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December 12, 2018
From Amazon to air conditioners, parent leaders quizzed de Blasio and Carranza at forum
The pair faced a host of tough questions from parent leaders about problems including school overcrowding, the lack of air conditioners, lead in water, and busing.
November 16, 2018
Tour notes: What we heard when we listened to our communities in a new way
Our listening tour started in Chicago, and then spread across our network. Here's what we learned.
October 19, 2018
‘If they know we regularly care’: Our New York bureau and its newest reporter are listening up
A new name has been popping up at Chalkbeat as our organization continues to grow, and the byline belongs to Reema Amin.
September 25, 2018
Estos padres quieren eliminar los obstáculos para hispanohablantes en las escuelas de Detroit
To read this story in English, click here. Si te parece difícil navegar el sistema escolar de Detroit, imagínate como es cuando nadie habla…
September 25, 2018
These parents won’t stop chipping away at literacy and the language barrier in Detroit schools
Para leer este artículo en español, oprima aquí. If you think it’s hard to navigate Detroit’s troubled school system, try doing it…
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September 10, 2018
Mark your calendars: Here are four chances to dig into the issues facing Detroit schools
As we at Chalkbeat work to cover education in Detroit, we’re keeping our ears to the ground by participating in four upcoming events…
Listening Tour 2018
August 15, 2018
5 bold ideas for how Chicago can send more kids through college
It takes resilience and a lot of support to launch students on the path to college, let alone get through Year One.
July 16, 2018
Tell us your stories about children with special needs in Detroit
Chalkbeat Detroit is teaming up with the Detroit Parent Network to hear your special needs stories
Listening Tour 2018
May 15, 2018
“Don’t test dummy my children.” What you told us about schools in Washington Park
At Chalkbeat Chicago, the following question is in our DNA: How do we improve public education here? As we gear up to start publishing…
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.
June 7, 2011
Meeting with parents, Walcott gets feedback and asks for more
Chancellor Dennis Walcott met with parent coordinators and leaders of Parent Teacher Associations yesterday. Chancellor Dennis Walcott met the parents last night at a panel session with PTA leaders and parent coordinators that gave him a chance to demonstrate his oft-stated commitment to community outreach. Walcott also previewed a new survey, called the Chancellor's Family Feedback Form, that he said will be released later this month. A flier handed out to parents describes the survey as an opportunity to "Tell us what information about your child is important to you and how you'd like to get it." The flier advertises a web site for the survey, FamilyFeedback.org, which is not yet live. Asked for more detailed information, a Department of Education spokeswoman said that the survey is still being developed. The announcement came as several attendees complained to Walcott about the challenges of getting a response from school officials. "What resources do parents have when principals don't respond?" one woman said. “What’s the chain of command here if we have a problem?” asked another attendee.
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