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November 1, 2018
Care about education? A Chalkbeat voter guide to the Illinois governor’s race
Between the candidates’ barbs, and the back-and-forth over tax breaks and toilets, the candidates for Illinois governor have occasionally been spotted talking real…
October 25, 2018
Applying for school in Chicago? Your odds may have just changed.
One of the key factors in Chicago public school admissions, tier numbers assigned by a student’s address serve to more equitably distribute…
October 24, 2018
In debate with Molinaro, Cuomo promises ‘lovey-dovey’ de Blasio ties and support for New York charter schools
SUPPORTIVE A social worker from New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center offers tips on how city educators and classmates…
October 16, 2018
In one Chicago neighborhood, three high schools offer dramatically different opportunities
This story is part of a partnership between Chalkbeat and the nonprofit investigative news organization ProPublica. Using federal data from Miseducation, an interactive database built…
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…
October 11, 2018
Three big differences on Tennessee education between Dean and Lee
While the first two debates have been polite and cordial, sharp differences are emerging on hot-button education issues in the race to be governor.
On a mission
October 2, 2018
Texas minister rallies Tennessee pastors against private school vouchers
The Rev. Charles Foster Johnson mobilized 2,000 pastors in Texas against vouchers, and now he's trying to do the same in Tennessee.
Colorado Votes 2018
September 24, 2018
Tax breaks for the rich and a ‘bargain with the devil’: Colorado candidates for governor spar over education
Speaking to an audience of charter school leaders, two candidates with a history of supporting such schools highlighted their differences.
September 24, 2018
Where Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker stand on key education issues, from charters to Chicago’s school board
The race for Illinois governor is shaping up to be one of the most expensive in U.S. history, and anyone who hasn’t been…
September 5, 2018
Tennessee’s Republican candidate for governor touts school choice, testing changes
There’s no silver bullet when it comes to improving education in the state, says Bill Lee, Tennessee’s Republican candidate for governor.
August 24, 2018
How Trump’s tax law may have just gotten in the way of Betsy DeVos’ favorite policy
A proposed tax rule, issued Thursday by the Treasury department, threatens to undermine school choice tax credit programs.
not so fast
August 8, 2018
Worried about enrollment, some Colorado school districts are suing to prevent cross-district busing
The lawsuit filed this week in Denver District Court doesn’t deal with the merits of the policy but with the way it was enacted.
August 3, 2018
Here’s how Lee, Dean compare on education in the race to be Tennessee’s next governor
The state's next leader will set the course for school funding and shape education policy on everything from student testing to teacher evaluations.
The big sort
July 18, 2018
Do selective admissions actually help middle schools choose the best students? This Manhattan dad says no.
Eric Goldberg wants to change the debate around whether public schools should be allowed to select their students based on test scores, report…
Tennessee Votes 2018
July 9, 2018
Here’s how Tennessee’s Republican candidates for governor answer the big questions on education
Chalkbeat asked Republican candidates about their own educational experiences, the future of TNReady testing, whether to offer private school vouchers, and more.
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