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April 26, 2018
Bronx transfer school is shuttered after late-night vote, a first for Chancellor Carranza
Chancellor Richard Carranza’s introduction to New York City continued Wednesday with an eight hour meeting in which teachers and students desperately pled for their school…
sorting the students
March 27, 2018
Facing closure, some Memphis parents hope to form K-8 school, but others aren’t sold
Shelby County Schools officials had hoped that a proposal generated by parents would help win support from others since parents rarely support closing a school.
February 26, 2018
Ahead of school closure vote, New York City families protest and anxiously await new options
It’s the largest single round of closures since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office in 2014.
February 21, 2018
In rare move, Memphis community council proposes school closure
The Whitehaven Empowerment Zone leadership council says the district should close Manor Lake Elementary and merge it with Geeter Middle to make a K-8 school.
February 16, 2018
McQueen outlines state intervention plans for 21 Memphis schools
McQueen's letter offers the first look at how the state is pursuing school turnaround plans under its new tiered model of school improvement.
February 5, 2018
A Brooklyn school on the chopping block will get one more chance to improve
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city would give Brooklyn Collegiate: A College Board School a one-year reprieve, citing community pressure.
blast from the past
January 9, 2018
Harkening back to earlier era, struggling New York City school fights closure but faces long odds
A decade ago, teachers picketed P.S./M.S. 42 R. Vernam in Rockaway, Queens and declared the campus unsafe. Parents said the building was in horrible…
January 8, 2018
Highest-performing state-run high school to close due to ‘sustainability challenges’
GRAD Academy announced Monday that it would close its high school located in South Memphis at the end of this school year.
season of searching
December 19, 2017
Plans to shutter schools will force more than 400 New York City teachers to search for new jobs
What’s next for those teachers depends on the city’s plans for their schools -- and whether principals want to hire them.
Updated December 18, 2017
With enrollment likely to plummet, city moves to close Bronx school where student was fatally stabbed
City officials want to shutter the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, along with 13 other schools.
December 15, 2017
Two Citizens of the World charter schools will close at the end of this year
Two Brooklyn charter elementary schools will be shuttered at the end of this school year, after they heard they were likely to be turned down for renewal.
October 30, 2017
Thousands of Indianapolis high schoolers are applying for school as district goes all magnet
The district is pushing teens to choose their campus based on academic focus rather than neighborhood.
October 30, 2017
Dozens more Detroit schools added to state’s partnership list for low test scores — but forced closure is not a threat for now
That brings to 50 the number of Detroit schools in the partnership program, which requires schools to meet certain improvement targets or else face additional consequences.
October 17, 2017
Students at one Memphis elementary school may relocate during construction
It’s also possible that the new building won’t be ready until January of 2020 instead of the fall of 2019 as originally planned.
September 28, 2017
Hired: Indianapolis Public Schools chooses principals to help ‘reinvent’ high schools
All four principals are current IPS staffers.
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