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January 29, 2019
Memphis board votes to close Gateway; embattled charter school will shutter in May, unless state board steps in.
Gateway University now has 10 calendar days to appeal to the state Board of Education.
January 28, 2019
‘Mistakes, but no malicious intent’: Gateway charter school leader hopes to avoid closure
The board could vote as soon as Tuesday to close Gateway at the end of the school year.
January 25, 2019
Silent so far, Memphis charter leaders to get to make the case to keep their school open
Shelby County Schools will meet Monday at 4 p.m. to hear from leaders at the school that a district investigation found guilty of falsifying grades and other serious charges.
January 4, 2019
Why Denver isn’t seeking any new schools
The strategy departs from the "portfolio model" of managing schools.
End of the line
November 15, 2018
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.
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