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June 18, 2019
As a New York City principal, I attended anti-bias trainings that didn’t feel effective. Here’s what did.
In the 14 years I served as a high school principal, I found no area of professional development more frustrating, divisive, and ineffective.
June 5, 2019
LGBTQ advocates to push for student and staff protections in Jeffco schools
Dozens in support of LGBTQ students and staff plan to press the Jefferson County School Board to consider and adopt updated anti-discrimination policies.
June 5, 2019
High-profile principal is among reshuffling at the Achievement School District
The leader of Tennessee’s turnaround district’s highest-performing school is heading to a new position this summer, a year after the fourth superintendent change.
May 30, 2019
I’m a New York City high school junior, and I’m glad more of my teachers are getting anti-bias training
Anti-bias trainings are not about condemnation. They are a step toward acknowledging that the system is set up to best serve white students, not students like me.
May 21, 2019
Big staffing changes coming to Newark schools, as top-to-bottom overhaul begins
Superintendent Roger León said he will eliminate certain school administrator positions, while also hiring directors to oversee academics across the district.
off to court
May 10, 2019
Teachers union challenges improvement plan for Pueblo school, calling it bid to ‘privatize’
The legal challenge focuses on the role of MGT Consulting, a for-profit firm also in line to manage operations at the Adams 14 district and two Aurora schools.
April 22, 2019
With new mayor on horizon, Chinatown parents resume push for Near South Side high school
Chinatown’s longstanding call for a new high school is one of many community education issues Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot has to wrestle with.
April 19, 2019
Dedicated teachers, overflowing bathrooms: What Chicagoans want Lori Lightfoot to know about their schools
If you could tell Chicago mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot something about your school, what would it be? When we asked, more than 330 educators,…
April 10, 2019
After Lab School admissions error, NYC officials remove deadline to accept offers but still face questions from parent council
Responding to a Tuesday letter from District 2’s Community Education Council, department officials said they will now work “as long as [families and students] need” to decide whether they want to attend Lab.
April 8, 2019
Memphis school board members disagree on how to pick next superintendent, decision on search firm delayed
Three Memphis school board members suggested ditching a national search for Shelby County Schools' next superintendent.
March 29, 2019
With Toni Preckwinkle trailing in polls, Chicago Teachers Union looks to critical battles ahead
The union is also focusing its energy on battlefronts beyond City Hall — fights that could be critical for its survival and success.
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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.
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