Colorado releases school ratings amid ongoing debate about how to measure performance
12/11/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Slightly fewer Colorado schools this year earned one of the state's two lowest ratings, in data released Wednesday. The post Colorado releases school ratings amid ongoing debate about how to measure performance appeared first on Chalkbeat .

Chicago is attracting more substitute teachers — but here's why many classrooms still go wanting
12/11/19 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

Chicago is recruiting more substitute teachers with pay bumps at hard-to-fill schools and relaxed restrictions on retirees. The post Chicago is attracting more substitute teachers — but here's why many classrooms still go wanting ap...

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised to spend more money on students in need. Could change be imminent?
12/11/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is poised to revisit how money is divvied up among Chicago schools, moving away from a flat per-student allocation to account more for student need. The post Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised to spend more money ...

Two Brooklyn schools weigh merger aimed at integration
12/11/19 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

District 13’s Community Education Council is proposing a merger for Arts and Letters and P.S. 305. The post Two Brooklyn schools weigh merger aimed at integration appeared first on Chalkbeat .

Newark Students Union proposes a grassroots alternative to the district's new student advisory cabinet
12/10/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Newark students want more input in the school district's decision-making and have come up with two different proposals for the board of education. The post Newark Students Union proposes a grassroots alternative to the district's ne...

As Chicago’s class size crackdown begins, schools that are ‘overenrolled by choice’ could face admissions changes
12/10/19 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

Now that oversized classes will cost the city, Chicago Public Schools is also taking a hard look at schools that choose to admit so many students that class sizes swell. The post As Chicago’s class size crackdown begins, schools that are...

This year’s Denver school board election was the most expensive in history
12/10/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Candidates and outside groups spent a combined $2.28 million, campaign finance reports show. The post This year’s Denver school board election was the most expensive in history appeared first on Chalkbeat .

Brooklyn twins aren’t guaranteed to go to middle school together this year, but the city is mulling broader changes for siblings
12/10/19 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

The education department is weighing whether to offer a twins or sibling admissions preference citywide, according to parents. The post Brooklyn twins aren’t guaranteed to go to middle school together this year, but the city is mulling b...

Holcomb’s education agenda looks to address teacher pay, unfunded mandates in 2021
12/10/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is looking to tee up issues such as improving teacher pay and eliminating unfunded mandates for 2021. The post Holcomb’s education agenda looks to address teacher pay, unfunded mandates in 2021 appeared first on...

'Heat' map: Tell Chalkbeat if your classroom doesn’t have heat this winter
12/10/19 from Community & Wraparound Programs – Chalkbeat

We often hear of heating problems if a school closes for a day, not because of one or several classrooms operating without heat. Tell us about your experience. The post 'Heat' map: Tell Chalkbeat if your classroom doesn’t have ...

Newark asked for $37M in 'emergency aid' for schools. The state gave it $4 million.
12/09/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Newark said it needed the extra money to pay for teachers, textbooks, and schools repairs. But the state said Newark still had funds leftover in its budget. The post Newark asked for $37M in 'emergency aid' for schools. The sta...

‘I can take a failing grade,’ but not homelessness: The hard choices some Detroit students make for college success
12/09/19 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

Three college students, and one college graduate, shared their experiences during a panel discussion that was part of a Detroit College Access Network event. The post ‘I can take a failing grade,’ but not homelessness: The hard choices s...

Once a student with disabilities, this Memphis educator returned to a special education classroom to empower children like her
12/09/19 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

This teacher's own experiences as a young student with disabilities put her on a long, winding path to becoming a special education teacher at Libertas School of Memphis. The post Once a student with disabilities, this Memphis educator r...

7 questions asked and answered about Chicago's new teacher diversity committee
12/09/19 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

History professor and Chicago school board member Elizabeth Todd-Breland discusses efforts to increase teacher diversity in public schools. The post 7 questions asked and answered about Chicago's new teacher diversity committee appe...

Denver’s newly elected school board vice president is seeking a seat in state legislature
12/09/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Jennifer Bacon said she’s running for state office but plans to keep her board seat. The post Denver’s newly elected school board vice president is seeking a seat in state legislature appeared first on Chalkbeat .

A new Indianapolis education PAC wants to bypass controversy. That could be hard.
12/09/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Jasmin Shaheed-Young’s fledgling political group has close ties to influential school choice advocates. The post A new Indianapolis education PAC wants to bypass controversy. That could be hard. appeared first on Chalkbeat .

Pete Buttigieg's education plan highlights broad agreement among Democrats on K-12 policy — though differences on charters remain 
12/07/19 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Pete Buttigieg’s pre-K-12 education plan calls for raising teacher pay, addressing school segregation, and banning for-profit charter schools. The post Pete Buttigieg's education plan highlights broad agreement among Democrats on K-...

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