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August 10, 2018
Read the confidential memo New York City sent Alberto Carvalho (before he backed out of the chancellor job)
Just before Alberto Carvalho was expected to take the helm, NYC's education department handed him a 33-page crash course in the system’s hot button issues.
‘Our kids are dealing with adult problems’: New YouTube series follows Newark athletes on and off court
Shawn McCray has made a lifelong mission of teaching basketball to Newark’s youth, including as a varsity coach of Central High School’s Blue…
the carvalho texts
Updated August 10, 2018
Carvalho texts show last-minute concerns about pay, mayoral control, but no plans to back out
In the days before Alberto Carvalho rejected the New York City chancellor job on live television, he expressed concerns about salary, mayoral control, and media leaks.
meet the new boss
August 3, 2018
New Colorado teachers union chief: Spring walkouts raised public awareness of school needs
Amie Baca-Oehlert, a school counselor from the Adams 12 district north of Denver, recently took the helm of the 35,000-member Colorado Education Association.
July 25, 2018
In his final months as Tennessee governor, Haslam reflects on his education legacy
In a wide-ranging interview, the outgoing Republican governor talks about achievement gains, TNReady disappointments, pre-K challenges, and what's next.
July 24, 2018
New documents show what KIPP told Mike Feinberg leading up to his firing
An initial probe into an allegation of sexual abuse against the co-founder of the KIPP charter school network was "unable to confirm or substantiate" the claim.
Updated July 23, 2018
Here are seven takeaways from Chalkbeat’s forum for Shelby County Schools board candidates
With a high-stakes election just two weeks away, Chalkbeat Tennessee hosted its first-ever school board candidate forum on Thursday. Fifteen…
July 20, 2018
CPS $1 billion capital budget hearings: Questions, demands, and mixed feelings
Chicago Public Schools surprised many when it dropped its biggest facility spending plan a few weeks ago with…
July 19, 2018
Dismissed by KIPP over sexual harassment allegations, co-founder Mike Feinberg starts new organization
The Texas School Venture Fund itself as helping individuals start and grow schools. It has already drawn a handful of prominent education reform advocates to its board.
Where they stand
Updated July 27, 2018
Where candidates for governor in Michigan stand on major education issues
To see where major party candidates stand on crucial education issues, Chalkbeat joined with our partners in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative to ask candidates for their views on school funding, early childhood education, and paying for college.
in their own words
July 19, 2018
Watch candidates who want to be Michigan’s next governor explain how they would fix state schools
Chalkbeat and the Detroit Journalism Cooperative sat down this month with six of the major candidates for governor to discuss a range of issues facing the state.
July 18, 2018
Denver community has lots of advice on picking a new superintendent – who will the board heed?
In the wake of news that Tom Boasberg will step down as Denver's superintendent, community members have begun to weigh in on what they want in the district's next leader.
local leadership national impact
July 18, 2018
Denver’s longtime superintendent turned the city into a national school reform favorite
Over Tom Boasberg’s nearly 10 years as Denver superintendent, he made a national impact.
Follow the money
July 17, 2018
Here’s who is giving money to Memphis school board candidates — and not all of it is local
For the first time in four years, one school board candidate has attracted campaign money from groups outside the state interested in seeing changes in…
Updated July 17, 2018
‘Sharing their hearts’: Why these parents became advocates for Memphis students
While their children are out of school for the summer, a local parent group is using this time to hit the books.
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