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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.
try try again
March 15, 2017
Denver Public Schools urging overhaul of school closure policy, promising to better engage families
As many as seven schools face possible closure votes this fall unless they show improvement.
March 7, 2017
The state tried to save one Colorado school before and failed. Now it is about to try again — with 12.
The ill-fated attempt to turn around Cole Middle School provides a cautionary tale as the state prepares to intervene in a bid to improve 12 schools and five districts.
March 2, 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools is closing high schools. Here are the biggest questions facing district leaders.
The district expects to have more than twice as many high school seats as students by next fall.
New buildings at stake
February 23, 2017
At stake in school closings: Tens of millions of dollars spent on recent improvements to targeted Detroit schools
Schools have received tens of millions of dollars from taxpayers, corporate donors or community service organizations in recent years could soon be left vacant.
Week In Review
February 17, 2017
9 things you should know about Detroit education this week
As dozens of Detroit schools are threatened with closure in June, politics poisoned a $700,000 tool that could…
school performance compact
February 14, 2017
Denver Public Schools is already looking to overhaul how it closes schools — and these schools could meet that fate
Between two and six schools could face a closure vote this fall -- but many things remain uncertain.
February 13, 2017
It’s official. Achievement School District will close a second school in Memphis
Tennessee's school turnaround district won't seek a successor to operate KIPP Memphis University Middle School, an ASD official confirms.
Hitting the road?
February 13, 2017
Detroit parents steered to ‘better’ schools — that don’t actually take Detroit kids
Parents at schools marked for closure in Detroit were given a list of nearly 60 districts with 'better' schools — but many of those districts don’t accept Detroit kids.
February 10, 2017
Jeffco board votes to close one elementary school in budget cuts, sparing four others
The district could be looking at closures again next year, however.
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