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November 5, 2018
New $85 million Englewood high school to focus on science and technology, careers
Chicago Public Schools announced Monday that it will open a “state-of-the-art” high school focusing on career-preparation and math, science and engineering education in…
Updated October 26, 2018
Chicago’s public school system is still shrinking, new data shows
After 15 years of consecutive drops, the number of students enrolled in Chicago’s public schools fell again this year.
October 16, 2018
Closure is still an option, but a new approach will let struggling Denver schools make their case
The changes mean the board will have more options and more discretion.
October 15, 2018
Chicago sets community meetings on controversial school inventory report
Chicago Public Schools is hosting a dozen workshops for community members focused on a controversial…
By the numbers
September 21, 2018
5 tough questions a new report puts front-and-center for Chicago’s next mayor
Faced with an alarming report that lays bare shrinking enrollment and racial inequity, Chicago Public Schools must wrestle with some tough decisions.
August 17, 2018
Secret CPS report spotlights big vacancies, lopsided options for students
An unreleased report by a school choice group backed by the business community paints in stark detail what many Chicagoans have known…
August 13, 2018
An Indianapolis high school doubled in size after 3 schools closed. Here’s how it’s coping.
Shortridge educators spent their first week trying to build a sense of community at a school where about two-thirds of students are new.
August 6, 2018
Neighbors at odds heading into Near South High School hearing
On Tuesday, Near South Side residents divided over the opening of a high school on the site of a popular elementary school have…
July 20, 2018
Boundary lines of proposed South Loop high school drive wedge between communities
The parent, wearing an “I Love NTA” T-shirt, said it loudly and directly toward the end of the public comment section Thursday night.
July 11, 2018
Here are the Memphis schools opening and closing this school year
All of the schools opening are charter schools, as are most of the closures.
June 25, 2018
Memphis charter school signs lease within district boundaries, allowing it to stay open
Gateway University High School will move into Holy Nation Church of Memphis near Craigmont High School, according to a spokeswoman for the charter school.
June 14, 2018
Shelby County Schools wants to shutter charter school that opened outside district limits
But the school's leader says he is close to securing a building within Shelby County Schools boundaries.
A new approach
June 12, 2018
Denver’s school board is taking a break from its school closure policy
The pause would be in effect for the 2018-19 school year.
while you were sleeping
April 26, 2018
Bronx transfer school is shuttered after late-night vote, a first for Chancellor Carranza
Chancellor Richard Carranza’s introduction to New York City continued Wednesday with an eight hour meeting in which teachers and students desperately pled for their school…
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March 27, 2018
Facing closure, some Memphis parents hope to form K-8 school, but others aren’t sold
Shelby County Schools officials had hoped that a proposal generated by parents would help win support from others since parents rarely support closing a school.
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