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Diversity & Equity
February 20, 2019
Younger Colorado students seek access to mental health care, without parental permission
A bill before the Colorado legislature would allow younger children to access confidential therapy on their own to fight mental illness and youth…
February 14, 2019
A social worker in every grade? Perhaps for 10 Colorado elementary schools
Educators, parents, and social workers told of students struggling with depression, younger and younger children attempting suicide, and youths ending up in prison. A bill…
February 14, 2019
This Memphis teacher’s favorite student didn’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. She taught him a powerful lesson.
This Memphis educator had a story to tell. Chalkbeat gave him the stage.
Updated February 7, 2019
Lee says ‘parent choice’ education initiative coming soon in Tennessee
Gov. Bill Lee hinted that he soon will introduce a legislative initiative to give parents more education options for their children.
February 5, 2019
Rezoning debate highlights gap in opportunities at two Memphis high schools
Some say they aren’t ready to bet on Melrose High School’s upswing in academic achievement as officials consider rezoning 260 students there.
January 31, 2019
This Memphis student has a story to share. Will you come hear it?
The storytelling event will be held at 902 Cooper Street in Memphis on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.
The weather outside
January 28, 2019
Why the Denver district did not call a snow day
The snarl in the school day Monday wasn’t picketing teachers but 7 inches of fresh snow.
January 24, 2019
‘People migrate to survive’: In moving speech, Memphis student reflects on children who died at the border
"Why is Donald Trump detaining children? Why are we trying to build a wall?"
January 17, 2019
As government shutdown drags on, New York City vows to protect school food program
The historic partial government shutdown could soon threaten New York City’s school food program, which serves about a million students breakfast and lunch.
January 14, 2019
Denver’s window for choosing schools opens Tuesday
The district especially encourages families with children going into kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grade to fill out a choice form.
how we got here
January 11, 2019
I’m a white teacher who chose a high-poverty school for my daughter. Here’s why.
I'm not immune to worrying that my daughter will miss out if I don’t fight for entry into schools that get all the buzz. But I know true equity means giving up privilege.
January 10, 2019
Illinois officials want to offer student data to help universities recruit high schoolers
A state task force wants to find ways to provide public universities with student data that could help them figure out how to appeal to high schoolers.
January 9, 2019
One in four students are chronically absent in Tennessee’s state-run district. Here’s what educators are doing about it.
The stakes are high for improving student attendance numbers.
January 3, 2019
After modest results, Denver officials looking at ways to bolster school integration pilot
“It’s done what a pilot is supposed to do. You launch a pilot to teach you how to go more and more to scale in more effective ways.”
behind the budget
December 20, 2018
Surprise: Most funding for New York City’s ‘community schools’ going to academics, not social services
Rather than punishing schools when students struggle, the theory went, the city should flood schools with services to combat the problems that hold students back from succeeding.
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