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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How one Illinois program aims ...

Jul 22, 2019 by

Just two years out of high school, Leo Sanchez can easily recall the drowsy feeling of sitting in a Chicago classroom on a warm day....

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MaryEllen Elia, New York’s top...

Jul 17, 2019 by

New York education commissioner MaryEllen Elia is resigning next month just months after two top deputies also left their posts for...

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Gym or curriculum? Michigan sc...

Jul 14, 2019 by

By Koby Levin – Last April, leaders of a charter school in Detroit sat down over a platter of Lebanese pastries to ponder an...

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Tennessee governor promises ‘f...

Jul 14, 2019 by

Gov. Bill Lee says Tennessee has enough funding to develop its new education voucher program in time for a launch late next summer,...

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Detroit officials hope their n...

Jul 10, 2019 by

By Kyla Heat – Michelle Taylor’s first-grader had only been at Chrysler Elementary School for a few months, but already she was...

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As the U.S. Supreme Court weig...

Jun 19, 2019 by

New York City students would be among the nation’s biggest losers if the Trump administration succeeds in adding a citizenship...

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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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