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Seizing a moment
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Here’s why voucher advocates are excited about Tennessee this year
School voucher supporters who have had their hopes dashed for years in Tennessee’s General Assembly are more hopeful than ever.
March 15, 2019
Tennesseans consider Gov. Lee’s vouchers proposal — and wonder who will benefit most
The plan would make families of four earning up to about $92,000 — more than double Memphis’ median income — eligible for $7,300 in taxpayer money.
March 14, 2019
Tennessee governor reveals details about his ‘parent choice’ proposal, which could take money from public schools
Gov. Bill Lee reveals long-awaited details about his plan to give Tennessee parents more education choices for their children, beginning in the fall of 2021.
Race and equity
March 12, 2019
To close racial gaps, Indiana sets a lower bar for black students. Advocates say that’s wrong.
Some education advocates are criticizing Indiana for setting lower goals for black and Hispanic students for improving test scores and graduation rates.
March 6, 2019
Education voucher plan by Tennessee’s governor generates more questions than answers
Gov. Bill Lee’s proposal to bring education vouchers to Tennessee is an ambitious plan — but short on details thus far.
March 4, 2019
Charter school facility funding would double under Tennessee governor’s plan
The investment would give the state’s 112 charter schools the chance to vie for facility grants totaling $12 million.
February 28, 2019
Few students with disabilities use Tennessee voucher program, now in its second full year
Only 137 out of 42,000 eligible students are using the state's Individualized Education Account program.
February 26, 2019
Board approves University of Memphis middle school and teaching lab
The middle school will serve as a teaching lab for aspiring educators and be the first middle school in the district to offer “project-based learning,” which focuses more on real-life application of lessons and less on tests.
on the air
February 22, 2019
De Blasio: No decision yet on ‘Chief Integration Officer’ or other diversity recommendations
Among the concrete suggestions that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s diversity task force made when it delivered its report earlier this month was one for a…
February 22, 2019
New Memphis charter school guidelines would help decide if there are too many schools in a single neighborhood
Board members would be able to systematically slow the growth of charter schools in Memphis, which has swelled to 54 since their inception in 2002.
Updated February 7, 2019
Lee says ‘parent choice’ education initiative coming soon in Tennessee
Gov. Bill Lee hinted that he soon will introduce a legislative initiative to give parents more education options for their children.
February 5, 2019
Rezoning debate highlights gap in opportunities at two Memphis high schools
Some say they aren’t ready to bet on Melrose High School’s upswing in academic achievement as officials consider rezoning 260 students there.
January 14, 2019
Denver’s window for choosing schools opens Tuesday
The district especially encourages families with children going into kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grade to fill out a choice form.
how we got here
January 11, 2019
I’m a white teacher who chose a high-poverty school for my daughter. Here’s why.
I'm not immune to worrying that my daughter will miss out if I don’t fight for entry into schools that get all the buzz. But I know true equity means giving up privilege.
January 10, 2019
Illinois officials want to offer student data to help universities recruit high schoolers
A state task force wants to find ways to provide public universities with student data that could help them figure out how to appeal to high schoolers.
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