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Nic Garcia is the deputy bureau chief at Chalkbeat Colorado. He covers the state department of education, the State Board and the legislature.
August 13, 2018
Special Alert: Does your community prepare kids well for kindergarten? Answer is probably no.
Three out of four Illinois children starting kindergarten aren’t prepared. That’s according to data released Monday by the Illinois State Board of Education in…
July 24, 2018
BREAKING: IPS expected to scale back referendum (again) to win chamber support
Indianapolis Public Schools has yet another new plan to tackle its budget woes. The school board is expected to vote…
July 19, 2018
News Alert: Here’s how schools could change under Michigan’s next governor
Michigan’s next governor will determine everything from how schools are funded, to how they’re measured and judged. Some candidates have called for shuttering low-performing…
July 17, 2018
Here’s how the local and national education communities are responding to Boasberg’s exit
As the news of Tom Boasberg’s departure ricocheted through the local and national education community, critics and champions of the Denver schools superintendent sounded off.
July 17, 2018
These 12 stories help define Tom Boasberg’s tenure leading Denver’s schools
Tom Boasberg leaves behind nearly a decade of high-profile debates and decisions that reshaped the city’s public school system and made local and national headlines.
July 17, 2018
BREAKING: Tom Boasberg to leave Denver Public Schools
Tom Boasberg, who led one of the most recognized school improvement efforts in the nation, is leaving Denver Public Schools after nearly 10 years…
July 12, 2018
Voting in Tennessee starts Friday. Do you know where your candidates stands on education?
Early voting begins Friday. Here’s where your candidates stand on education Tennesseans begin voting on Friday in dozens of crucial elections that will culminate…
July 6, 2018
Alert: Chicago Public Schools to spend $1 billion on campus improvements
Chicago Public Schools is plunging $1 billion into campus investments, a plan that includes two new West Side schools, the district announced today. “This…
May 25, 2018
BREAKING: School shooting reported at Noblesville West Middle School
May 8, 2018
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, 8 essays from educators who raised their voices this year
Teachers are often on the front lines of national conversations, kickstarting discussions that their students or communities need to have.
April 24, 2018
Alert: Sharon Griffin to lead Tennessee’s Achievement School District
Sharon Griffin, a longtime leader at Shelby County Schools, will be the next leader of the state’s turnaround district. Griffin will take the helm…
Steel City Strike
April 23, 2018
Why these Colorado educators are prepared to strike: ‘Teachers are walking into classrooms that are not funded’
The extraordinary vote to strike in Pueblo took place as teachers across the country have left their classrooms over demands for better salaries and more funding.
April 17, 2018
Special Report: Tennessee testing chaos continues
Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen. Photo by Caroline Bauman/Chalkbeat ‘Deliberate attack’ during day two of TNReady testing creates chaos Tennessee’s student tests were derailed for…
Rocky Mountain Turnaround
March 30, 2018
How a Colorado school district turned things around at 10,000 feet above sea level
While many of the improvement strategies used by this Colorado rural school district are familiar, they’ve been retrofitted to meet the district's needs.
March 20, 2018
Watch Chalkbeat’s first-ever Great American Teach-Off here
The Teach-Off featured two teams of teachers, a panel of expert judges, a live audience, and a rich discussion on the craft of teaching all at the SXSW EDU conference.
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