Class size in Chicago: Why adding aides doesn’t resolve the challenge of too-large classes
10/18/19 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

The problem widespread and acute — and thus costly to resolve. The post Class size in Chicago: Why adding aides doesn’t resolve the challenge of too-large classes appeared first on Chalkbeat .

Union-funded committee apologizes for mailer misrepresenting Latina candidates’ names
10/18/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

At first, Students Deserve Better defended the mailer. The post Union-funded committee apologizes for mailer misrepresenting Latina candidates’ names appeared first on Chalkbeat .

Opponents accuse candidate of trying to buy his way onto Denver’s school board
10/18/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

A Denver school board candidate has contributed more than $330,000 of his own money to his campaign. The post Opponents accuse candidate of trying to buy his way onto Denver’s school board appeared first on Chalkbeat .

Wealthy group of SHSAT backers are ready for round two in Albany
10/17/19 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

New York City’s elite specialized high schools are under pressure to diversify their largely white and Asian student bodies. The post Wealthy group of SHSAT backers are ready for round two in Albany appeared first on Chalkbeat .

A contest to design 40 ‘innovative’ NYC schools offers few clues of what winning teams should look like
10/17/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

The city is calling for teams of students, parents, and teachers to develop proposals to open or overhaul dozens of schools with an eye toward “innovation.” The post A contest to design 40 ‘innovative’ NYC schools offers few clues of wha...

Remote teachers for Memphis high school classrooms face opposition from board members
10/17/19 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

Districts nationwide are struggling to hire enough teachers, which has led to a myriad of strategies that look outside the traditional four-year teaching college. The post Remote teachers for Memphis high school classrooms face oppositio...

Denver school board candidates denounce mailer that erases their Latina identity
10/17/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

This appears to be the first negative ad in an increasingly expensive Denver school board election. The post Denver school board candidates denounce mailer that erases their Latina identity appeared first on Chalkbeat .

I stopped teaching in Chicago because of the issues that teachers are striking over. Here's my story.
10/17/19 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

As I watched my former colleagues prepare for a strike, I remembered how little the public understands about the reality of being a classroom teacher. The post I stopped teaching in Chicago because of the issues that teachers are strikin...

Special needs students are plagued by an increasing number of school bus delays
10/17/19 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

Our analysis found an average of 500 delays a day in the first weeks of classes. Parents describe marathon trips and bizarre detours. The post Special needs students are plagued by an increasing number of school bus delays appeared first...

With three weeks to go, spending in Denver school board races has topped $1.3 million
10/17/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

The election is Nov. 5. The post With three weeks to go, spending in Denver school board races has topped $1.3 million appeared first on Chalkbeat .

Pro-voucher groups want clarity on private school background checks for new Tennessee program
10/17/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Three pro-voucher groups express concern about a proposed rule regarding background checks for employees at private schools accepting taxpayer money. The post Pro-voucher groups want clarity on private school background checks for new Te...

A plan to fund after-school programs in Wayne County is seeking public support, but Detroit school officials so far are hesitant
10/16/19 from Community & Wraparound Programs – Chalkbeat

If passed, a countywide after-school millage in Wayne County would provide more than $40 million annually. The post A plan to fund after-school programs in Wayne County is seeking public support, but Detroit school officials so far are h...

My son was admitted to a specialized high school. Then the school told us it couldn’t accommodate his disability.
10/16/19 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

Brooklyn Tech, a school of 6,000 students, said it didn't plan to offer integrated co-teaching — a type of classroom my son needed. The post My son was admitted to a specialized high school. Then the school told us it couldn’t accommodat...

NYC advocates demand 'immediate action' to overhaul special education complaint system
10/16/19 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

The city education department’s inability to meet legal deadlines for resolving complaints filed by families of special education students is causing harm The post NYC advocates demand 'immediate action' to overhaul special edu...

Indiana lawmakers look for better ways to identify students living in poverty
10/15/19 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

Indiana lawmakers, facing criticism that they are underestimating the number of students living in poverty, are looking for a better way to identify these children. The post Indiana lawmakers look for better ways to identify students liv...

English learners, TFA among the dozens of education programs hanging in the balance of Michigan’s budget tug-o-war
10/15/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

“We’ll see more training for general education teachers, which we really need,” she said. The post English learners, TFA among the dozens of education programs hanging in the balance of Michigan’s budget tug-o-war appeared first on Chalk...

Universal free lunch is linked to better test scores in New York City, new report finds
10/15/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

The study, out of Syracuse University’s Center for Policy Research, assessed the impact of universal free lunch on students who previously didn’t have access to them. The post Universal free lunch is linked to better test scores in New Y...

A third candidate seeks to represent Denver on the State Board of Education
10/15/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Donna Morganstern is a retired education data analyst and accountability manager for the Colorado Department of Education. The post A third candidate seeks to represent Denver on the State Board of Education appeared first on Chalkbeat .

Fort Greene’s sought-after Arts & Letters might move to Bed-Stuy in a merger with P.S. 305 
10/15/19 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

Arts & Letters, a highly sought-after elementary/middle school in Fort Greene, might have a new home next year in Bed-Stuy, as it eyes a possible merger with P.S. 305. The post Fort Greene’s sought-after Arts & Letters might mo...

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