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April 25, 2019
Amid uncertain political future, Chicago charter schools press school board for new facilities and funding
An array of Chicago charter school leaders appeared before the board of education Wednesday to press the school district about their needs, from new facilities to millions in withheld funds.
Board of ed
Updated April 24, 2019
In last meeting under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s school board is weighing new charter facilities
Update: Youth Connection Charter Schools rescinded its proposal before the board meeting. Less than a month after Chicago elected a mayor who…
Updated April 22, 2019
Charter networks KIPP and IDEA win big federal grants to fund ambitious growth plans
KIPP is slated to receive $86 million over five years. IDEA, a Texas-based charter network, won an expected $116 million over five years.
February 28, 2019
Charter supporters rallied in Harlem for three proposed schools, but their critics may have the edge
Just seven new charter schools will be allowed to open in New York City under the state’s current cap.
December 17, 2018
To help them across the college finish line, alums of KIPP charters in four new cities will be eligible for emergency cash
It's a straightforward strategy to help ensure students from low-income families make it through college — give them money when they need it most.
December 14, 2018
Manhattan parent council calls ‘emergency’ meeting to address KIPP’s plan to open a diverse charter school
The district has long opposed new charter schools in the area that would destabilize enrollment, especially in Harlem, where many charters have already opened.
diversity by design
December 12, 2018
Nearly 100 percent of KIPP’s students in New York City are black or Hispanic. Now it wants to open an integrated school.
The network’s superintendent outlined the idea in a letter to families that promised that the new school would remain consistent with KIPP’s original mission.
November 19, 2018
50 years in, why the fight for Mexican-American studies in schools is still in its early stages
The focus on expanding Mexican-American Studies is pivoting from higher education to K-12 schools in the Southwest.
November 13, 2018
Adams 14 board rejects new KIPP charter school in district
The Adams 14 school board voted unanimously against the KIPP charter school application.
November 8, 2018
Fits and starts: Inside KIPP’s school-by-school discipline transformation
It was the second meeting of a group meant to defuse conflicts at KIPP Camino, and there was plenty to defuse. Whether a certain K-pop…
November 1, 2018
Bringing a civics lesson to life, KIPP schools host a citizenship ceremony on campus
One hundred and fifty immigrants were moments away from taking their oath of citizenship on Tuesday when a high school student named Armando began to…
November 1, 2018
Teacher residencies have many admirers but still train few teachers. California may be about to change that.
California recently earmarked $75 million to create new residencies and expand existing ones — enough to jumpstart programs that face unique funding challenges.
October 29, 2018
Anti-Semitism is on the rise in schools. After Pittsburgh, teachers grapple with a response.
Educators must figure out how to address events that have upset students and their families while seeking to avoid being accused of pushing a political agenda.
October 25, 2018
In Newark, a former student returns to his middle school for a new lesson: how to teach
Yumar Wheeler was working as a security guard when he got an offer to return to his former middle school and train to become a teacher.
October 16, 2018
How football prepared me for my first year of teaching (but maybe not the second)
A former football player writes about how his gridiron experience helped him be a classroom teacher in Memphis.
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