Q&A with Detroit schools chief Vitti: ‘Some doors ... are opening up to what DPSCD can do.’ 
08/20/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, in a wide-ranging interview with Chalkbeat Detroit, talked about facilities, curriculum, and his dream job. The post Q&A with Detroit schools chief Vitti: ‘Some doors ... are opening up to what ...

These free New York summer schools for English learners are in demand
08/20/19 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

Roughly 7,500 New York City children attended free summer programs that are designed to help multilingual students continue developing their language. The post These free New York summer schools for English learners are in demand appeare...

3 out of 4 Americans support giving teachers a raise, the highest in a decade
08/20/19 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

Nearly three in four Americans think teachers should be paid more, the poll shows. The post 3 out of 4 Americans support giving teachers a raise, the highest in a decade appeared first on Chalkbeat .

‘This is not rocket science’: Indiana educators bring ideas for raising teacher pay to Holcomb’s commission
08/20/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Monday night was the public’s first chance to provide input to the state commission tasked with making recommendations for how to improve teacher salaries. The post ‘This is not rocket science’: Indiana educators bring ideas for raising ...

Back-to-school supplies in some Colorado schools include kitty litter and buckets for lockdowns
08/19/19 from Community & Wraparound Programs – Chalkbeat

“We want to give our kids dignity in the middle of this type of crisis." The post Back-to-school supplies in some Colorado schools include kitty litter and buckets for lockdowns appeared first on Chalkbeat .

Scores of Illinois schools taught abstinence last year. They could continue despite questions about the message
08/19/19 from Community & Wraparound Programs – Chalkbeat

More than 150 schools in Illinois, including 22 in Chicago, used a sex education curriculum last year that taught abstinence only.  The post Scores of Illinois schools taught abstinence last year. They could continue despite questions ab...

Come hear six Detroit students as they take the stage Friday to share their school experiences
08/19/19 from Community & Wraparound Programs – Chalkbeat

Detroit students will take the stage this Friday to share their school experiences with the community. The post Come hear six Detroit students as they take the stage Friday to share their school experiences appeared first on Chalkbeat .

As pre-K teachers celebrate pay raises, day care union seizes the moment to reach more schools
08/19/19 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

On the heels of a labor agreement to boost teacher pay, and with a merger with its much larger counterpart, DC 1707 is seizing the moment to try to grow. The post As pre-K teachers celebrate pay raises, day care union seizes the moment t...

Complicated language excludes parents from the IEP process. It doesn't have to be this way.
08/19/19 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

Special education documents should be more readable so families can truly advocate for their children The post Complicated language excludes parents from the IEP process. It doesn't have to be this way. appeared first on Chalkbeat .

How student-led conferences changed how I see my students
08/19/19 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

The honesty of my students during their conferences never ceases to amaze me. The post How student-led conferences changed how I see my students appeared first on Chalkbeat .

‘Will we rise to the occasion?’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot issues a challenge to Chicago school administrators two weeks from start of school.
08/16/19 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

Friday’s event put her on stage in front of the school leaders charged with leading Chicago’s more than 600 schools.  The post ‘Will we rise to the occasion?’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot issues a challenge to Chicago school administrators two w...

Stand for Children endorses three candidates for Denver school board
08/16/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

The group has spent more than $200,000 over the past eight years to elect pro-reform candidates. The post Stand for Children endorses three candidates for Denver school board appeared first on Chalkbeat .

No worksheets here: This Chicago kindergarten teacher wants to bring play back to classrooms
08/16/19 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

The misconception that play cannot be rigorous and meaningful robs students of their opportunity to learn in a developmentally appropriate manner. The post No worksheets here: This Chicago kindergarten teacher wants to bring play back to...

Middle school near Brownsville playground shooting counsels students with ‘grief-sensitive’ approach
08/15/19 from Community & Wraparound Programs – Chalkbeat

Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a middle school in Brownsville, has been acknowledged for its commitment to counseling students, who are no strangers to deaths of loved ones. The post Middle school near Brownsville playground shooting counsel...

Goodbye round two applications, hello waitlists: NYC announces changes to high school admissions
08/15/19 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

The city will allow students to sit on waiting lists and is eliminating the second round of admissions. The post Goodbye round two applications, hello waitlists: NYC announces changes to high school admissions appeared first on Chalkbeat .

Across the board, Denver students making above-average progress on tests, study shows
08/14/19 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

“The pattern of performance here is consistent,” said researcher Macke Raymond. The post Across the board, Denver students making above-average progress on tests, study shows appeared first on Chalkbeat .

Betsy DeVos visited a ‘model’ coding program for Indiana incarcerated youth. Here’s why.
08/14/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

DeVos called the program a “good model” for second-chance education, saying it’s “very consistent” with President Donald Trump’s criminal justice reform agenda. The post Betsy DeVos visited a ‘model’ coding program for Indiana incarcerat...

Top city lawmakers say NYC should test entire schools for lead paint — not just classrooms
08/14/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

The city does not inspect cafeterias, art rooms, gymnasiums, and certain rooms where students with disabilities get extra help. The post Top city lawmakers say NYC should test entire schools for lead paint — not just classrooms appeared ...

Amid arts push, Detroit schools want your old tubas, trumpets, and more
08/14/19 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

Detroit's main district r it is encouraging people to donate their gently used instruments to support their reinvestment in the arts. The post Amid arts push, Detroit schools want your old tubas, trumpets, and more appeared first on Chal...

Teach for America Memphis hires school board member as chief of staff
08/13/19 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

Miska Clay Bibbs, who was elected to the Shelby County Schools board in 2014, became the organization's chief of staff Monday. The post Teach for America Memphis hires school board member as chief of staff appeared first on Chalkbeat .

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