Chalkbeat Staff Sort by: Newest Oldest Showing 1-20 of 20 February 7, 2017 New Yorkers celebrate, mourn and buckle down as Betsy DeVos is confirmed as U.S. education secretary Despite intense opposition and an all-night talkathon by Senate Democrats, Betsy DeVos was confirmed Tuesday. Here’s how prominent voices in the New York education world responded. February 6, 2017 School Days: Share your Detroit education story Five storytellers will be selected to work side-by-side with Satori Shakoor to take their story from the page to the stage at the Charles H. Wright Museum. December 22, 2016 Race Matters: How America’s schools wrestled with segregation in 2016 In a year where race dominated the national conversation about identity and equality, American education systems grappled with issues of integration and segregation. December 22, 2016 What happened when the election reached the classroom Chalkbeat reporters spent the days after the election in classrooms across the country. They saw protests, heartfelt writing assignments, and contentious discussions. December 22, 2016 Hugs, walkouts and tears: How the election’s youngest voices reacted to the results Through organized protests and, in one case, an impromptu multischool rally, many students who couldn’t cast a ballot found ways to be heard. December 22, 2016 Year In Review: New York’s biggest education moments of 2016 These were some of the key moments in education policy and practice for New York in 2016. December 22, 2016 Year In Review: The winners and losers of New York’s struggle with desegregation in 2016 From successful strides toward integration to thwarted efforts to inequities that are only just starting to get attention, here’s where New York stands. December 22, 2016 Five key things we learned about education in America in 2016 From rezoning efforts to reading coaches, just a few of the reports and studies that provided the foundation of education research in 2016. December 22, 2016 Year In Review: Barriers to Entry, a look inside New York’s ‘admissions obstacle course’ At best, the high school admissions process in New York is a labyrinth of policies and paperwork. In some schools, dozens of students compete for each seat. December 22, 2016 Embracing the elephant in the room: How educators approach race in the classroom A difficult national conversation about race and privilege unfolded this year in public school classrooms across the country. November 23, 2016 From ‘passionate’ hands-on advocate’ to ‘everything Donald Trump said is wrong in America’: The education world reacts to Betsy DeVos What does the education world think about Betsy DeVos, the Michigan philanthropist and voucher advocate whom Donald Trump picked as his education secretary nominee? November 23, 2016 Trump ed sec pick Betsy DeVos on the Common Core: ‘I am not a supporter — period’ Betsy DeVos wants to clear something up: She definitely doesn’t like the Common Core standards. December 3, 2015 Nashville mayor names Laura Ashley Moore as education liaison Mayor Megan Barry, who has pledged to make public education a top priority, appoints a local chamber official as her point person on education. October 26, 2015 2015 SCORE Prize honors schools, districts in Memphis, Nashville, Trousdale County Public schools are honored as winners of the fifth annual SCORE Prize for being leaders in student learning in Tennessee. October 6, 2015 Tennessee ed leader reappointed to board overseeing The Nation’s Report Card State Board of Education Chairman B. Fielding Rolston is reappointed to the board that helps set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress. July 16, 2015 Find your school’s 2015 science and social studies scores The 2015 results provide the first year-to-year comparisons of student performance on the science and social studies tests. Both sets of tests were new in 2014. June 2, 2015 Nashville education ‘idea festival’ draws 700 people Leaders of a public-private initiative to reimagine K-12 public schools in Nashville want to build on the momentum of their first big gathering. May 28, 2015 SCORE selects 26 teachers for Tennessee Educator Fellowship The State Collaborative on Reforming Education announces the selection of 26 teachers for the 2015-16 class of the Tennessee Educator Fellowship. March 20, 2015 Weekend Reading: Should elementary school students have homework? A roundup of education stories from across the nation February 4, 2015 Sen. Lamar Alexander: Let parents choose best school options for their children A longtime proponent of school choice, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander calls for more federal programs that give parents the opportunity to choose schools they think best fit their children.