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In search of funding for child care, 2 Colorado regions pursue special taxing districts - Leaders of both special district efforts hope to ask for voter approval in
1 Love nonprofit, Boulder Valley Rotary Club raise funds to build school in Tanzania - Education gives people the ability to read, write, and helps them build confidence and the ability to make more decisions about their own life. But education is not always accessible or affordable, and Angel Mollel wants to ensure that everyone, especially
‘Destined for greatness’: Longmont’s New Meridian High School celebrates graduates - Emmaline Oldham, decked out in an orchid lei and posing for photo after photo in her cap and gown, was both thrilled to graduate from Longmont's New Meridian High School and a little
Bill to prevent changes at Chicago’s selective enrollment schools appears stalled - Sign up for Chalkbeat Chicago’s free daily newsletter to keep up with the latest education news.A state bill that would prevent changes to Chicago’s selective enrollment schools and block the district from closing schools until 2027 appears to have
Popularity and cost of Indiana’s voucher program surge as more wealthy families sign up - 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.Indiana spent roughly $439 million on its voucher program for the 2023-24 school year
Scammers prey on teens trying to participate in the city’s youth works program - Denver youth, beware. A scammer is trying to take advantage of young people interested in applying to Denver YouthWorks, the city’s program that will give students who work 100 hours over the summer a $1,000 stipened. After Mayor Mike
How a visual arts program for Philly students helps them understand their world — and themselves - Sign up for Chalkbeat Philadelphia’s free newsletter to keep up with the city’s public school system.Art is a way for Shamaya McTillman to deal with her emotions.“This is something I knew I wanted to do,” said Shamaya, who will graduate next month
Para ayudar a abordar las necesidades de salud mental de los adolescentes, Colorado lanzará el Cuerpo de Salud Mental Juvenil - Read in English.Chalkbeat Colorado es un noticiero local sin fines de lucro que informa sobre las escuelas públicas en Denver y otros distritos. Suscríbete a nuestro boletín gratis por email en español para recibir lo último en noticias
Newark Teachers Union’s tentative new contract calls for 4.5% raises, $65,000 starting salary - Sign up for Chalkbeat Newark’s free newsletter to keep up with the city’s public school system.The Newark Teachers Union has reached a tentative five-year agreement with the Newark Board of Education that would offer a higher starting salary for new
How will the end of federal COVID relief impact Michigan schools? - Sign up for Chalkbeat Detroit’s free daily newsletter to keep up with the city’s public school system and Michigan education policyAs districts around the state brace for the end of federal COVID relief money, State Superintendent of Schools Michael
Detroit principal suspended, but not for allegations she’s created a toxic environment - The principal of Thirkell Elementary Middle-School was placed on a 30-day unpaid suspension this week following two investigations and months of complaints from staff, the district’s superintendent confirmed.Principal Stephanie Gaines made the
Democrats rally against governor’s veto of workers rights bills - The rally was a rare show of backlash for Democratic Gov. Jared Polis by his own
Cherry Creek School District settles with Department of Justice over complaints about language barriers for parents and guardians - Not an admission of wrongdoing, the deal includes requirements to provide translation or interpretation services for procedures like enrollment and disciplinary
Cherry Creek School District agrees to provide better translation services to parents via Justice Department settlement - Federal investigators concluded Cherry Creek fell short in identifying parents who needed language assistance, did not provide them with adequate enrollment information and didn’t provide essential information in a language they could
Emergency preparedness: NYC schools to conduct optional remote exercise on June 6 - Sign up for Chalkbeat New York’s free daily newsletter to keep up with NYC’s public schools.This is a test of the city’s remote learning system. Again.New York City schools are conducting a practice exercise on June 6 — a day off for students — to
Nonprofit helps Philly students discuss Israel, gun violence, and other tough topics - Sign up for Chalkbeat Philadelphia’s free newsletter to keep up with the city’s public school system.Philadelphia students and teachers are not shying away from tough topics.In teacher Emily Goedde’s class at General George A. McCall School, Teresa
Nearly 7,000 teens have signed up for NYC’s free online therapy platform in first 6 months - Nearly 7,000 teenagers have signed up for New York City’s free online therapy program since it launched in November, with the largest numbers coming from some of the city’s lowest-income neighborhoods, city officials said Thursday.A total of 6,800
