Detroit principal fired over alleged remarks about sex
01/15/20 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

The Detroit school district's investigation found the principal violated several district rules in allegedly making sexually inappropriate comments and using profanity. The post Detroit principal fired over alleged remarks about sex appe...

More voucher advocates join Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s administration
01/15/20 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Three new staff members have ties to groups that lobby for school vouchers and charter schools. The post More voucher advocates join Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s administration appeared first on Chalkbeat .

IPS regains control of 3 schools in a dramatic end to state takeover
01/15/20 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

The takeover schools have had mixed performance under the Florida-based charter network’s management. The post IPS regains control of 3 schools in a dramatic end to state takeover appeared first on Chalkbeat .

Indiana officials end takeover of Roosevelt, returning it to the troubled Gary district
01/15/20 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Less than a decade after the state took over chronically failing Theodore Roosevelt College & Career Academy, the school is returning to Gary Community Schools. The post Indiana officials end takeover of Roosevelt, returning it to t...

No more ‘secret handshake’: Universal screening qualifies 600 more Memphis students for gifted education. More to come.
01/15/20 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

That’s more than double the number of Shelby County Schools students identified as gifted in those grades last year. The post No more ‘secret handshake’: Universal screening qualifies 600 more Memphis students for gifted education. More ...

Holcomb pledges to spend $250M from surplus in 2021 to increase Indiana school funding
01/15/20 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb pledged to free up millions for schools in 2021 during his State of the State address Tuesday night — an unusually early announcement. The post Holcomb pledges to spend $250M from surplus in 2021 to increase Ind...

As a Bronx principal, I witnessed trauma on a daily basis. Now, I’m running for Congress to make my students’ lives better.
01/14/20 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Jamaal Bowman is the former principal of Cornerstone Academy for Social Action in the Bronx and a candidate for Congress in New York's 16th District. The post As a Bronx principal, I witnessed trauma on a daily basis. Now, I’m running fo...

I witnessed the struggles of Detroit students. Now I want to chronicle their journeys. 
01/14/20 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

Chalkbeat Detroit is welcoming its newest reporter — Eleanore Catolico, who joins the publication after working as the civic reporter for 101.9 FM, WDET. The post I witnessed the struggles of Detroit students. Now I want to chronicle the...

Poll by conservative education group finds bipartisan support for choice, charters
01/14/20 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Ready Colorado released the poll results to demonstrate what it sees as broad bipartisan support for education bills sponsored by Republican lawmakers. The post Poll by conservative education group finds bipartisan support for choice, ch...

Newark Teachers Union, district urge staff to take asthma training this week
01/14/20 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

The Newark Teachers Union and school district are encouraging all staff members to take an online asthma training course during this week’s professional development day. The post Newark Teachers Union, district urge staff to take asthma ...

To help clear over 10,000 backlogged special education cases, state could ease requirements for hearing officers
01/14/20 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

State officials presented some solutions, including no longer requiring hearing officers be attorneys, boosting their pay, and requiring them to handle a certain number o The post To help clear over 10,000 backlogged special education ca...

A ‘seal of civic readiness’ should be option for high school diploma, New York task force says
01/14/20 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

Its recommendation, presented to the Regents on Monday at their monthly meeting, comes amid a growing focus on improving civics education across the United States. The post A ‘seal of civic readiness’ should be option for high school dip...

Database: Find out how many home-schoolers were left out of Indiana’s 2019 graduation rates
01/13/20 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

Those students were wiped off the books because they were labeled as leaving to home-school — a designation that helps boost graduation rates for high schools. The post Database: Find out how many home-schoolers were left out of Indiana’...

Manual’s graduation rate plunges after state audit cuts down the number of home-schoolers
01/13/20 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

As a result of the audit, the graduation rate fell 21 percentage points in 2019. The post Manual’s graduation rate plunges after state audit cuts down the number of home-schoolers appeared first on Chalkbeat .

Parent and community group asks Jeffco schools for longer lunch time, healthier food
01/13/20 from Community & Wraparound Programs – Chalkbeat

Right now, about 32% of Jeffco students eat school lunch. Increasing that number would help the district’s food services department, which relies on revenue to operate. The post Parent and community group asks Jeffco schools for longer l...

A push to integrate Queens schools has ripped open a fight about race, resources, and school performance
01/13/20 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

In Queens District 28, plans to integrate middle schools have been met with loud opposition, but also some signs of support. The post A push to integrate Queens schools has ripped open a fight about race, resources, and school performanc...

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