Behind closed doors: When it c...

Feb 21, 2020 by

By Melanie Asmar – Nearly every day, Brenna Wann saw staff members take young students, sometimes kicking and screaming, to the...

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‘Everything fell apart.’ Paren...

Feb 15, 2020 by

By Marta W. Aldrich – Eight-year-old Gigi Benassi winces as a pressure probe tickles her ear during a hearing test with...

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As more black and Hispanic stu...

Feb 2, 2020 by

Shelby County Schools officials will continue to look for implicit bias and make sure qualified students who have been overlooked are...

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Charter leader’s abrupt depart...

Jan 29, 2020 by

Ornstein was a familiar face in Detroit’s powerful charter school sector, and his perspectives appeared often in print. By Koby Levin...

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‘What we’re doing is not worki...

Jan 23, 2020 by

A report from a Michigan nonprofit highlights the struggles Detroit high school graduates face in college, and what can be done to...

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Same classroom, different sala...

Jan 4, 2020 by

NYC preschool teachers serving students with disabilities — arguably some of the children with the highest needs — are making the...

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‘It’s killing children and no ...

Dec 29, 2019 by

Abdula Sewell did all he could to control his 7-year-old son Leland’s asthma, going so far as to take a job as a teacher’s aide at...

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I thought Local School Council...

Dec 14, 2019 by

I came prepared to each meeting. I asked questions. I treated it with the attention I felt it deserved. But there came a turning...

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What it’s like for the middle ...

Dec 1, 2019 by

Families enrolled in previously under-the-radar schools could help Brooklyn’s integration push by sharing their experiences...

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Procedure isn’t enough: What I...

Nov 10, 2019 by

By David Altman – Recent changes to New York City’s school discipline code aimed at shortening suspensions and making...

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‘Heart has dropped out of read...

Nov 9, 2019 by

By Reema Amin – As Stanford University education professor Sarah Levine sifted through nearly 120 years worth of New York’s...

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Do charter schools ‘lift all b...

Oct 3, 2019 by

By Matt Barnum – Lots of research on charter schools amounts to a horse race: Which schools produce better test scores or...

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KIPP charter schools are getti...

Sep 28, 2019 by

Students who attended a KIPP middle school a decade ago were 13 percentage points more likely to enroll in college as a result,...

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This company ran schools for d...

Sep 24, 2019 by

By Kalyn Belsha – PHOTO: DNAinfo/Wendell HutsonStudents work on computers at a Bridgescape school run by EdisonLearning in the...

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Want better readers? Spend les...

Sep 18, 2019 by

By Matt Barnum – In the average public elementary school, third graders spend nearly two hours a day on reading instruction,...

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Ahead of public charge rule, C...

Sep 14, 2019 by

A bill passed in the City Council would require the public schools to give students “educational materials” about the new federal...

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The College Board says it’s tr...

Sep 11, 2019 by

By Matt Barnum, Sarah Darville – It was a small detail tucked inside a March 2014 New York Times Magazine piece titled “The...

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Council members: preserve NYC’...

Sep 5, 2019 by

PHOTO: Christina Veiga/Chalkbeat Robert Cornegy, left, and other New York City Council members called for the preservation of gifted...

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Ousted KIPP co-founder Mike Fe...

Aug 22, 2019 by

The suit alleges KIPP destroyed Feinberg’s career and his reputation. KIPP calls it “baseless and frivolous.” Mike...

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NYC families rely on libraries...

Jul 30, 2019 by

By Zipporah Osei – When school let out in June, Genevieve Weiler, who has a 4-year-old entering kindergarten in the fall,...

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