Chicago Board of Education opens new school safety policy for public comment - The Chicago Board of Education moved one step closer Thursday to creating a new school safety policy that would rid campuses of school resource officers by the fall.The board voted to open a 30-day period where the public can comment on the newly
To combat antisemitism, NYC 8th graders will visit the Museum of Jewish Heritage - Sign up for Chalkbeat New York’s free daily newsletter to keep up with NYC’s public schools.As part of a new initiative aimed at combating antisemitism, New York City eighth graders will learn more about the Holocaust through field trips to
Chicago is trying to improve how it funds schools. Not everyone is happy. - Sign up for Chalkbeat Chicago’s free daily newsletter to keep up with the latest education news.Christina Cedeño has spent countless hours helping get the word out about the bilingual gifted program at her children’s school Pulaski International
Gov. Jared Polis signs major school funding bill that prioritizes money for rural, low-income districts - Colorado Gov. Jared Polis put his signature on a sweeping school finance bill Thursday, changing the formula that funds the state's public schools for the first time in decades and providing more than $80 million to districts in the next
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The number of births continues to fall, despite abortion bans - Having fewer births means lower state costs for services such as subsidized day care and public schools at a time when aging baby boomers are straining
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Creek Point Academy withdraws bid to open in Andrew J. Brown location on Indianapolis’ Far Eastside - 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.The Creek Point Academy charter school that sought to push out Andrew J. Brown Academy
Michigan tiene un problema de ausentismo crónico. Esto es lo que los padres necesitan saber. - Read in English.Inscríbete al boletín diario gratuito de Chalkbeat Detroit para mantenerte al día con el sistema escolar público de la ciudad y la política educativa de Michigan.Entra en algunas aulas estos días y el problema del ausentismo crónico es
IU Indianapolis expands automatic admissions pilot to IPS charter high schools - 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.Indiana University Indianapolis is expanding its automatic admissions program to admit
From COVID masks to evening gowns: Newark’s Class of 2024 gets ready for prom - Sign up for Chalkbeat Newark’s free newsletter to keep up with the city’s public school system.On a recent Tuesday afternoon, inside Hillside’s Community Recreation Center, the sounds of basketballs dribbling on the court echoed from wall to wall and
From starting high school on a basement couch to rising ‘like a phoenix’: The Class of 2024 - CPR News spoke with some Colorado students on what it was like starting high school during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how that experience shaped
SVVSD school board plans for 8.45% raises in budget plan - St. Vrain Valley School District leaders plans to put an employee cost-of-living raise of 8.45 % in next school year’s
Denver Public Schools hires its first director of Latinx Student Success - 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.Following the release of a report that revealed “serious barriers” for Latino students
Colorado’s Class of 2024 gets scholarships and coaching to boost college success - Sign up for our free monthly newsletter Beyond High School to get the latest news about college and career paths for Colorado’s high school grads.Thanks to a one-time investment last year, Colorado students in the Class of 2024 can receive a $1,500
Aurora Fire hosts field day for the city — and some lucky kids got to shoot a fire hose and race firefighters! - The event is part of an effort to increase fire safety awareness and raise money for school safety
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Alcalde anuncia nuevo sitio web con campamentos de verano gratis, programa de trabajos para adolescentes en Denver - Read in English.La ciudad de Denver busca conectar a 1,000 adolescentes más con trabajos este verano, ayudar a familias para que encuentren campamentos de verano, y financiar eventos temporales como parrilladas y torneos de basquetbol en ciertos
Here’s how I talk to my students about pronouns, including my own - “Hi everyone,” I say excitedly as I kneel to join my young students sitting in a circle. “I’m so excited to be here. My name is Teacher Ellie … and I wanted to tell you about my pronouns.”As a nonbinary teaching artist in New York City public
I go to a high school for pregnant and parenting students. It has put graduation within reach. - About a year ago, I was 16, seven months pregnant, and living in my car with my boyfriend. We showered at gas stations and bought grilled cheese sandwiches at Walmart. I worried that we wouldn’t be able to provide for the daughter I would soon have.
