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Redistricting: Denver school board chooses new map - Sign up for Chalkbeat Colorado’s free daily newsletter to get the latest reporting from us, plus curated news from other Colorado outlets, delivered to your inbox.The Denver school board has adopted a new map that redraws the boundaries of the
Tennessee’s universal school voucher plan is dead for now, governor acknowledges - Sign up for Chalkbeat Tennessee’s free daily newsletter to keep up with statewide education policy and Memphis-Shelby County Schools.In the end, the gulf between competing school voucher bills in Tennessee’s legislature was just too wide to cross.Gov.
La implementación fallida de la FAFSA perjudicó a familias como la mía - Read in EnglishSentada a la mesa del comedor, marqué el número gratuito, esperando que hoy fuera el día en que alguien realmente contestara. En cambio, escuché las palabras que han resonado en mis oídos durante los últimos meses. La línea de ayuda
The botched FAFSA rollout hurt immigrant families like mine - Leer en españolSitting at my dining room table, I dialed the toll-free number, hoping that today would be the day that someone actually picked up. Instead, I heard the words that have rung in my ears for the past few months. The helpline was
Albany extends mayoral control for 2 years, tweaking NYC’s education panel - Sign up for Chalkbeat New York’s free daily newsletter to keep up with NYC’s public schools.Mayor Eric Adams is set to retain control of the city’s school system for another two years, as part of a finalized budget deal between state lawmakers and
Charter school debate dominates Philadelphia school board nominees’ hearing - Sign up for Chalkbeat Philadelphia’s free newsletter to keep up with the city’s public school system.Following a heated interrogation by the City Council
Birdie’s Bookmobile spreads joy of reading to Detroit children - Inside classroom 148, a gleeful Alyce Hartman was telling the tale of three musicians: a squirrel cradling a guitar, a grizzly bear plucking a bass, and a chicken strumming a banjo.Hartman’s voice rippled like a wave as she read the picture book “I’m
Will a child care center at Denver’s airport take off? - Denver airport leaders are considering building a child care center — maybe more than one — to help recruit and retain employees at the growing airport campus.To further study the concept, the airport hopes to win City Council approval Monday for a
Seis cosas que hay que saber sobre las elecciones a la junta de educación de Chicago - Read in English.Algunas de las cuestiones sobre las que se preguntan los habitantes de Chicago en cuanto a las primeras elecciones de la junta escolar tienen que ver con el tema del dinero en las campañas, los distritos electorales, y la compensación
Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson visits West Side high school to advocate for more Sustainable Community Schools - Sign up for Chalkbeat Chicago’s free daily newsletter to keep up with the latest education news.Sitting in a circle with dozens of students at Collins Academy on Chicago’s west side, Mayor Brandon Johnson asked a straightforward question: “What do you
Eric Adams commits $500 million to partially avert fiscal cliff for NYC schools - Mayor Eric Adams is cobbling together more than $500 million in city and state funding to plug a hole in the Education Department’s budget left by the federal COVID relief funding that’s expiring this year, he announced on Friday.The money will prop
Metro Detroit educators to get lessons in making classes engaging from renowned educator - Leslie Love Smith-Thomas was shocked when she realized what was happening.Like other educators around her, the elementary school teacher jumped up from her seat and started clapping as a wave of applause and cheers erupted throughout the Huntington
Parents worry about student safety in IPS after classroom ‘fight club’ video emerges - Sign up for Chalkbeat Indiana’s free daily newsletter to keep up with Indianapolis Public Schools, Marion County’s township districts, and statewide education news.Parents are demanding more transparency from Indianapolis Public Schools following news
New Title IX rules offer ‘comprehensive coverage’ for LGBTQ+ students and sexual violence survivors - This story was originally published by The 19th and is republished under a Creative Commons license. Sign up for The 19th’s newsletter here.Since President Joe Biden first took office, advocates for sexual violence survivors and the LGBTQ+ community
Ex-Denver Public Schools PIO says board members not getting enough information, but some disagree - Sign up for Chalkbeat Colorado’s free daily newsletter to get the latest reporting from us, plus curated news from other Colorado outlets, delivered to your inbox.The former executive director of communications for Denver Public Schools accused the
Tennessee budget keeps $144 million for statewide school voucher program that’s still in limbo - Sign up for Chalkbeat Tennessee’s free daily newsletter to keep up with statewide education policy and Memphis-Shelby County Schools.Tennessee lawmakers approved a state budget Thursday that includes $144 million to create a statewide school voucher
Pennsylvania students must take state standardized tests online by 2026 - Sign up for Chalkbeat Philadelphia’s free newsletter to keep up with the city’s public school system.Pennsylvania will require nearly all students to take state standardized tests online by 2026, Gov. Josh Shapiro announced Thursday.During a press
