The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted 4-3 to buy nearly two acres as part of a land swap agreement with the Chicago Housing Authority for the proposed site of a new high school.
After 11 years of declining enrollment, Chicago Public Schools now serves 322,106 children, making it the nation’s fourth largest district after Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which serves 324,961 students.
Superintendent Tony Watlington called the incident “absolutely unimaginable.”
Una querella federal dice que la ley de opción de escuelas (school choice) de Colorado da demasiada oportunidad para rechazar a estudiantes discapacitados.
Illinois education advocates gathered for a press conference on Tuesday morning to pressure the state to add more money to the state’s evidence-based funding formula to fully fund schools by 2027.
Selection comes at a pivotal time, as the search for a new superintendent begins
Union workers showed up to Newark Board of Education’s first in-person meeting this year in search of answers about the district’s new High School of Architecture & Interior Design project after the state stopped construction on the site earlier this month.
Quick police response is crucial but can leave scars.
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Detroit Public Schools Community District is reopening community discussion on the school named for the retired neurosurgeon and former Trump cabinet member.
The scores are the first measure of how students across the five boroughs have fared in reading and math since the coronavirus pandemic.
Vaccine mandates, greener schools, mental health supports are among Chicago teachers union recommendations
The winners of the IPS school board race will oversee huge changes for the state’s largest district.
The school district is sending its crisis response team to Roxborough High School to support students and staff.
Leaders hope the project will mint 335 new Colorado teachers over three years.
Career academies, community hubs, incubators for democracy: Chicago Public Schools eyes new models for small South and West Side high schools.
Districts are heeding expert warnings of a “perfect storm” of economic uncertainty fueled by inflation, enrollment declines, the threat of recession, and expiring federal aid.
Under New York’s Open Meetings Law, school board meetings must return in person, with an option for hybrid.

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Great Oaks Legacy Charter school operators are under fire after school leaders and students claim racial inequities, unequal pay, and leadership practices are hindering its predominantly Black school community.
The school board also approved a contract with its service workers at its Sept. 22 meeting.
State law requires unused school buildings to be offered to charters or state colleges for $1. As IPS plans to vacate seven buildings, officials hope to change that.
As signals of inclusivity fade or vanish, it is often students of color and LGBTQ young people who feel the effects most acutely.
The 5280 Freedom School plans to open next fall with kindergarten and first grade, and add grades each year up to fifth grade.
Students and staff participated in a series of activities, from wearing white to holding schoolwide assemblies and classroom discussions, aimed at promoting peace and healing.
State Rep. Kambium “Kam” Buckner outlined a platform for Chicago Public Schools that looks to tackle the district’s school funding model, staffing, and universal preschool for all 3-year-olds.
The move has prompted mixed reactions from educators and parents.
Texas classrooms’ lack of any deeper discussion about Islam spurred an eighth grader to action.
As Mayor Eric Adams stares down a massive budget shortfall, New York City has no clear plans to sustain its growing 3-K program.
Learn your rights. Allow your students a voice. Make available recent young adult books. Fight oppression.
Jeffco, Adams 12, Colorado Springs 11, and Greeley-Evans are some of the districts receiving grants.
One student called Denver Public Schools’ actions “an example of performative support of student activism.”
Schools Chancellor David Banks’ comments prompted multiple City Council members to grill officials about the department’s plans on Wednesday.
Los niños que hablan español u otros idiomas en el hogar y los provenientes de familias con menos recursos probablemente serán elegibles para 20 horas semanales de preescolar gratis.
Seniors strove to serve their community and take on leadership roles while enduring COVID’s impact on learning.
Laurie Cardoza-Moore’s term extension comes as the commission’s work expands.
North Chicago SD 187 will transition to a fully elected school board by 2027. The state board of education decided on Wednesday that it was necessary to slowly transition the district to an elected school board with a few seats going up for election in 2025.
Colorado’s youth mental health crisis is complex. One student hopes to make a difference for her classmates.
She would become the third school board member to pursue higher office this year
Video spotlights conflict between duty to inform parents and the responsibility to shield students
District officials anticipate the opening of the new high school of architecture and interior design for next fall despite the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development issuing a stop-work order on the construction site.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker names Steven Isoye, former teacher, principal, and superintendent from Chicago suburbs, to chair Illinois state board of education
Tell us what qualities, experiences matter most to you in the next leader of Tennessee’s largest district
Chalkbeat asked readers to nominate real-life versions of “Mrs. Howard” from Abbott Elementary.
Four Black students allege that Denver Public Schools unlawfully tried to trademark the name of their Know Justice, Know Peace podcast.