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Tennessee lawmakers tell education chief to slow down on school accountability changes
Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn wants to change the way the state judges its public schools.
September 10, 2019
A renewed debate in Tennessee: Should schools be judged by how much students know, or how much they grow?
Commissioner Penny Schwinn's agenda may include changes to how Tennessee schools are evaluated.
September 5, 2019
Michael Bennet, fighting for traction, releases education plan focused on preschool and partnerships
The former Denver schools chief hasn’t qualified for the next debate. But he’s still trying to win supporters with his education bona fides.
August 6, 2019
Colorado ranks low nationwide in providing summer meals to kids who need free lunch at school, report finds
Fewer than one out of every 10 Colorado children who rely on subsidized lunches during the school year have access to free summer lunch.
July 25, 2019
‘Giving students an equal start’: Democratic presidential candidates push for pre-K at Indy conference
Five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates pointed to education as a tool for accelerating economic growth in urban communities and fighting voter suppression Thursday.
July 5, 2019
Catch up: Four takeaways from the Democratic presidential forum on education
The next education secretary must be an educator, many said, and Warren criticized high-stakes testing despite disagreeing with unions on that in the past.
Updated July 3, 2019
We asked every Democratic candidate for president about desegregating schools. Here’s what they told us.
After Kamala Harris challenged Joe Biden's position on 'busing,' we asked all the Dem candidates about their positions on school desegregation. Here's what they said.
July 1, 2019
Did busing for school desegregation succeed? Here’s what research says.
The bottom line: Even if busing for school integration was a political failure, it wasn't an educational failure.
Updated June 27, 2019
Supreme Court blocks citizenship question on census that could hit school budgets hard — for now
School district leaders can breathe a sigh of relief — at least, a short one — after the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration from adding a question about citiz
to the races
June 18, 2019
Jamaal Bowman, Bronx principal and vocal opt-out supporter, launches primary challenge for Congress
Jamaal Bowman has been a teacher, guidance counselor, dean, and, for the last decade, the founding principal of a well-regarded middle school in the Bronx.
Updated September 9, 2019
2020 cheat sheet: What the Democratic presidential candidates have said about education
Chalkbeat's cheat sheet to what Biden, Booker, Castro, Harris, Sanders, Warren (and many more) say about pre-K, charter schools, free college, and other education issues.
June 11, 2019
For one undocumented student in Chicago, graduation marks both hard work and years of uncertainty
Itzayanna is undocumented, and she is graduating into one of the most supportive, and yet one of the most uncertain, times to be an immigrant student.
May 3, 2019
Three things Betsy DeVos said in Chicago — and one big topic she didn’t address
Betsy DeVos talked about two kinds of vouchers and pushed for vocational education, but skirted mentioning Illinois' pushback against tax credits for school choice.
April 25, 2019
Lots of American families are struggling with student lunch debt. What’s the solution?
To parents whose students lose out because of lunch debt, the system is a broken one that uses students’ needs as collateral.
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