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September 6, 2018
Rodent infestation forces Memphis school building to close for the semester
Dozens of rats at Kirby High School in Memphis will keep the building closed the rest of the semester, district officials announced at a faculty…
April 24, 2018
Board approves merging two Whitehaven schools into K-8 amidst parent division
Manor Lake Elementary School will close and students will be assigned to Geeter Middle School, which is about a half-mile away.
March 9, 2018
It’s not enough just to stay open, say Memphis parents of their struggling elementary school
Parents are glad Shelby County Schools rejected a state recommendation to close Hawkins Mill Elementary, but still have questions.
January 8, 2018
Weigh in on the city’s plans to merge, close, or shrink 19 schools at these public meetings
City officials plan on holding at least two public meetings at each school.
season of searching
December 19, 2017
Plans to shutter schools will force more than 400 New York City teachers to search for new jobs
What’s next for those teachers depends on the city’s plans for their schools -- and whether principals want to hire them.
December 13, 2017
As New York City prepares to close more struggling ‘Renewal’ schools, here’s what we know about ones they’ve shuttered before
While all the closed schools had very low graduation rates and test scores, so do other Renewal schools that were spared.
blue and green
Updated October 12, 2017
Record number of Denver schools earn top ratings on latest district quality scale
In all, 122 of Denver Public Schools’ more than 200 schools are rated “blue” or “green.” Just 10 schools are “red,” the lowest rating
August 22, 2017
Mayor de Blasio: More Renewal schools will face closure this year
Five Renewal schools were targeted for closure earlier this year.
April 26, 2017
Three Detroit-area charter schools are set to close in June, but not all parents know
The schools set to close include Woodward Academy, Starr Detroit Academy, and the Academy of International Studies in Hamtramck.
March 28, 2017
Tennessee lawmakers to take a closer look at school closures
Rep. Joe Towns wants to hit the pause button on school closures, saying that empty school buildings hurt property values and tax revenue.
March 23, 2017
Despite pushback, education panel votes to close five schools in de Blasio’s turnaround program
Starting next school year 78 schools will remain in the Renewal program, down from an original 94.
March 22, 2017
As vote on Renewal school closures nears, the city has vowed to find students better schools. Can it keep that promise?
“I think every parent should have a right to send their child to a top performing school. Not to another neighborhood school which is doing marginally better.”
Week In Review
March 17, 2017
A lawsuit, our exciting event, and 9 other things you should know about Detroit schools this week
Michigan’s letter grades for schools were thrown into question this week as policy makers picked sides about how the state evaluates schools.
March 6, 2017
These meetings are your chance to weigh in on New York City’s plan to close or merge nine Renewal schools
The vast majority of the meetings are scheduled over the next two weeks.
Achievement School District
February 28, 2017
The enrollment problems that plagued ASD schools in turmoil? They’re not unique.
A Chalkbeat analysis finds that half of the state-run district's 33 schools have faced deep enrollment challenges.
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