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behind the budget
December 20, 2018
Surprise: Most funding for New York City’s ‘community schools’ going to academics, not social services
Rather than punishing schools when students struggle, the theory went, the city should flood schools with services to combat the problems that hold students back from succeeding.
December 19, 2018
What Memphis students say can help reduce suspensions, expulsions
The student leaders have been in juvenile detention and were trained through BRIDGES, a student youth advocacy organization in Memphis.
December 18, 2018
Why more Denver students will now qualify for free public bus passes
The district estimates 1,700 additional high school students will get a free RTD pass.
cracking the code
December 14, 2018
Newark schools partner with Girls Who Code to expand access to coding clubs
Starting in the spring, more Newark middle schoolers will be learning how to code, owing to a new partnership between Newark Public Schools…
December 13, 2018
The SHSAT helps Manhattan families like mine. I finally stood up last week to say that’s wrong.
Choosing schools in New York City can be a formidable challenge. That was evident at a Community Education Council meeting in District…
December 11, 2018
Chicago on Trump administration changes: ‘A sicker, poorer and less secure community’
Chicago and New York led a coalition of 30 cities that filed comments to the Department of Homeland Security over changes to the so-called “public charge” rule.
December 10, 2018
A new law is helping undocumented students in New Jersey attend college, but challenges remain
Thanks to a New Jersey law passed in May, undocumented immigrant students are now eligible to receive state financial aid to attend college. But questions and challenges remain, as many schools and families don't yet know about the program, and some students fear that applying may lead to scrutiny that could result in deportation.
December 7, 2018
To find gifted students amid the district’s diversity, Aurora looks beyond math and English
The Aurora district has started testing more students and is looking at new identification methods, including for talented students in non-academic areas.
December 5, 2018
‘Smooth sailing’ or ‘left behind’: The student voices in a charged debate over NYC’s high school admissions
At the same time Monday night that Manhattan parents were protesting proposed changes to how a few New York City high schools choose…
December 3, 2018
Manhattan parents decry proposal designed to diversify city’s most sought-after high schools
At least 300 people attended District 2’s Community Education Council meeting, where Deputy Chancellor Josh Wallack formally presented the city’s plan to get rid of the test that middle school students can take to gain admission to eight of the city’s specialized high schools.
to and through college
November 21, 2018
8 questions for Denver Scholarship Foundation chief, after voters pass tax to benefit students
"That’s how we come together as a community to grow our own talent and build our own future."
November 19, 2018
Here’s which Denver students lose out on summer enrichment
Denver’s black and Hispanic students have the least access to summer programs while white students are more likely to have the best access, according to a recent study.
November 16, 2018
Denver school board pledges to make sure LGBTQ students are ‘seen, accepted, and celebrated’
Denver Public Schools “will not allow our students, staff, and families to feel that they are being erased.”
November 12, 2018
In New York, a new focus on housing could also spur more diversity in schools
On a recent morning in Brooklyn, principals, parents, and education leaders from across the state gathered to drill into the root causes of…
November 7, 2018
Haven’t heard of participatory budgeting? Voters approved it on Tuesday — and here’s how it can bring millions to New York City schools.
When a city councilman told Laura Espinoza she could win thousands of dollars for her local schools through a process called participatory budgeting,…
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