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Updated January 18, 2019
All eyes are on Denver’s teacher pay negotiations as a strike looms. Here’s where things stand and how to tune in.
Negotiations in Denver happen in public. If you’re just getting caught up, or want to tune in as the back-and-forth continues, here’s what you should know.
January 11, 2019
Newark’s rush to create new magnet-school admissions test is raising eyebrows. Here’s what you need to know.
Newark students will take a new high-stakes test next month. Big questions remain about how the test will be used and why it's necessary.
January 8, 2019
Newark delays launch of new magnet-school admissions test by a month
Eighth-graders were originally scheduled to take the admissions test this week before officials postponed it until February.
January 4, 2019
As New York’s 2019 legislative session starts, a Senate education leader heads to rehab
When New York state lawmakers convene next week for the first time in 2019, one legislator with education expertise will be absent: Sen. John Flanagan,…
year in review
December 21, 2018
Our most-read stories of 2018: Curriculum changes, a charter school closing, a new way to train teachers and more
As we head into 2019, we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on our top stories and most read stories from last year.
December 18, 2018
Bronx school stabbing used as evidence in federal report calling for rollback of Obama discipline rules
A federal recommendation that school districts no longer be encouraged to reduce suspensions cites an unusual tragedy in New York City as one justification. In…
December 13, 2018
Newark’s absenteeism problem persists as thousands of students miss several days this year, new data show
About one in five Newark students already is considered "chronically absent" this year, putting them at academic risk.
December 7, 2018
Want to attend one of Newark’s coveted magnet schools? Get ready to take a test.
Students hoping to attend one of Newark's six magnet schools will have to sit for a new exam in January.
December 5, 2018
In Newark, universal enrollment was in danger. So charters started planning a separate system.
As charter leaders negotiated with Newark's superintendent over the citywide enrollment system, they also explored a charter-only alternative.
December 4, 2018
Newark’s new superintendent defended the enrollment system. Now can he make it work?
Several challenges lie ahead for the enrollment system, including a leadership vacuum and an anxious charter sector.
Indianapolis’ Lewis Ferebee tapped as next chancellor of D.C. Public Schools
Under Ferebee's leadership, Indianapolis Public Schools pursued a slew of dramatic, and controversial, changes, including expanding "innovation" schools.
November 22, 2018
Bond measures, understanding principals, and preschoolers’ laughter: What Chalkbeat readers say they’re thankful for in 2018
For people who mark their lives by the school-year calendar, November can be tough — so Thanksgiving comes at the right time to appreciate everything that’s going right.
November 21, 2018
As New Jersey takes a close look at charter schools, here are three big questions in Newark
As state officials review New Jersey's charter-school policies, three big questions loom over Newark.
November 16, 2018
‘No secret agreements’: Newarkers demand details of district-charter enrollment deal
The Newark school board voted Monday to continue an enrollment partnership with charter schools. Details of the deal have not been released.
November 14, 2018
Newark will keep universal enrollment for now — even as key dispute between charter schools and city appears unresolved
The Newark school board voted to preserve the city's online application system for at least another year. But key details remain unresolved.
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