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September 21, 2018
5 tough questions a new report puts front-and-center for Chicago’s next mayor
Faced with an alarming report that lays bare shrinking enrollment and racial inequity, Chicago Public Schools must wrestle with some tough decisions.
August 31, 2018
How one Memphis school is grappling to attract high-achieving students while also educating those left behind
Historic East High School is home to a new academy providing technical education with an emphasis on transportation skills.
June 21, 2018
Change in Colorado law sets up a ‘David and Goliath’ school choice battle no one saw coming
A last-minute provision tacked onto an unrelated bill allows school districts to send buses into neighboring jurisdictions without their consent.
February 2, 2018
Five ideas to help Denver students get to the schools they choose
With school choice underway in Denver, here's how a persistent local critic would improve what he calls the district's “antiquated transportation policies.”
BARRIERS TO ACCESS
June 21, 2017
Public transportation won’t solve Denver’s school choice woes, study finds
Only 58 percent of students could get to a top-rated middle or high school in 30 minutes or less by public transit.
Riding the Success Express
March 21, 2017
How limited transportation undermines school choice — even in Denver, where an innovative shuttle system has drawn Betsy DeVos’s praise
Six years after Denver Public Schools created an innovative bus shuttle system to help get students to school, the effort has expanded and evolved but…
September 30, 2016
School closures and new routes leave Memphis kids with longer routes, worried drivers
The district changed its bus routes this year, cutting roughly 100 routes to save money.
August 14, 2015
Call for later high school start times falls flat in Denver Public Schools
A top administrator asked Denver high schools and sixth-12th grade campuses to institute a start time of 8 a.m. or later this year, but most students won't see any changes.
June 30, 2015
SCS approves $27.8 million school bus contract with Durham
The Shelby County Board of Education renews its contract with Durham School Services, the school bus provider that has drawn ire from parents and board members alike.
Politics & Policy
May 4, 2015
3 Marion County districts will ask voters for more tax money Tuesday
Beech Grove schools, Wayne Township and Perry Township will ask voters to approve tax increases so it can improve buildings, fund busing and support staff.
Leadership & Management
March 24, 2015
Indiana Supreme Court says schools can cut busing
The state constitution does not require public schools to provide bus service, the justices ruled.
January 9, 2015
Teacher quality changes among low profile education ideas advocates are pushing
A flood of proposals from powerful sources have focused on proposals on issues everyone expects to be the central battleground on education during the legislation session that runs from January to April. But Democrats and lobbying groups of all stripes have their own agendas, some of them offering up what they think are creative solutions to other widely-recognized education problems.
March 17, 2014
Shelby County bus drivers warn against outsourcing transportation at first budget hearing
The district plans to fully outsource its busing next year in order to reduce expenses, as part of a 19 percent budget cut that reflects an anticipated drop in enrollment due to the creation of six new school districts in Shelby County suburbs.
December 20, 2013
@NYCSchools: New bus vendors could take over routes Jan. 2
Officials are working "day and night" to avert a looming bus transportation crisis that awaits 40,000 students when they return to school Jan. 2, according to a spate of messages put out by the Department of Education's official Twitter feed this evening.
October 2, 2013
District 2 board candidates clash over evaluations, school closures
The third in our series of debates between candidates for Denver Public School board was held Wednesday evening, featuring candidates running for the District 2 board seat, Rosario C de Baca and Rosemary Rodriguez.
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