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Strapped for teachers, Detroit...

Jul 11, 2018 by

By Koby Levin – Faced with a daunting shortage of certified teachers, leaders of Detroit’s main district say they may have no...

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Will they stay or go: New York...

Jul 2, 2018 by

By Christina Veiga – The predictions are dire: After the Supreme Court ruled this week that public employees can’t be forced to...

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AmeriCorps ‘volunteers’ in Den...

Jun 28, 2018 by

By Melanie Asmar – The AmeriCorps program in Denver Public Schools has been terminated after an investigation found the...

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When Denver stopped lunch-sham...

Jun 25, 2018 by

By Ann Schimke – After the Denver schools chief made a high-profile announcement last August guaranteeing a full meal to...

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New York City agrees to provid...

Jun 20, 2018 by

By Carrie Melago, Alex Zimmerman – New York City will begin providing paid family leave to teachers, officials announced today,...

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As historians and New York Cit...

Jun 18, 2018 by

New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and Mayor Bill de Blasio just committed $23 million over the next four years to...

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Virtual schools, open records,...

Jun 16, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – Charter schools got some extra attention in Washington, D.C. today in the form of a U.S. House hearing. The...

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Mayor Bill de Blasio: Our spec...

Jun 4, 2018 by

By Bill de Blasio – I visit schools across this city and it never fails to energize me. The talent out there is outstanding....

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The ‘shadow education sy...

May 31, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – More affluent kids are about twice as likely to visit a museum, art gallery, or historical site or see a play...

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As NYC encourages more element...

May 18, 2018 by

By Alex Zimmerman – When Nicole Lent’s principal asked her to give up teaching a single class of students in favor of teaching...

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Does Tennessee’s emergency res...

May 8, 2018 by

By Marta W. Aldrich – The trouble with developing an emergency exit plan in the midst of a fire is that it’s hard to think...

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Do charter schools suspend stu...

Apr 23, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – A few weeks ago, a government watchdog agency released an extensive report on discipline in U.S. schools. It...

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One big upside of career and t...

Apr 19, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – As a high school teacher in Pennsylvania, Shaun Dougherty noticed that students in career-focused programs...

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Over 40 percent of Newark stud...

Apr 18, 2018 by

By Patrick Wall – In 2008, less than 10 percent of Newark students attended charter schools. Today, one in three does. After a...

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A week onto the job, Chancello...

Apr 9, 2018 by

By Philissa Cramer, Alex Zimmerman – One week after taking office, Chancellor Richard Carranza is headed to school — three of...

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Food for thought: StudentsR...

Apr 1, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – Families receiving food stamps get their benefits once a month. A few weeks later, kids’ test scores tick up....

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Elementary school teachers som...

Mar 22, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – When Kim Van Duzer, an elementary school teacher in Brooklyn, had a chance to follow her students from third...

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‘Personalized learning’ comes ...

Mar 1, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – Imagine you’re a new teacher. You overhear two students disparaging Black Lives Matter protests, and know that...

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Meet the only speech-language ...

Feb 27, 2018 by

By Ann Schimke – Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask educators who’ve been recognized for their work how they...

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Arkansas passed a law banning ...

Feb 18, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – What if an education law passed, but nobody followed it? That appears to be the bizarre situation in Arkansas,...

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