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January 10, 2017
What a refugee student from Iraq taught me about reaching newcomers
Each day, I failed to get through to Fahad. Each day, I tried anyway. Eventually, we both learned important lessons.
January 9, 2017
Here are four education issues to watch as Tennessee’s legislature kicks off
Tennessee lawmakers expect to revisit two perennial questions about school spending and vouchers during the 110th General Assembly, which starts this week.
December 6, 2016
New network launches to highlight policies impacting Tennessee’s immigrant students
Tennessee’s growing immigrant population spawns a network for educators, parents and advocates of students who are learning to speak English.
November 28, 2016
Denver schools with large numbers of English learners get less physical education
District officials will investigate why students at Denver schools with large numbers of English learners are getting less physical education than other students.
November 18, 2016
‘Our resolve has never been stronger’: Nashville school board commits to diversity in post-Trump America
Nashville education leaders have a message for the city’s diverse population: All students are welcome, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.
in the middle
October 31, 2016
In the polarized charter school debate, one study offers a ‘balanced’ picture
The debate over charter schools often feels black and white. The reality, according to a new report is not nearly as clear-cut.
October 14, 2016
In a tumultuous presidential campaign season, a rare spotlight on education issues
A senior policy advisor to the Hillary Clinton campaign channeled the Democratic presidential candidate at an intimate question-and-answer session on Thursday hosted by Teachers…
September 29, 2016
Meet the charter leader signing up to teach kids with no English skills — and the student who inspired her
Charter school founder Kristin McGraner was inspired to join up with Metro Nashville Public Schools to start a program for students brand new to English.
September 22, 2016
New York City schools expand career and technical education, while City Council members look to track progress
The New York City Department of Education will spend $113 million to expand and improve career and technical education programs.
September 16, 2016
Does Tennessee have to follow its own school spending plan? Court prepares to weigh in
Attorneys for the state and Nashville face off on the funding question at a court hearing in Nashville.
August 8, 2016
How one Queens high school became a safe haven for children fleeing Central America
The Queens High School for Information, Research and Technology is finding creative ways to serve an influx of new immigrants from Central America.
ESSA and Equity
August 4, 2016
Here’s how advocates for students of color want Tennessee to change its education rules
ESSA could offer a pivotal moment for students of color in Tennessee, depending on how the law is implemented.
August 4, 2016
With students speaking 10 different languages, teachers at Indianapolis’ ‘Newcomer’ school find creative ways to communicate
Indianapolis Public School's brand new program for students who have just arrived in the country opened its doors for the first time.
August 1, 2016
First Person: Our stopgap strategies for helping long-term English learners aren’t good enough
Too often, we simply have more adults work with our neediest students, instead of the right adults, writes Rob Gulya, a special-education teacher in the Bronx.
July 18, 2016
Can raising reading levels be fun? It was for these kids in Nashville
Summer camps funded through Tennessee's Ready to be Ready initiative give children a chance to become better readers.
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