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Detroit district adding grades K-2 to summer school to help youngest students boost reading scores

For the first time in years, the Detroit district summer school program will start in kindergarten.<p>District Superintendent Nikolai Vitti recommended …

Students

As a global robotics competition descends on Detroit, few local students are included — for now

More than 15,000 junior engineers from around the the world are descending on Detroit this week for an international robotics competition.<p>Local …

Robotics

Louisiana vouchers have led to big drops in test scores, but they also might boost college enrollment

Students who won a school voucher in Louisiana to attend their top-ranked private high school were 6 percentage points more likely to enroll in …

Education

Alert: Sharon Griffin to lead Tennessee’s Achievement School District

Sharon Griffin, a longtime leader at Shelby County Schools, will be the next leader of the state’s turnaround district.<p>Griffin will take the helm of …

School Districts

How state Senate elections, Simcha Felder and a new Democratic deal could shape New York's education policy

With two key Senate elections on Tuesday, the fate of New York state’s Senate is up in the air — and some important education issues could hang in …

Education

Memphis turnaround star next leader of the Achievement School District

Sharon Griffin, a longtime leader at Shelby County Schools, will be the next leader of the state’s turnaround district.<p>State officials confirmed …

Middle School

Report says Tennessee’s pre-K program needs consistent monitoring and more rigor to get better

All parents want a quality program when they send their children off to preschool. But in Tennessee, parents will look particularly long and hard …

Education

Rise & Shine: Some Pueblo schools were closed Monday after last week's strike vote

<b>STRIKE POSSIBLE</b> A Q&A with the president of the Pueblo teachers union, which voted last week to authorize a strike. Chalkbeat<p><b>SCHOOL CLOSINGS</b> Check …

School Districts

Rise & Shine: Why Tennessee legislators share blame, too, for TNReady testing headaches

<b>NOT SO FAST</b> Few state lawmakers are talking about how they share the blame in Tennessee’s collision course with TNReady testing failures.</b> …

Standardized Testing

Rise & Shine: A Harlem middle school avoids the chopping block — for now

<b>CLOSURE AVERTED</b> City officials withdrew a proposal to eliminate the middle school at Wadleigh Secondary, a politically connected Harlem school in …

Middle School

Rise & Shine: Colorado schools plan to close as teachers head to the Capitol for protest

CUTS: A document posted on the Indianapolis Public Schools website gives the first detailed look at potential cuts — including layoffs based on …

Education

Nearly 60 percent of Newark 12th-graders are chronically absent. A conference on Tuesday will tackle the issue.

Last school year, nearly one in three Newark students was chronically absent, meaning they missed 18 or more school days. For Newark 12th-graders, …

New Jersey

Pueblo teachers may strike. Here's why they could leave their classrooms.

Teachers in Pueblo are prepared to join a national movement of educator activism and walk out of their classrooms later this year if their demand for …

Education

Why Tennessee legislators share blame, too, for TNReady testing headaches

Exasperated with another round of testing problems in Tennessee public schools, state lawmakers have used their bully pulpit to rail against …

Education

Indianapolis Public Schools budget plan could include layoffs and salary freezes

Schools across Indianapolis’s largest district could face hiring freezes and layoffs as the district seeks to balance its budget, according to a …

Education

From reading to breastfeeding, Detroit dads learn how to engage with their pre-K children

Although he grew up without a father or male role model, Dwayne Walker is the kind of dad who goes on his 5-year-old son’s school field trips, sits …

Parenting

Wadleigh middle school is safe -- for now -- after Harlem community rallied to stop its closure

Supporters scored a partial victory in their fight to keep the middle school alive at Wadleigh Secondary, a politically connected and historically …

Education

Tennessee's online testing system was hacked. And it has happened in other states, too.

As the vendor that administered Tennessee’s glitch-filled standardized testing last week blamed the problems on a cyberattack, lawmakers and students …

Cybersecurity

Rise & Shine: Pueblo teachers in District 60 vote to go on strike

<b>LIMITING</b> Two Republican lawmakers introduced a bill that would prohibit teachers in Colorado from striking, with language that would allow fines and …

Education

Rise & Shine: Four reasons Tennessee likely won't go back to paper testing

<b>ONLINE VS. PAPER</b> Despite frustrations over TNReady testing online, returning to paper-and-pencil exams would be a stretch in a state that has …

City Politics

These Colorado school districts are canceling classes for teacher protests

Thousands of Colorado teachers are expected to descend on the state Capitol Thursday and Friday to call on lawmakers to make a long-term commitment …

Education

Rise & Shine: Threats and violence up in city schools, according to new data

<b>SAFETY DANCE</b> Nearly 11,000 school staffers reported threats or assaults by students last year, up 4.5 percent from the previous year, according to …

New York City

Rise & Shine: ‘Growing unrest’ among Indiana teachers, union president says

NUMBERS: The intense focus on educators got us wondering about the district’s teaching ranks. Here are some of the essential details we learned from …

Education

This Colorado bill would ban teacher strikes and hit violators with fines and jail time

Two Republican lawmakers who have long helped shape education policy in Colorado have introduced a bill that would bar teachers from striking and …

School Districts

Capitol Report: As Colorado teachers prepare to march, one bill would ban teacher strikes

Good evening, and welcome to another edition of Capitol Report.<p>This week gave Colorado a little taste of the teacher activism that’s rocked other …

Education

High-school match day & an historic school board election

The big story<p>Eighth-graders were eagerly awaiting this day — or dreading it, depending on whom you ask.<p>Beginning at noon Friday, Newark students and …

Education

High-school match day & an historic school board election

The big story<p>Eighth-graders have been eagerly awaiting this day — or dreading it, depending on whom you ask.<p>Beginning at noon today, Newark students …

Education

Average salary: $50,481. Doctorates: 21. First year educators: 241. We have the numbers on Indianapolis Public Schools teachers.

Teachers in the state’s largest district are facing significant upheaval, as Indianapolis Public Schools consolidates high schools and grapples with …

Education

Detroit teachers will finally get paid for their years of experience if agreement holds up with district

Good news for Detroit district teachers stuck at a low pay level: The finance committee of the school board Friday recommended an agreement with the …

Education

Now that TNReady scores will count less for students, will they even try?

In the face of a statewide testing debacle, the Tennessee legislature’s hasty edict this week to discount test results has mollified some teachers …

Education