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January 15, 2019
How much power do Chicago aldermen have over schools?
A concerned aldermen can still have a powerful impact on the quality and trajectory of schools in their ward.
November 5, 2018
New $85 million Englewood high school to focus on science and technology, careers
Chicago Public Schools announced Monday that it will open a “state-of-the-art” high school focusing on career-preparation and math, science and engineering education in…
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 19, 2018
Eve Ewing explains why some communities just can’t get over school closings
If Chicago schools are so bad, why do people fight to keep them from closing? Eve Ewing’s new book “…
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September 11, 2018
Teachers’ union chief Jesse Sharkey on school closings, contract battles, and life after Rahm
What the CTU president says about Chicago schools chief Janice Jackson, being called out by investigator Maggie Hickey, and union challenges post-Janus.
September 4, 2018
What Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to not seek re-election means for schools
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to drop his reelection bid has serious implications for several big public education initiatives in Chicago and for…
August 24, 2018
Here’s a closer look at Kids First Chicago, the group behind a report sparking debate
In January 2017, Daniel Anello, the CEO of a school choice group backed by the business community, flew to Denver with Janice Jackson, who was…
August 17, 2018
Secret CPS report spotlights big vacancies, lopsided options for students
An unreleased report by a school choice group backed by the business community paints in stark detail what many Chicagoans have known…
June 7, 2018
‘You hate to see it end so soon’: Arlington High School has its final last day of school
The hallways, lined with vacant green lockers, are quiet. The classrooms, once filled by eager high school students, are empty. The auditorium of…
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January 17, 2018
Here’s why another state-run charter school is closing in Memphis
The impending closure of GRAD Academy is another blow to the Achievement School District, in which the South Memphis school was its highest-performing high school.
August 28, 2017
New Jeffco superintendent calls a timeout on any more school closures
The new superintendent for Jeffco Public Schools wants to change the process for considering school closures to something that would take more factors into account.
August 24, 2017
To keep Indianapolis high schools from closing, advocates encourage Northwest parents to tell school board: “Don’t sell off our district”
“We need you to start fighting for your young people,” Carrie Harris, an alumna of Crispus Attucks, told parents at Northwest on Wednesday night.
June 12, 2017
Does closing high schools change student outcomes? It depends on where students go next.
District leaders have attempted to lessen the pain of high school closures with a promise: The new schools will be better for students.
May 8, 2017
New Memphis school buildings get green light on design funds
Shelby County leaders take the first step toward rebuilding two Memphis elementary schools.
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May 1, 2017
Tennessee’s turnaround district is about to return a school to its local district — but it’s just a building
Shelby County Schools will be figuring out what to do with a mostly empty building, not a revitalized school, when Klondike Elementary returns to its fold this summer.
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