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Chicago on Trump administration changes: ‘A sicker, poorer and less secure community’
Chicago and New York led a coalition of 30 cities that filed comments to the Department of Homeland Security over changes to the so-called “public charge” rule.
December 10, 2018
A new law is helping undocumented students in New Jersey attend college, but challenges remain
Thanks to a New Jersey law passed in May, undocumented immigrant students are now eligible to receive state financial aid to attend college. But questions and challenges remain, as many schools and families don't yet know about the program, and some students fear that applying may lead to scrutiny that could result in deportation.
December 7, 2018
To find gifted students amid the district’s diversity, Aurora looks beyond math and English
The Aurora district has started testing more students and is looking at new identification methods, including for talented students in non-academic areas.
December 5, 2018
‘Smooth sailing’ or ‘left behind’: The student voices in a charged debate over NYC’s high school admissions
At the same time Monday night that Manhattan parents were protesting proposed changes to how a few New York City high schools choose…
December 3, 2018
Manhattan parents decry proposal designed to diversify city’s most sought-after high schools
At least 300 people attended District 2’s Community Education Council meeting, where Deputy Chancellor Josh Wallack formally presented the city’s plan to get rid of the test that middle school students can take to gain admission to eight of the city’s specialized high schools.
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November 21, 2018
8 questions for Denver Scholarship Foundation chief, after voters pass tax to benefit students
"That’s how we come together as a community to grow our own talent and build our own future."
November 19, 2018
Here’s which Denver students lose out on summer enrichment
Denver’s black and Hispanic students have the least access to summer programs while white students are more likely to have the best access, according to a recent study.
November 16, 2018
Denver school board pledges to make sure LGBTQ students are ‘seen, accepted, and celebrated’
Denver Public Schools “will not allow our students, staff, and families to feel that they are being erased.”
November 12, 2018
In New York, a new focus on housing could also spur more diversity in schools
On a recent morning in Brooklyn, principals, parents, and education leaders from across the state gathered to drill into the root causes of…
November 7, 2018
Haven’t heard of participatory budgeting? Voters approved it on Tuesday — and here’s how it can bring millions to New York City schools.
When a city councilman told Laura Espinoza she could win thousands of dollars for her local schools through a process called participatory budgeting,…
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October 17, 2018
Students were obsessed with social media. Here’s what this middle school counselor did about it.
In our “How I Help” series, we feature school counselors, social workers, and psychologists who have been recognized for their work.
October 9, 2018
Five ways a proposed immigration rule could impact Colorado students and schools
Advocates for immigrant families fear that a proposed federal rule governing green card decisions could pose challenges for students, educators, and schools.
October 9, 2018
Too young to vote, Memphis teens lead voter-engagement campaign in advance of midterms
“It can feel powerless, like you can’t change things at your school or in local government, but I’m a pretty optimistic person. I really believe we can make an impact if we come together and help people around us see why who they vote for directly impacts us.”
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October 4, 2018
What helps fight poverty in Indianapolis? Pre-K and charter schools, mayors say
One landmark study has shown that Indianapolis is one of the toughest cities for people born in poverty to move up on the economic ladder.
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September 26, 2018
Here’s a list of studies showing that kids in poverty do better in school when their families have more money
We compiled a list of studies of anti-poverty programs and the effects on children and families. We’re providing that here as a reference
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