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Tennessee schools chief Candice McQueen leaving for job at national education nonprofit
Tennessee’s top education chief is leaving state government. Candice McQueen will become the CEO of National Institute for Excellence in Teaching in January.
October 26, 2018
More teachers are running for state office this year. Meet two from Tennessee.
In a wave of political activism, more than 150 teachers nationwide are seeking legislative office this year. Tennessee is part of that movement.
September 2, 2018
Chicago schools start Tuesday, but 511 employees don’t have clearance yet
With back to school right around the corner, the majority of Chicago schools’ 43,000 employees have cleared background re-checks, the district said Sunday.
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August 22, 2018
Chicago teachers: What’s on your mind this year?
Since Chalkbeat Chicago launched earlier this summer, we’ve written about new troves of data around school choice, a spate of policy changes that…
August 21, 2018
Support for boosting teacher pay is at a 10-year high, new survey finds
After a year of teacher protests, an increasing number of Americans think teachers should be paid more, according to a new national survey. Sixty-seven percent…
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August 14, 2018
How one Chicago principal is leaning on data to help black boys
Test scores were rising at Fuller Elementary School when Marilyn McCottrell took over in 2016. Yet troubling trends loomed behind the numbers.
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August 6, 2018
Watch this Detroit student read his poem about teachers who thought his differences were ADHD
This Detroiter's poem deals with how his teachers treated him when they thought he had ADHD or autism.
August 3, 2018
How Chicago teachers really feel about safety, discipline, and school choice
More than four in 10 Chicago teachers feel unsafe at school, a markedly greater percentage than teachers nationally — but at the same…
July 25, 2018
Chicago schools pass $7.5 billion budget despite calls to halt vote
On Wednesday, the Chicago Board of Education voted to pass Chicago Public Schools’ $7.5 billion budget for the 2018-2019 school year, despite calls…
July 19, 2018
New budget gives CPS CEO Janice Jackson opportunity to play offense
Running Chicago’s schools might be the toughest tour of duty in town for a public sector CEO. There have been eight chiefs in…
time for kids
June 20, 2018
New York City agrees to provide paid family leave to teachers
After sustained pressure from teachers and the unions, the city will provide paid family leave for teachers.
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June 7, 2018
How many layoffs at your CPS school?
Chicago Public Schools announced Wednesday that the district will lay off 156 teachers and 382 support personnel at the end of the school year.
June 6, 2018
Chicago Public Schools to cut 156 teachers, 382 support personnel
Chicago Public Schools announced Wednesday that the district will lay off 156 teachers and 382 support personnel at the end of the school…
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May 16, 2018
Memphis teachers share basketball, even if they don’t share a district
The teachers, mostly black men, have turned it into a networking opportunity as well as a way to let off steam.
March 6, 2018
Bill to arm some Tennessee teachers with guns on hold for now
Rep. David Byrd, named this week to the governor's task force on school safety, says he'll "wait and see" before pressing his bill.
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