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September 7, 2018
A new school in Bronzeville says a lot about what parents want
The first day of school, Nicole Spicer woke up at 4 a.m., put on a kelly-green blouse that matched her school colors, and…
Race to Reading
August 28, 2018
With Michigan’s third-grade reading law looming, parents fear majority of Detroit youth will be held back
Educators and advocates are warning that too many parents don’t know their children can be held back in third grade if they can't read, because of a new law.
August 2, 2018
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is on a high-speed timeline for his universal pre-K rollout
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has clearly articulated his vision for a free, universal prekindergarten program for 4-year-olds in Chicago, staging events throughout the…
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
Who's In Charge
July 5, 2018
New Local School Council members face challenging first task: filling council vacancies
When Englewood community organizer Erica Nanton was out of a job and struggling a few months ago, she didn’t think she would…
June 20, 2018
Some see a victory in Denver pausing its school closure policy, others a ‘slap in the face’
“We know this is not a result of DPS coming to some enlightened position around school closures. We know this is directly related to communities organizing.”
May 13, 2015
After city outreach, more parents participate in education council elections
The number of parents who voted or ran in this year’s elections for local and citywide education advisory board seats surged this year following an outreach campaign.
April 13, 2015
Proposal would let pre-K parents join local education councils
The change would let pre-K parents apply for spots on the city's 32 district Community Education Councils, which are currently open to K-8 parents.
December 17, 2013
Memphis Stand UP parents graduate as organization plans new direction
Some 140 Memphis parents participated in Stand UP trainings this fall at six Memphis schools. Stand UP will not continue to exist in its current iteration, but its parent group, Stand for Children, plans to continue to run parent-education sessions.
December 5, 2013
Shelby County Schools closed Friday due to inclement weather
Shelby County Schools and offices will be closed Friday because of inclement weather. Forecasters are predicting a possible ice storm with temperatures dipping to 17 degrees.
October 25, 2013
Empty halls at one high school’s parent-teacher conference night
John Elfrank-Dana, the UFT chapter leader at beleaguered Murry Bergtraum High School in Manhattan, sent over this picture of Bergtraum’s halls at 7:15…
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