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August 20, 2018
Behind the scenes, Success Academy’s first high school spent last year in chaos. Can Eva Moskowitz turn it around?
Worried about students’ grades and behavior, Eva Moskowitz sidelined the school’s principal and pushed staff to strictly enforce the dress code. It didn't go smoothly.
August 3, 2018
Police reform could have a big impact on Chicago schools
Alex King remembers feeling unsettled whenever he saw uniformed police officers patrolling North Lawndale College Prep, guns on their hips.
July 30, 2018
Read Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz’s letter to parents after dramatic staff turnover
Following that latest sign of discord, the charter network is set to convene a meeting this Wednesday to discuss “any concerns” parents might have.
July 20, 2018
Officials promised to update a Giuliani-era agreement between the NYPD and city schools almost a year ago. So where is it?
"They basically eliminated all of the major changes that we made — and that was the last we heard of it."
On the Agenda
June 13, 2018
While revealing $7 billion education plan, Nixon criticizes schools that leave kids ‘destined for jail’
Here’s what you should know about Nixon’s plan for New York’s K-12 schools.
Updated April 24, 2018
How state Senate elections, Simcha Felder, and a new Democratic deal could shape New York’s education policy
With two key Senate elections on Tuesday, the fate of New York State’s Senate is up in the air — and some important education issues could hang in the balance.
March 28, 2018
To close persistent disparities in discipline, some Aurora teachers are confronting racial bias
The most focused work on the issue is led at 13 Aurora schools and paid for by the Denver Foundation.
March 13, 2018
When Chicago cut down on suspensions, students saw test scores and attendance rise, study finds
A modest drop in out-of-school suspensions for severe behavior actually led to small increases in test scores and attendance for all students in a school.
November 28, 2017
As national debate over discipline heats up, new study finds discrimination in student suspensions
Black students in Louisiana are suspended for slightly longer than white students after being involved in the same fight, according to new research that adds to a roiling national debate about school discipline.
By the numbers
October 30, 2017
New York City schools continue to give out fewer suspensions, though racial disparities persist
While most student groups received fewer suspensions last year, black students and those with disabilities continued to be suspended at disproportionately high rates.
Who's In Charge
October 6, 2017
A 1998 agreement that put the New York City police in charge of school safety has never been revised — until now
Due to a decades-old agreement between the police and education departments, the police are in charge of most matters involving school security.
October 2, 2017
Anxious parents challenge de Blasio’s school safety efforts in wake of Bronx killing
The meeting was the first time de Blasio and Fariña publicly fielded questions from parents in the aftermath of last week's fatal stabbing.
September 26, 2017
Black and Hispanic students in New York City most likely to be arrested and handcuffed, data shows
While two-thirds of students are black or Hispanic, they account for more than 92 percent of school arrests.
June 15, 2017
Here’s what male teachers of color want their districts to know about them
They're in high demand but also exiting the profession at a high rate at a time when Tennessee is making investments to diversify its teaching workforce.
the gender gap
June 8, 2017
Girls outnumber boys in charter schools, study shows. Here’s why that matters.
As of the 2010–11, 50.7 percent of charter school students were girls, compared to 48.8 percent of students in traditional public schools — a small but notable gap.
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