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Bullying in schools
January 9, 2019
New research finds link between districts that voted Trump and racist bullying post-election
The study offers some hard evidence that the post-election months were a more fraught time in many schools.
Back to school
January 4, 2019
Kirby High students to return to school Monday four months after rats moved in
A rat invasion in the fall prompted Memphis school leaders to spend more than $2 million on renovations, and community members got their first look Friday.
Asked and answered
November 14, 2018
Are special education reforms moving too slowly? Chicago monitor responds to criticism.
"There’s been a lot of broken trust between parents and schools, parents and central office, parents and administrators," Chicago schools special education monitor says
November 14, 2018
Findings are mixed from Tennessee’s first-ever security review of all public schools
A new report summarizes months of scrutiny of more than 1,800 school campuses statewide.
Updated November 14, 2018
‘Inappropriate behavior with alumni’ led to Noble founder’s resignation, charter leaders tell staff
Constance Jones, the president of Noble, said in the letter that she and Head of Schools Ellen Metz became aware of the inappropriate behavior in October.
October 24, 2018
Colorado school districts seek voter support for school safety and mental health resources
Of 29 districts asking voters to increase local taxes, at least 19 have safety projects a priority if measures are approved.
October 9, 2018
‘Getting ready to do something’: Carranza hints at action for New York City children still in federal detention centers
Carranza directed sharp criticisms at the federal government’s handling of immigration before saying the city may have a plan for children in federal detention centers.
September 26, 2018
Chicago schools boost spending on law firm investigating sexual misconduct policy
The law firm reviewing how Chicago Public Schools handles allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct just got an additional $500,000 in billing authority.
under the microscope
September 21, 2018
Hundreds of volunteers and vendors still under review in Chicago schools’ background checks, most teachers cleared
Late Friday afternoon, Chicago schools released the climbing tally of employees who have cleared background checks — although hundreds of coaches, custodians, and…
Updated September 17, 2018
How Chicago schools’ fingerprinting requirements are scaring away undocumented parents
After sex-abuse revelations, Chicago schools are fingerprinting more volunteers. But that's scaring away undocumented parents from campuses, critics say.
September 13, 2018
Report lists litany of failings over police in Chicago schools
The Chicago Police Department doesn’t adequately screen and train the officers it assigns to Chicago Public Schools, and their roles in schools are…
Asked and answered
September 11, 2018
Teachers’ union chief Jesse Sharkey on school closings, contract battles, and life after Rahm
What the CTU president says about Chicago schools chief Janice Jackson, being called out by investigator Maggie Hickey, and union challenges post-Janus.
September 2, 2018
Chicago schools start Tuesday, but 511 employees don’t have clearance yet
With back to school right around the corner, the majority of Chicago schools’ 43,000 employees have cleared background re-checks, the district said Sunday.
August 31, 2018
What do you say to a young child who might be at risk for suicide?
Talking about suicide with young children can feel scary or inappropriate, but broaching the subject can save lives.
Keeping students safe
Updated August 17, 2018
Leadership instability atop Chicago schools contributed to mishandling of student sex cases: report
Instability in leadership at Chicago schools — from a revolving door of chief executives to changes in network chiefs — contributed to a…
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