This Tennessee teacher brings lessons from the ocean to her landlocked students - Sign up for Chalkbeat Tennessee’s free daily newsletter to keep up with statewide education policy and Memphis-Shelby County Schools.As a child in Panama City, Florida, the call of the ocean was always within earshot of Devon Jones.“I spent the first
Why support for students and a strong school culture are key to this middle school principal - As a high school wrestler many years ago, Jon Wilcox was expected to help coach much younger students who were learning to wrestle. It was a role he embraced and one that helped cement his decision to go into teaching.“Week after week, I’d have the
Most NYC high schools lack newspapers. A new journalism curriculum could help change that. - Sign up for Chalkbeat New York’s free daily newsletter to keep up with NYC’s public schools.Katelynn Seetaram, a junior at Pace High School in Manhattan, never had much interest in journalism.But when she was placed in a journalism class her freshman
Bereaved students like me are more likely to struggle in school. Here’s what we need to thrive. - The afternoon wind blew through the classroom windows, causing the pages of “The Epic of Gilgamesh” to shift. I sat there silently. The words of my teacher Dr. Russell blurred into the background as thoughts of my mother consumed me. Did she know I
Half of new state spending on preschool was backed by COVID aid last year, new report finds - Sign up for Chalkbeat’s free weekly newsletter to keep up with how education is changing across the U.S.After preschool enrollment took a nosedive during the pandemic, a new report offers some encouraging news. A record share of young children
Chicago Public Schools estimates between 9,000 and 17,000 migrant students are enrolled, depending on who is counted - Sign up for Chalkbeat Chicago’s free daily newsletter to keep up with the latest education news.How many migrant students are enrolled in Chicago Public Schools? The exact number is hard to pin down.The district says about 8,900 migrant students are
Gift from billionaire MacKenzie Scott seeds grant program to help Colorado’s youngest children - A $2.5 million gift from billionaire MacKenzie Scott will jump-start a new grant program that aims to improve outcomes for Colorado’s youngest children.Early Milestones Colorado, a statewide policy and research group, received the donation from Scott
Don’t scale back sports access, advocates and students tell NYC - Sign up for Chalkbeat New York’s free daily newsletter to keep up with NYC’s public schools.In late 2022, New York City’s Public Schools Athletic League made a bold promise: By the following spring, every public high school student would have access
A ‘universal FAFSA’ law could be adopted in New York as budget negotiations continue - Sign up for Chalkbeat New York’s free daily newsletter to keep up with NYC’s public schools.T’Kai Harvey, a sophomore at the City University of New York’s Hunter College, didn’t see college as an option for most of her life.“I come from a very
Illinois lawmakers propose extending Chicago’s moratorium on school closures to 2027 - Sign up for Chalkbeat Chicago’s free daily newsletter to keep up with the latest education news.This is a developing story.Illinois lawmakers want to extend a moratorium on school closures in Chicago and prevent changes at selective enrollment and
Plans to put libraries in most Michigan schools get support from educators and parents - Sign up for Chalkbeat Detroit’s free daily newsletter to keep up with the city’s public school system and Michigan education policy.Six years after they were first introduced, a package of bills that would put a library in almost every Michigan public
LISTEN: A high schooler working at Bloomberg — plus ‘shotgunning’ college applications - As many seniors are making decisions about their post-graduation plans, this episode of P.S. Weekly profiles two students giving us an inside look at their approaches to preparing for life after high school.For years, the Education Department has
Colorado adult education providers say they may lose grant funding and have to trim classes - Sign up for our free monthly newsletter Beyond High School to get the latest news about the role of college and career education in Colorado.Students who attend The Learning Source’s Pueblo location share some common goals — they want to learn English
Newark Board of Education 2024 election results: Voters pick incumbents backed by mayor - Sign up for Chalkbeat Newark’s free newsletter to keep up with the city’s public school system.Incumbents Dawn Haynes and Vereliz Santana and their running mates, Helena Vinhas and Kanileah Anderson, appeared headed to victory in Tuesday’s Newark
Ante los problemas del formulario FAFSA, los consejeros quieren que los estudiantes sigan enfocados en sus sueños universitarios - Read in EnglishChristian Rojas Linares no puede terminar de rellenar sus formularios de ayuda financiera porque está recibiendo un sinfín de mensajes de error. El estudiante de último curso de secundaria de Nueva York ha recibido incluso correos
Memphis’ Humes school, Elvis Presley’s alma mater, is closing after yearslong turnaround attempt - Sign up for Chalkbeat Tennessee’s free daily newsletter to keep up with Memphis-Shelby County Schools and statewide education policy.Humes Middle School in North Memphis will close at the end of this school year as it returns to the Memphis
