordable facilities for charter schools.
Give Me A Home
January 15, 2015
Denver Public Schools ‘ahead of the curve’ with proposed facilities policy
DPS currently has no formal policy to determine which school would be placed in which building. The new policy would outline which district priorities, academic achievement, and enrollment patterns will drive placement decisions.
End of an era
January 7, 2015
Longtime deputy chancellor Kathleen Grimm to retire
Kathleen Grimm, the deputy chancellor for operations and a fixture in the Department of Education under four chancellors, is stepping down, Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Wednesday.
June 11, 2014
Across elementary schools, an array of motives for adding pre-K seats
Principals and teachers from five schools preparing for pre-K next year shared the logic behind their individual decisions to apply for new seats, offering a window into the varied hopes and calculations at play at schools across the city.
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