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October 9, 2019
Money over merit
Welcome to Chalkbeat’s national newsletter! Matt Barnum, Kalyn Belsha, and Sarah Darville here, working to help you make sense of efforts to improve education across…
October 8, 2019
Chicago, where the teachers union’s demands extend far past salary, is the latest front for ‘common good’ bargaining
If Chicago teachers go on strike later this month, it might not be over salaries, but about a host of other issues union leaders have brought to the bargaining table.
October 2, 2019
How private schools fuel segregation
The big story A new study caught our eye this week that documents how every school in America contributes to racial segregation. It also…
September 25, 2019
An about-face on dropout recovery
The big story Four years ago, EdisonLearning ran more than a dozen mostly online half-day programs across the country that targeted high school dropouts.
September 25, 2019
Elizabeth Warren doesn’t have a K-12 education plan. Here’s what her record on schools tells us.
On hot-button K-12 education issues that have divided Democrats, like charters and testing, Elizabeth Warren has offered a little something for everyone.
September 24, 2019
Bernie Sanders joins Chicago teachers union rally, calls educators ‘the conscience of America’
The Democratic candidate for president looked to tie the city’s tense, ongoing contract negotiations to broader debates about American teachers and schools.
September 23, 2019
This company ran schools for dropouts across the country. Chicago is the latest district to cut ties.
Just a few years ago, EdisonLearning ran more than a dozen mostly online alternative schools targeted at former high school dropouts. Now just two are left.
September 18, 2019
How to hide a dropout
The big story Indianapolis’ Emmerich Manual High School has struggled for years. In 2012, test scores were low enough to prompt a state takeover.
Updated September 18, 2019
How Khan Academy, the popular free tool for students, wants to play a more official role in America’s classrooms
Known for its free online tutorials, Khan Academy is now selling its services to districts, putting it in direct competition with other education technology vendors.
September 12, 2019
How the Democratic candidates talked about charter schools and school segregation in Thursday night’s debate
The leading Democratic candidates illustrated the divide in how they think and talk about charter schools at the debate in Houston.
September 11, 2019
Paul Tough vs. the College Board
The big story Journalist Paul Tough spent six years working on a book about the ways college admissions and college itself tend to fail…
September 5, 2019
Michael Bennet, fighting for traction, releases education plan focused on preschool and partnerships
The former Denver schools chief hasn’t qualified for the next debate. But he’s still trying to win supporters with his education bona fides.
September 4, 2019
All eyes on teacher diversity
The big story Back in 2016, you couldn’t find anything explicit about teacher diversity on the platforms of the major Democratic candidates for president.
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September 3, 2019
Writing letters and reading under tables: How one New Mexico bilingual teacher bonds with her students
Teacher Lourdes Sierra talks about how she makes reading more exciting and how the recent uptick in immigration enforcement has affected her New Mexico school.
Updated August 30, 2019
6 of the 10 leading Democratic candidates say they will boost teacher diversity. Here’s how.
While the Democratic candidates generally agree that the next president should do something to expand America’s pool of teachers of color, how they’d do it varies.
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