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English language learners
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.
May 17, 2016
Charter schools raise questions but draw no sanctions from state policymakers
The Board of Regents renewed two charter schools despite discussions about student achievement at the schools.
roundtable with rosa
May 9, 2016
New chancellor Rosa says she’s concerned about charters; wants more options for English learners
Chancellor Betty Rosa opened up about a range of contentious education issues during a whirlwind tour of New York City this weekend.
April 26, 2016
For these undocumented immigrant students, Tennessee’s failed in-state tuition bill was personal
In January, six immigrant students, some of them undocumented, gathered after school in an empty classroom at Nashville’s Glencliff High School to snack on Doritos…
Making a difference
April 24, 2016
Chalkbeat-led series wins a top prize from Indiana’s state journalism awards
Lost In Translation, a Chalkbeat-led joint project published in partnership with the Indianapolis Star and WFYI Public Media, was honored Friday by the Indiana…
The big lift
April 19, 2016
Tennessee has an upward mobility problem. Can schools help?
State education leaders brainstorm about entrenched inequality — and schools’ role in reversing it.
Updated April 4, 2016
City to add dozens of dual-language programs as they grow in popularity
Chancellor Carmen Fariña, whose parents were Spanish immigrants, has made the expansion of dual-language programs a top priority.
March 2, 2016
Tennessee coalition organizes to advocate for students of color
A new education advocacy coalition emerges from a meeting of 100 educators and civil rights leaders from across Tennessee in Nashville.
Politics & Policy
February 1, 2016
Haslam proposes $261 million more for K-12 education
Gov. Bill Haslam proposes new investments in teacher pay, technology, reading programs and high-need student populations.
What's your education story?
December 21, 2015
Turning her own learning disability into a teaching tool
Kate Stout teaches fifth grade at Riverside School in IPS.
December 3, 2015
Amid anti-refugee political rhetoric, Nashville schools welcome displaced students
Students fleeing Syria, Iraq, Somalia and other war-torn nations find refuge and learning in Nashville schools, and teach their classmates a few lessons, too.
Updated December 7, 2015
As city promotes dual-language programs, it selects 15 as models
The city has selected 15 schools with outstanding dual-language programs to serve as models for other schools.
September 29, 2015
Latino Memphis program aims to prepare undocumented Hispanic students for college
A growing program of the nonprofit advocacy group is helping Hispanic students graduate from high school, apply to college, and figure out how to pay for tuition.
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