Education news. In context.
Are Children Learning
Future of Schools
Future of Teaching
Future of Work
In the Classroom
Movers and Shakers
Sorting the Students
The Other 60 Percent
Who Is in Charge
Find a Job
Republish Our Stories
Code of Ethics
Our News Partners
Work with Us
January 23, 2017
Women’s march participants took on DeVos this weekend — with posterboard. Here’s what it looked like
Grizzly bear puns abounded.
November 11, 2015
Higher teacher licensing fees approved
The State Board of Education Wednesday voted 4-3 to increase resident teacher license fees 12.5 percent.
November 11, 2015
Dougco sues state in enrollment count dispute
The Douglas County school district has made good on its threat to sue the state Department of Education in a $4.2 million dispute over counting of high school students.
November 6, 2015
Voters had mixed feelings about district tax-increase proposals
Hinsdale County didn’t get its gym, but the Byers district will get its buses. Those were among the outcomes of school district tax elections this week.
August 6, 2015
State Board selects commissioner search firm
The State Board of Education has selected Ray & Associates, an Iowa-based company, to conduct the search for candidates to be commissioner of education.
July 10, 2015
Former ASD leader Elliot Smalley hired to lead South Carolina charter school district
Elliot Smalley, former chief of staff for the Tennessee Achievement School District, is tapped to lead South Carolina's state-run charter school district.
July 7, 2015
UPDATED: Shelby County Schools one of two districts under review for TCAP cheating
The state is investigating Alcy and LaRose elementary schools in Shelby County, among other schools, for potential cheating on their 2013-14 state achievement tests.
July 6, 2015
Two Tennessee teachers receive Presidential Award
A Memphis science teacher and a Montgomery County math teacher receive the 2015 Presidential Award for excellence in their craft.
July 2, 2015
Black education advocacy group hires new Tennessee director
The Black Alliance for Educational Options hires Mendell Grinter, its former Kentucky director, to lead the organization's Tennessee operations from Memphis.
June 30, 2015
SCS approves $27.8 million school bus contract with Durham
The Shelby County Board of Education renews its contract with Durham School Services, the school bus provider that has drawn ire from parents and board members alike.
June 30, 2015
New truancy center to open for Shelby County Schools
The Shelby County Board of Education votes to open a truancy center in a Memphis shopping mall to step up efforts to work with students who chronically miss school.
June 26, 2015
New leaders in academics, curriculum, human resources, communications for DPS
Before the next school year, Denver Public Schools will have new chiefs of communications and human resources and new administrators in charge of academics, curriculum.
June 18, 2015
Harvard professor sheds light on the plight of the American poor
Explaining why the gap between rich kids and poor kids exists in America, author Robert Putnam discussed this disparity at an event hosted by The Denver Foundation.
June 16, 2015
First Governor’s Teacher Cabinet to advise Haslam, McQueen
Gov. Bill Haslam announces 18 Tennessee teachers selected to serve on the first Governor’s Teacher Cabinet.
June 12, 2015
Tennessee Teacher of the Year finalists announced
The Tennessee Department of Education announces nine finalists for the 2015-16 Tennessee Teacher of the Year Award.
In your inbox.
Chalkbeat New York
How I Teach
Rise & Shine Colorado
Rise & Shine Detroit
Rise & Shine Indiana
Rise & Shine Tennessee
The Starting Line