Politics & Policy

A five-year federal grant aims to improve Colorado schools’ family engagement, with training for parents and a real voice in school decisions.
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.
As signals of inclusivity fade or vanish, it is often students of color and LGBTQ young people who feel the effects most acutely.
As Mayor Eric Adams stares down a massive budget shortfall, New York City has no clear plans to sustain its growing 3-K program.
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.
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
Gov. J.B. Pritzker names Steven Isoye, former teacher, principal, and superintendent from Chicago suburbs, to chair Illinois state board of education
Researchers: School choice doesn’t help in remote areas that lack options.
Other parents say they trust librarians and teachers to determine what is appropriate for students
The lack of communication about the new plan has sowed confusion and concern among staff and preschool providers.
Colorado wants to equip residents with college degrees. Over the last decade, the state didn’t make significant progress toward that goal.
Más coloradenses negros y latinos estaban yendo a la universidad, pero luego llegó la pandemia. Una importante iniciativa busca recuperar el impulso perdido.
The state’s decision to restore accreditation doesn’t affect its order for reorganizing Adams 14.
Community members usually have weeks to review applicants for board member vacancies. This time, Adams 14 withheld names until the last minute.
A complaint filed with the federal Office for Civil Rights says Colorado’s school choice law gives school very broad leeway to turn away students with disabilities.
About 3,000 students at 59 schools — generally rising juniors and seniors — will be selected by employers for apprenticeships paying from $15 to $25 an hour.
New York City schools will cap kindergarten to third grade classes at 20 students, grades 4-8 at 23 students, and most high school classes at 25 students.
These are Colorado’s first school ratings based on complete test results since 2019.
Illinois is set to receive $760 million over the next 18 years after winning a lawsuit against major pharmaceutical companies for their role in the opioid epidemic. Law enforcement officials want part of the money to go to early childhood programs.
The Illinois state board of education announced eligibility guidelines for free or reduced-price meals as federal nutrition waivers expire.
Montbello Career and Technical High School would close and the growing Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy would take over the building.
The previous Denver contract was approved after the 2019 teachers strike. District leaders touted the protected planning time and lunches promised in a tentative agreement.
Chicago’s Local School Councils, a facet of local school governance since 1989, vote on school budgets, approve the school academic plan, and select and evaluate principals.
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