Student & School Performance
Nearly 17% of Memphis students in grades 3-12 performed at or above grade-level expectations in math and English
The during-school virtual tutoring will focus on K-2 literacy at the district’s low-performing schools emerging schools, but could expand to other grade levels.
Last year, I was lost. A different kind of curriculum helped me get back on track.
A read-aloud book started an experiment for a class in Saint Louis County, Missouri. Two years later, the benefits were more than just a tight-knit community.
Colorado laws require the state to intervene in low-performing school districts, and list reorganization as an option, but that had never been used before.
Chalkbeat created a lookup tool examining changes to Fair Student Funding, a major source of funding for schools.
Colorado’s State Board of Education asked Adams 14 to begin reorganizing, but in the meantime, asked the district to hire outside help to work on improvement plans.
The Colorado Department of Education is reviewing the two applications and will announce awards by July 1.
School safety concerns, curriculum frustrations, and other highlights of Detroit’s school board meeting
The board heard calls from teachers and members of the public for tighter safety standards in light of national and local incidents of weapons in schools and social media threats.
What questions should we ask Memphis school board candidates? Help us develop Chalkbeat’s voter guide.
Twelve Memphians are competing for seats on the school board representing districts 1, 6, 8, and 9. What questions do you have for them?
Schools will see less money in new budget deal, but Mayor Eric Adams says they’re not cuts. Instead, he sees the funding as reflecting the decreased student population.
Students often do better in smaller classes, but there’s no agreement on exactly how much better.
The approval avoided more drastic options like closure.
As federal stimulus funding starts to wind down, school leaders are facing tough choices with declining budgets and enrollment.
The district appears to be doing much of what experts say is critical to the success of such programs. But can it be sustained?
Hispanic students’ high school graduation rate rose nearly 20 percentage points over the last decade in Colorado, but the pandemic threatens to erode hard-won gains.
Éxito y sacrificio: una década de grandes avances en las tasas de graduación de estudiantes hispanos en Colorado
La tasa de graduación hispana en Colorado aumentó casi 20 puntos porcentuales en comparación con la década anterior, pero la pandemia amenaza con reducir los avances alcanzados con mucho esfuerzo.
Board rejects custodial contract over lingering questions
Colorado’s teacher evaluation system hasn’t changed in more than a decade. A new law will give less weight to test scores and more training to evaluators.
La ley les da a las comunidades locales como Adams 14 bastantes opciones para resistir al estado, que ha mandado una reorganización del distrito.
¿Tendrán menos valor los diplomas de Adams 14? ¿Van a cerrar las escuelas? Tenemos respuestas a las preguntas más importantes.
The united front suggests Colorado will face an uphill battle in its efforts to force change on the Adams 14 community.
Colorado’s Adams 14 school district was ordered to start a reorganization process, which begins with forming a committee.
NYC education officials plan to expand transfer high schools to serve those students, using a Bronx school as one model.
Colorado’s State Board of Ed last month let Adams 14 develop its own improvement plan. Unhappy with the result, members now want to reorganize the district.
A four-year extension of mayoral control of city schools seems out of the picture for Mayor Eric Adams as he makes his pitch to Albany lawmakers.
The first-of-its-kind curriculum was meant to teach student students about urban planning and how to advocate for their neighborhoods.
Illinois advocates raise concerns about the state’s assessment plan, saying that it will halt learning for students.
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