LISTEN: Teens want therapy. Are they getting it? - This week’s episode of P.S. Weekly looks at teen mental health, zooming in on one mother and daughter’s opposing views on therapy, and zooming out to look at New York City’s ambitious new effort to expand free mental health care to teens across the
Former Aurora school resource officer accused of texting 16-year-old about “panties” faces criminal charges - A former Aurora Police Department school resource officer is facing criminal charges after allegedly sending inappropriate texts to a 16-year-old girl while he was still on the force, according to court records and the girl's
Catholic couple wants Denver Archdiocese to drop lawsuit seeking right to block LGBTQ families from enrolling in state-funded preschool - The lawsuit effectively aims to stop the state from keeping Catholic preschools that want to block LGBTQ families out of the state’s universal pre-K
Indiana Charter School Board revokes charter for Indy STEAM Academy - 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.The Indiana Charter School Board revoked Indy STEAM Academy’s charter on Tuesday while
Governor signs Tennessee law letting parents, educators make final 4th-grade retention decisions - Sign up for Chalkbeat Tennessee’s free daily newsletter to keep up with statewide education policy and Memphis-Shelby County Schools.Gov. Bill Lee signed legislation Tuesday to let each fourth grader’s parents, teacher, and principal decide
Amid record high NYC homeless student population, calls grow for laundry machines in schools - Sign up for Chalkbeat New York’s free daily newsletter to keep up with NYC’s public schools.More than a decade ago, Principal Joseph Mattina noticed students at P.S. 23 Carter G. Woodson were consistently arriving at the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn,
School closure and consolidation policy back on the table for the Denver school board - “At some point, all of us as board members are highly conscious of the fact that we’re going to have to close schools, we’re going to have to consolidate schools,” one board member
Slow rollout of new FAFSA application delays financial aid offers for Newark students - Sign up for Chalkbeat Newark’s free newsletter to keep up with the city’s public school system.Chanice Minnott knew she wanted to go to Syracuse University after going on a tour during her junior year of high school.The senior at North Star Academy’s
Indiana softens new reading training requirements after teacher outcry - 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.Fewer teachers will need to take an 80-hour training on teaching reading after the
Graduates in mental health fields face barriers to filling critical shortages. A new MSU program aims to change that - One study estimates 57 percent of graduates with master’s in mental health fields don’t go on to complete licensure because of cost and state
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After surviving kitchen table amputation, Gazan teen injured in war gets artificial leg in Colorado - Ahed Bseiso, a Gazan teenager, survived an Israeli bombing iand then an emergency amputation. Now, she's in a Englewood prosthetic clinic, a world away from the war, as she tested out her new
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Perdidos en la traducción: Los niños migrantes luchan en las escuelas segregadas de Chicago - Read in English.Este reportaje se ha redactado y publicado en colaboración con Block Club Chicago. Suscríbete a sus boletines aquí.Gabriela Aquino Ruiz depende de una aplicación de traducción para aprender, pero algunas de sus maestras hablan tan
Lost in translation: Migrant kids struggle in segregated Chicago schools - Sign up for Chalkbeat Chicago’s free daily newsletter to keep up with the latest education news.This story was reported and published in collaboration with Block Club Chicago. Sign up for their newsletters here.Leer en español.Gabriela Aquino Ruiz