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June 12, 2017
Does closing high schools change student outcomes? It depends on where students go next.
District leaders have attempted to lessen the pain of high school closures with a promise: The new schools will be better for students.
May 23, 2017
IPS plan to keep students interested in school? Give them career training
The new model would replace traditional neighborhood high schools with magnet schools that house several career or academic focus areas.
Call for quality
May 15, 2017
Down to two: University Prep no longer an option to replace low-performing Amesse Elementary
A STRIVE Prep charter school and a district-sponsored applicant modeled on McGlone Elementary will vie for the restart.
May 15, 2017
As Indianapolis leaders choose which high schools to close, some campuses are in more danger than others.
The district has outlined an expansive list of criteria to determine the fate of its high schools.
May 4, 2017
In a district full of empty classrooms and darkened hallways, can Detroit find a way to keep its schools open?
A Chalkbeat analysis comparing school capacity to student enrollment found that 43 of the 103 school buildings in the main Detroit district and in the state-run Education Achievement Authority are at least half empty. Only a handful are full.
ASD REAL ESTATE
May 1, 2017
Tennessee’s turnaround district is about to return a school to its local district — but it’s just a building
Shelby County Schools will be figuring out what to do with a mostly empty building, not a revitalized school, when Klondike Elementary returns to its fold this summer.
April 28, 2017
To protect 24 schools from closure, the Detroit school board made a deal with the state. This is what it says, and doesn’t say
Exactly what changes are in store for affected schools is not yet clear.
April 27, 2017
Closing Indianapolis high schools? Parents and alumni plead ‘slow down’
About 150 people packed into a room at the Glendale Library to discuss a proposal to close three high schools in the district.
April 26, 2017
Three Detroit-area charter schools are set to close in June, but not all parents know
The schools set to close include Woodward Academy, Starr Detroit Academy, and the Academy of International Studies in Hamtramck.
April 19, 2017
High school closing plan sparks community fears that students will drop out
A district committee recommended closing three high schools.
April 14, 2017
3 high schools could close under Indianapolis Public Schools plan (updated)
The district anticipates that it would save as much as $4 million per year by closing three schools.
A reason to HOPE?
April 12, 2017
HOPE Online charter school would dodge closure under state plan, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe
The meeting with the state board comes after HOPE failed to improve during the last seven years.
April 11, 2017
After Detroit school board’s reversal, three charter schools face new uncertainty
“In practical terms we have a $10 million deficit and those children would bring approximately 10 million dollars back to the district," said board member LaMar Lemmons.
March 28, 2017
Tennessee lawmakers to take a closer look at school closures
Rep. Joe Towns wants to hit the pause button on school closures, saying that empty school buildings hurt property values and tax revenue.
The Fine Print
March 27, 2017
Why charter operators exiting Tennessee’s turnaround district can walk away
Even after signing contracts, two charter operators are preparing to exit three Memphis schools in the Achievement School District.
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