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November 14, 2018
Enrollment is up in Tennessee’s largest school district for second straight year
About 111,600 students are enrolled in Shelby County Schools, up about 2 percent from last year and higher than projected enrollment, according to district numbers.
November 13, 2018
A new report highlights Indiana foster children’s struggles in school. But is the problem even worse?
A new national report shows young adults transitioning out of foster care are falling behind in graduating from high school, pursuing college, and finding jobs.
November 12, 2018
In New York, a new focus on housing could also spur more diversity in schools
On a recent morning in Brooklyn, principals, parents, and education leaders from across the state gathered to drill into the root causes of…
November 7, 2018
Haven’t heard of participatory budgeting? Voters approved it on Tuesday — and here’s how it can bring millions to New York City schools.
When a city councilman told Laura Espinoza she could win thousands of dollars for her local schools through a process called participatory budgeting,…
October 26, 2018
As Memphis parents struggle to find information about schools, one parent group is calling for a simpler enrollment system
In unified enrollment, each family across the city would fill out a common application listing their top choices and submit them electronically by the same deadline.
Updated October 26, 2018
Chicago’s public school system is still shrinking, new data shows
After 15 years of consecutive drops, the number of students enrolled in Chicago’s public schools fell again this year.
October 25, 2018
Applying for school in Chicago? Your odds may have just changed.
One of the key factors in Chicago public school admissions, tier numbers assigned by a student’s address serve to more equitably distribute…
October 19, 2018
Love or hate the specialized high school test, New York City students take the exam this weekend
The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test has been both lauded as a fair measure for who gets accepted to the city’s most coveted…
October 17, 2018
We’re a middle-class black family. Here’s why we’ve skipped our local schools for now.
While some newcomers in our neighborhood seem willing to take a chance on works-in-progress schools, we feel we have little room for error.
October 16, 2018
In one Chicago neighborhood, three high schools offer dramatically different opportunities
This story is part of a partnership between Chalkbeat and the nonprofit investigative news organization ProPublica. Using federal data from Miseducation, an interactive database built…
October 16, 2018
‘Some kids are getting in, when others get left out’: Examining racial gaps in Indiana gifted programs
In Indiana elementary and middle schools, white students are three times as likely as black students to be enrolled in gifted programs, state data from 2016-17 show.
October 15, 2018
Chicago sets community meetings on controversial school inventory report
Chicago Public Schools is hosting a dozen workshops for community members focused on a controversial…
October 11, 2018
Three big differences on Tennessee education between Dean and Lee
While the first two debates have been polite and cordial, sharp differences are emerging on hot-button education issues in the race to be governor.
October 9, 2018
Can a program designed for British diplomats fix Chicago’s schools?
Senn High senior Shrda Shrestha is attending her neighborhood high school in Edgewater against pretty much everybody’s advice. “When I…
October 8, 2018
I didn’t get into any of my top high school choices. Then I learned to love my safety school.
New York City’s intense high school choice process ends with students being matched to one of more than 400 high schools — at least…
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