Delays in free MetroCards for homeless NYC families threaten school attendance - Sign up for Chalkbeat New York’s free daily newsletter to keep up with NYC’s public schools.Widespread shortages and delays in the distribution of free MetroCards to parents of homeless New York City public school students are frustrating families
Chicago Teachers Union reveals some key contract demands - Sign up for Chalkbeat Chicago’s free daily newsletter to keep up with the latest education news.The Chicago Teachers Union wants its next contract to include raising the salary floor for paraprofessionals, more dual language programs, sports and fine
Legislation that would require children who are 5 years old on Sept. 1 to attend kindergarten advances to the Michigan House. - The Michigan Senate has approved legislation that mandates kindergarten attendance in Michigan.The bill, which supporters say will improve early education, passed with a vote of 21-15, with Republicans in the Democratic-controlled Senate largely
Philadelphia will stop the teacher shuffle between schools known as ‘leveling’ - Sign up for Chalkbeat Philadelphia’s free newsletter to keep up with the city’s public school system.The Philadelphia school district will stop shifting teachers around between schools after the academic year starts, a dreaded practice known as
Letting vouchers fund Indiana microschools could spur innovation, but also a fight for cash - Sign up for Chalkbeat Indiana’s free daily newsletter to keep up with Indianapolis Public Schools, Marion County’s township districts, and statewide education news.Indianapolis mom Alicia Smith home-schools her three children, working with another
Inside a unique public microschool in Indianapolis - Sign up for Chalkbeat Indiana’s free daily newsletter to keep up with Indianapolis Public Schools, Marion County’s township districts, and statewide education news.On the bottom floor of Cornerstone Lutheran Church in Indianapolis on a recent Friday,
Chicago Public Schools kicks off community forums on upcoming strategic plan - Chicago Public Schools is mapping out its goals for the next five years and wants feedback from the public.The plan — which will be finalized this summer — will focus on three priorities: how to improve students’ daily experiences in the classroom,
New data shows Denver schools are more closely following discipline rules - Sign up for Chalkbeat Colorado’s free daily newsletter to get the latest reporting from us, plus curated news from other Colorado outlets, delivered to your inbox.Denver schools are doing a better job complying with Denver Public Schools’ discipline
Albany to send $35.9B to NY schools as negotiations over mayoral control continue, Hochul says - Sign up for Chalkbeat New York’s free daily newsletter to keep up with NYC’s public schools.Gov. Kathy Hochul said a preliminary budget agreement would allocate roughly $35.9 billion to New York schools — a record high — as state lawmakers closed in
Dissecting frogs and dispelling stereotypes: This South Side teacher wants her second graders to love math and science - Sign up for Chalkbeat Chicago’s free daily newsletter to keep up with the latest education news.Precious Allen’s main goal as a teacher is to create more first-generation doctors and engineers. She believes that the only way to accomplish this goal is
A civics roadmap for teens: New online clearinghouse created ‘by youth, for youth’ aims to help - Looking to run a voter registration drive at your school? Want to learn how to earn a high school diploma with a “seal of civic readiness,” demonstrating civic skills and knowledge? Trying to find out more about the NYC Mayor’s Office internship
Michigan State Board of Education calls for more charter school oversight and transparency - The State Board of Education this week made a statement calling for more transparency and oversight for Michigan’s charter schools.The resolution, introduced by Democratic Board Member Mitchell Robinson during Tuesday’s meeting, asks the legislature
Más estabilidad y tiempo: panel independiente pide continuar mejoras en Adams 14 - Read in English.Las escuelas de Adams 14 necesitan más tiempo y estabilidad para construir sobre las mejoras que han comenzado, según un panel de expertos externos.El Panel de Revisión Estatal, un grupo de educadores externos que visitan escuelas de
Un grupo vinculado a Trump elabora un plan para negar la educación gratuita a los estudiantes indocumentados - Read in English.Un grupo conservador influyente publicó recientemente un informe en el que pide a los estados que exijan a las escuelas públicas que cobren a los niños migrantes no acompañados y a los niños con padres indocumentados para inscribirse.
Voter guide: 3 Indiana districts are asking voters for funding in the May primary election - Sign up for Chalkbeat Indiana’s free daily newsletter to keep up with Indianapolis Public Schools, Marion County’s township districts, and statewide education news.This May, three Indiana school districts will ask voters to approve funding to do
School lunch time is too short. Colorado lawmakers’ solution? A task force to make recommendations. - Sign up for Chalkbeat Colorado’s free daily newsletter to get the latest reporting from us, plus curated news from other Colorado outlets, delivered to your inbox.Anyelin Ortega told Colorado lawmakers recently that the lunch line at her high school
Demand for student-teacher stipends in Pennsylvania far exceeds $10 million allocation - This story was originally published by the Pennsylvania Capital-StarWithin three hours of going live, more than 3,500 applications were received for a state-funded stipend to cover an otherwise unpaid semester of student teaching. But the new program