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Many refugee students register...

Jun 12, 2019 by

Advocates urge Aurora district to change how it verifies age. Some Aurora students are aging out of local schools — often because of...

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Michigan’s top lawyer asks cou...

Jun 9, 2019 by

By Lori Higgins – Michigan’s top lawyer is asking a federal court to recognize that children have a right to an adequate...

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Lori Lightfoot gave her first ...

May 27, 2019 by

On Thursday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot stepped up to the Chicago City Council podium for the first time. Her audience wasn’t the...

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Summit Learning, the Zuckerber...

May 25, 2019 by

By Matt Barnum – When nearly 100 students walked out of their Brooklyn high school in protest last year, saying they were...

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Outsourcing classes to an onli...

May 22, 2019 by

This school district outsourced many of its high school courses to an online program. But it’s not clear students are learning. A...

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Five important things to know ...

May 9, 2019 by

By Marta W. Aldrich – When Tennessee’s General Assembly approved an education voucher plan this month within hours of receiving...

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Charter networks KIPP and IDEA...

Apr 21, 2019 by

By Matt Barnum – Two prominent charter school networks, KIPP and IDEA, netted huge grants from the federal government to fuel...

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At least 465 truant students w...

Apr 15, 2019 by

A controversial state policy designed to ensure virtual school students learning remotely are engaged with their coursework has...

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Read the report on de Blasio’s...

Apr 8, 2019 by

Mayor Bill de Blasio at Brooklyn Generation School — formerly part of the Renewal program By Alex Zimmerman  – Mayor Bill de...

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College campus visits can enco...

Mar 28, 2019 by

By Matt Barnum – When researchers asked hundreds of eighth-graders living near Arkansas’s flagship university whether they’d...

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Reading instruction critique p...

Mar 17, 2019 by

By Ann Schimke – The reading courses at Colorado’s largest educator preparation program don’t match up with research on...

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Did opt-out land some New York...

Mar 7, 2019 by

By Alex Zimmerman  – PHOTO: Christina Veiga/Chalkbeat Chancellor Richard Carranza When state officials announced a new set...

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Chicago mayor’s contest:...

Feb 28, 2019 by

Chicago mayoral candidates Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot. Chicago’s crowded mayor’s race is headed toward a runoff. Early...

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Denver teachers will strike Mo...

Feb 11, 2019 by

Denver teachers will strike on Monday after school district and union leaders failed to reach an agreement in a last-ditch bargaining...

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How did an out-of-town chancel...

Jan 30, 2019 by

By Alex Zimmerman – PHOTO: Christina Veiga/Chalkbeat Richard Carranza climbed the steps of Tweed Courthouse, the education...

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Kindergarten is getting more a...

Jan 27, 2019 by

By Matt Barnum – Kindergarten isn’t what it used to be — and that might not be a bad thing. Recent research has found that...

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Why the portfolio model is key...

Jan 9, 2019 by

By Matt Barnum – If Los Angeles teachers go on strike this week or next, it won’t just be about dollars and cents — it will be...

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What five L.A. teachers are th...

Jan 7, 2019 by

America’s second-largest school district appears headed for a teachers’ strike, with more than 30,000 Los Angeles educators prepared...

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10 lessons from education rese...

Dec 23, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – It’s hard to keep up with education research. So with the end of the year approaching, we’re here to help....

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Even as suspensions fall, Memp...

Dec 17, 2018 by

By Laura Faith Kebede – Hidden behind what Memphis education officials have said is good news when it comes to student...

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