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April 10, 2019
After Lab School admissions error, NYC officials remove deadline to accept offers but still face questions from parent council
Responding to a Tuesday letter from District 2’s Community Education Council, department officials said they will now work “as long as [families and students] need” to decide whether they want to attend Lab.
February 14, 2019
After changes and challenges, Friday’s deadline to enroll in Newark schools finally arrives
Newark families have until noon Friday to apply online to schools for next school year.
November 30, 2018
In Newark, bilingual students gain an edge in the enrollment process
Students who are still learning English will be given preference when they are underrepresented among a school's applicants.
November 21, 2018
South Side parents: ‘We’re struggling with high schools’
New South Loop high school offers opportunity to South Side residents, but also poses a threat to local schools seeing enrollment and resources decline.
October 22, 2018
Who’s in and who’s not? Chicago schools announce new boundaries for popular Taft High
The board will announce much-anticipated new attendance boundaries for one of its most crowded schools, William Howard Taft High School on the Northwest side.
October 15, 2018
Chicago sets community meetings on controversial school inventory report
Chicago Public Schools is hosting a dozen workshops for community members focused on a controversial…
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September 17, 2018
Chicago schools start taking applications Monday. Here’s what you need to know.
CPS application and testing deadlines are approaching for the 2019-20 school year. Here are the dates and info about enrolling that you need to know.
September 14, 2018
Chicago schools to expand IB programs in local schools in wake of critical report
Chicago Public Schools released a report showing vast disparities in enrollment and academic opportunity in neighborhood schools, and released a plan for more IB schools.
July 9, 2018
How school desegregation efforts could change, or not, after DeVos’s move to scrap Obama-era guidance on race
The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw guidance dealing with race in school admissions last week wasn’t just about…
May 29, 2018
Behind the scenes, New York City schools that serve students who have fallen behind are undergoing a ‘systemic’ transformation
At the center is a question New York City has been grappling with for decades: How should the school system help students at greatest risk of dropping out?
Updated April 18, 2018
It’s now easier for siblings to attend the same NYC school. Here’s how that could affect transfers, gifted programs and diversity.
Students applying for pre-K or kindergarten at schools that include middle and high school grades will receive priority if they have a sibling there.
choice for most
August 10, 2017
Choice for most: In nation’s largest voucher program, $16 million went to schools with anti-LGBT policies
One in 10 of Indiana’s voucher schools publicly shares a policy suggesting or declaring that LGBT students are not welcome.
choice for most
August 10, 2017
Explore: Indiana private schools’ policies on LGBT students
How do schools in Indiana’s voucher program deal with LGBT students? Search for a school, city, or county to see their policies.
July 5, 2017
New York City’s transfer high schools getting new admissions rules, extra oversight
The city's 52 transfer schools exclusively serve students who have dropped out or fallen behind at traditional high schools.
December 22, 2016
Year In Review: Barriers to Entry, a look inside New York’s ‘admissions obstacle course’
At best, the high school admissions process in New York is a labyrinth of policies and paperwork. In some schools, dozens of students compete for each seat.
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