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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.
splitting the pie
February 9, 2017
Charter school funding debate takes center stage at Senate Education Committee
School districts increasingly have turned to mill levy overrides as the state has failed to close a school funding shortfall.
Fighting to fix
February 9, 2017
Detroit school board and superintendent: We can improve the local schools the state wants to close
"The school board is committed to improving our schools, not shutting them down," said the president of the board, which will hire a law firm to battle closures.
February 8, 2017
Why Jeffco hasn’t considered academic performance in picking schools to close
Parents at some schools are concerned that Jeffco Public Schools did not take their school's performance into account when recommending it for closure.
Going to court
Updated February 8, 2017
Detroit school board readies for legal fight to stop school closings
The Detroit school board is holding an emergency meeting tonight to consider legal action to stop school closures.
January 31, 2017
Where will Detroit kids go if their schools close? These maps show the choices are few
As leaders of Detroit’s traditional schools make a case to save at least some of the 25 city schools that have been…
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