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April 22, 2019
Success Academy forced out a student by suspending him and taking him to a police precinct, lawsuit claims
The complaint alleges that the charter network engaged in a “campaign of harassment” designed to force a behaviorally difficult student out of Success Academy Bed-Stuy 1.
Right to read
November 29, 2018
In their words: Read why experts and advocates are backing Detroit’s right to literacy lawsuit
Read why Detroit school officials, as well as a number of experts in education, education law, policy and civil rights, are backing the historic Detroit right to read lawsuit.
Updated June 19, 2018
Judge strikes down rule allowing some New York charter schools to certify their own teachers
The ruling upends the plans of the city’s largest charter school network, Success Academy.
March 12, 2018
Detroit students filed a lawsuit seeking the right to an equal education — 18 months later, they’re still in legal limbo
The case sits in legal limbo.
Updated March 12, 2018
Colorado’s high court: There’s no such thing as teacher tenure
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled against Denver teachers in a dispute over the district putting them on unpaid leave.
Payday coming soon
February 23, 2018
Pension paybacks for Detroit district employees may show up in March
The Detroit district has a large burden, tasked with processing 13,416 refunds totaling $28.9 million.
October 20, 2017
As Nashville heads to court over sharing student information with the state, here’s why Memphis probably won’t
Instead of outright rejecting McQueen's deadline last month like Nashville did, Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson sought a compromise.
Detroit week in review
August 11, 2017
Week in review: A hurry-up-and-wait moment for Detroit’s landmark education lawsuit and more in this week’s school news
If the suit does move forward, it’s likely to take years to have any real effects on local schools.
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May 9, 2017
New York City’s special ed tracking system malfunctioned more than 800,000 times per day, but changes are underway
Officials promised to "implement these changes as quickly as possible.”
Week In Review
March 24, 2017
Week in review: Controversy about superintendent opening and lawsuits against the state
Who will be the next superintendent of Detroit schools? The board of education did not grant Alycia Meriweather an interview, but many in…
Week In Review
March 17, 2017
A lawsuit, our exciting event, and 9 other things you should know about Detroit schools this week
Michigan’s letter grades for schools were thrown into question this week as policy makers picked sides about how the state evaluates schools.
January 20, 2017
Week in review: “Horrible outcomes” vs. “false news”
Today’s the day that struggling schools across the state have been dreading for months. At 11 a.m., the state education department…
Week In Review
January 13, 2017
Week In Review: A new board takes on ‘awesome responsibility’ as Detroit school lawsuits advance
It's been a busy week for local education news with a settlement in one Detroit schools lawsuit, a combative new filing in another, a push by a lawmaker to overhaul school closings, a new ranking of state high schools, and the swearing in of the first empowered school board in Detroit has 2009.
Right to read
January 12, 2017
Detroit children blast governor over ‘blaming students’ for failing schools
Lawyers for the children responded Thursday that Snyder and other state officials named in the suit were seeking to “evade responsibility by any means possible.”
Show me the money
September 6, 2016
Three low-performing New York City schools are owed millions in funding, lawsuit claims
"There is nothing to permit the Governor, through the Division of Budget, to withhold funds."
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