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August 1, 2019
From murals to museums, how one South Side principal is reimagining summer school
Chicago Public Schools is honing in on how to bolster leaders like Principal Elizabeth Meyers at Randolph Elementary by giving them leadership training and autonomy.
July 25, 2019
Amid tense contract negotiations, Chicago board extends union-backed community schools for a year
Chicago's school board on Wednesday approved a $10 million extension of the union-backed program for an additional year.
July 11, 2019
In the middle of Chicago, an emerging curriculum blooms in a hidden city garden
Most days begin with weeding, planting, or harvesting in the garden, and in the afternoon, students learn about the science and social implications behind their work.
July 2, 2019
Tennessee’s summer reading camps are popular, getting results — and in peril
Federal funding has dried up for the popular program now serving 9,000 students in two-thirds of the state's school districts.
Updated July 1, 2019
Newark’s ‘Safe Passage’ program, meant to ease school commutes, is set to expand
Most days that students see Shayne Love near the entrance of Malcolm X Shabazz High School, he’s smiling and waving, making sure they’re out of harm's way.
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June 21, 2019
Sweeping attendance zone changes proposed for elementary schools in Brooklyn’s District 15
The education department is weighing whether to redraw zone lines — or remove attendance boundaries altogether — in a swath of Brooklyn’s District 15.
June 19, 2019
Detroit’s shared school bus route will expand in its second year, its backers consider its future
The GOAL Line, which transports students to and from Detroit schools, has been popular with parents, but the commission's 2020 budget has a $1.4 million deficit.
June 4, 2019
Detroit district looks to add more schools to mayor’s bus program
A bus route that was designed to draw Detroit students attending suburban schools back into the city is likely to expand for its second year.
May 29, 2019
More than 80,000 Colorado students attend school four days a week. What happens on the fifth day?
As more Colorado school districts cut back to just four days a week in the face of financial pressures, many parents are looking for ways to fill that fifth day.
May 14, 2019
New Memphis program encourages more students to pursue careers in construction
The after-school program is Gov. Bill Lee’s latest push to train more high school students to enter careers straight out of high school.
April 29, 2019
As NYC plans to shorten the day at some struggling schools, the principals union pushes back
“The extended learning, in terms of the impact per dollar, we decided was something that we could reduce,” the mayor said during a press conference.
April 24, 2019
Colorado proposal would triple cigarette tax, fund preschool, fight teen vaping
A proposed tax on nicotine products could double Colorado’s preschool investment, pay for afterschool and summer enrichment programs for low-income families, and chip away at…
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