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Roots Elementary, a small Denver charter school with big ideas, will close this spring
“Our school was hit particularly hard this year by low enrollment," says a letter to supporters from Roots leaders.
November 13, 2018
Cold temps close Memphis state-run schools, highlighting bigger issue of repairing costly, aging buildings
Temperatures dipped below 35 degrees, and four schools in the Achievement School District opted to cancel classes because of boiler issues.
November 2, 2018
Rise & Shine: Your cheat sheet on the race for state board of education
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October 16, 2018
Closure is still an option, but a new approach will let struggling Denver schools make their case
The changes mean the board will have more options and more discretion.
September 5, 2018
Mayor de Blasio says fate of 50 turnaround schools will be decided this year
“We expect a lot of those schools to graduate out,” de Blasio said. “But ultimately this is the year to decide what happens with all of them.”
July 26, 2018
A small Brooklyn school that the city wants to close will remain open next year
The lawsuit argues that the city’s decision to close the school was illegal because the local parent council did not vote on the decision.
June 26, 2018
Memphis charter school closes after one year because of issues with nonprofit status, enrollment
Legacy Leadership Academy leaders decided to close the elementary school due to low enrollment and issues with the charter organization's nonprofit status.
‘It feels like losing a family’
May 24, 2018
This Memphis poetry team is the best in the state. But they will scatter as their school closes.
A student poetry team at GRAD Academy Memphis was named the best high school poetry team in Tennessee this month. But they will scatter to different schools after GRAD closes.
while you were sleeping
April 26, 2018
Bronx transfer school is shuttered after late-night vote, a first for Chancellor Carranza
Chancellor Richard Carranza’s introduction to New York City continued Wednesday with an eight hour meeting in which teachers and students desperately pled for their school…
April 23, 2018
Wadleigh middle school is safe — for now — after Harlem community rallied to stop its closure
The education department pulled its proposal to cut Wadleigh’s middle school grades, but will begin laying the groundwork to combine middle schools in the building.
sorting the students
March 27, 2018
Facing closure, some Memphis parents hope to form K-8 school, but others aren’t sold
Shelby County Schools officials had hoped that a proposal generated by parents would help win support from others since parents rarely support closing a school.
March 2, 2018
After postponed closure vote, High School for Health Careers and Sciences will stay open
In the bustle of Thursday’s surprising New York City education news, one change that affects hundreds of city families went under the radar.
March 1, 2018
In stunning rebuke, oversight board rejects two of de Blasio’s school closure plans
An oversight board rejected two of the de Blasio administration’s proposed school closures and voted to postpone a third after an emotional hearing…
February 26, 2018
Ahead of school closure vote, New York City families protest and anxiously await new options
It’s the largest single round of closures since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office in 2014.
February 5, 2018
A Brooklyn school on the chopping block will get one more chance to improve
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city would give Brooklyn Collegiate: A College Board School a one-year reprieve, citing community pressure.
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