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July 23, 2018
Nashville organization drops $26,000 to support a single school board candidate in Memphis
TennesseeCAN spent more than $26,000 on behalf of candidate Michelle Robinson McKissack for mailed advertisements, phone calls, and texts in late June.
welcome to nyc
April 3, 2018
De Blasio critics rally, asking Carranza to hit the ‘reset button’ on education policy
Critics of the mayor descended on City Hall to demand the new chancellor reject his boss’s education agenda.
Updated February 28, 2018
Ideological foes express cautious optimism about NYC’s incoming schools chief, Alberto Carvalho
Reactions from Success CEO Eva Moskowitz, AFT President Randi Weingarten, and others to news of NYC's next chancellor.
August 22, 2017
‘Virtually meaningless’ or ‘steady progress’? New York City reacts to this year’s state test scores
The annual release of test scores created a wave of reactions from education stakeholders across the state.
blast from the past
August 21, 2017
Who is Dan Loeb? The billionaire investor who chairs Success Academy’s board has a checkered past
Loeb's actions force Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz and other charter leaders to make a calculation: Is his behavior a fair price to pay for the boost to their cause?
head to head
July 26, 2017
Protesters face off with member of New York City’s Absent Teacher Reserve outside the mayor’s gym
The Absent Teacher Reserve, a pool of teachers without permanent positions, is once again at the center of debate.
draining the atr pool
July 10, 2017
New York City plans more aggressive steps to move hundreds of unassigned teachers out of Absent Teacher Reserve
The city's latest attempt to shrink the ATR pool may require principals to hire teachers.
draining the pool
October 13, 2016
New York City’s Absent Teacher Reserve is steadily decreasing, city says
The number stands at 1,304 this October, which is a decrease of about 150 teachers from this time last year.
September 15, 2016
Pro-voucher group gets a new name and parent organization
StudentsFirst Tennessee is now TennesseeCAN: Tennessee Campaign for Action Now.
August 1, 2016
Here are three state House races in Memphis where education groups are spending money
At least six candidates running in contested races for the Tennessee House of Representatives are attracting money from groups and individuals with education policy goals.
Ready for College
July 7, 2016
How many students are college-ready? Depends on whom you ask
It is extremely difficult to nail down how many students ready for college — and increasingly important.
Making the grade
March 28, 2016
Haslam signs bill to assign A-F letter grades to Tennessee schools
Beginning in mid-2017, Tennessee schools will receive letter grades on their state report cards — similar to what their students receive.
March 3, 2016
Tennessee schools likely will receive letter grades beginning in 2017
The state House votes for a bill that supporters say would increase transparency and critics say would stigmatize schools receiving low grades.
January 6, 2016
What you need to know on education as the 2016 legislature begins
Vouchers and school funding likely be the dominant education issues in 2016 before the Tennessee General Assembly.
October 13, 2014
Advocates pushing city on struggling schools choose an unlikely champion
The de Blasio administration's delay in publicizing plans for the city's struggling schools has made strange bedfellows out of an advocacy group that supports school closures and a principal who for years resisted his own school's potential shuttering.
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