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Stand for Children
June 27, 2019
How a parent organizer will try to upend Indianapolis’ top-down charter movement
Ashley Virden won a two-year fellowship from The Mind Trust to create a parent advocacy organization in Indianapolis and reverse the top-down ed reform movement.
June 6, 2019
Indianapolis parents learn to advocate for their students in an evolving school district
Stand University for Parents has helped 550 parents cultivate a community around an evolving IPS, according to program officials and participating families.
May 15, 2019
Advocacy groups push for Spanish translations, emotional support, and better facilities at Memphis schools
District officials and county commissioners at the meeting said they agreed with the teachers’ requests in principle, though they sometimes differed on specifics.
April 29, 2019
‘We’re not there yet,’ Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says on raising teacher pay
Republican leaders and some education advocates declared “tremendous success” for education, but others felt lawmakers left big issues on the table — like teacher pay.
April 4, 2019
Full-day kindergarten across the nation: How does Colorado compare?
As Colorado's full-day kindergarten expansion plan nears the finish line, a look at how its kindergarten policies compare to other states.
March 14, 2019
Concerned about reading instruction, state cracks down on teacher prep programs, starting with Colorado’s largest
The reading courses at Colorado’s largest educator preparation program don’t match up with research on literacy instruction, and many of the professors have philosophies that…
Updated July 23, 2018
Here are seven takeaways from Chalkbeat’s forum for Shelby County Schools board candidates
With a high-stakes election just two weeks away, Chalkbeat Tennessee hosted its first-ever school board candidate forum on Thursday. Fifteen…
local leadership national impact
July 18, 2018
Denver’s longtime superintendent turned the city into a national school reform favorite
Over Tom Boasberg’s nearly 10 years as Denver superintendent, he made a national impact.
Fund Students First
Updated June 19, 2018
Memphis locals rally for extra school funding, demanding it be spent on student needs
Lobbying for how Shelby County Schools should spend an extra $12.7 million just granted from the county’s surplus,…
March 21, 2018
During Memphis visit, former Newark schools chief touts ways to change student discipline
Cami Anderson is meeting this week with educators in Memphis as part of her Discipline Revolution Project.
Politics & Policy
March 19, 2018
Homeless students found stability at School 14. Now the school faces a big shake-up.
The school will be managed by a charter operator, and the teachers will likely be replaced.
Politics & Policy
January 11, 2018
Who supports Indianapolis Public Schools’ bid for more money? It’s not clear.
The referendums would increase school funding by as much as $936 million over eight years.
change at the top
December 20, 2017
Stand for Children announces changes in top leadership in Colorado
Colorado's Stand for Children has a new executive director, Krista Spurgin.
inside the playbook
December 6, 2017
A ‘portfolio’ of schools? How a nationwide effort to disrupt urban school districts is gaining traction
From Atlanta to Cincinnati to Oakland, a loosely connected network of nonprofit groups is working to reshape the way their school districts function.
October 10, 2017
Meet first Tennesseans in a new education leadership program for people of color
Organizers say the newest leadership development program is needed to better reflect the communities served by public schools, and convene diverse experienced leaders.
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