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What happens to student achievement when Memphis schools close? District report offers some answers.
Student reading test scores from three closed schools in Memphis generally improved in their new school, but math scores decreased, according to the report.
December 17, 2018
City University Boys charter school appeals to Tennessee board to stay open
A small middle school for boys has appealed the decision of Shelby County Schools not to renew its 10-year charter. City University Schools filed…
December 11, 2018
Plan for Memphis schools would fold 28 old schools into 10 new ones
If implemented, the plan could take up to 10 years, impact some 15,000 students, and could cost the district at least $700 million in building costs.
December 10, 2018
Hopson will leave a blueprint to consolidate more schools. Here’s what you need to know.
If trends hold true for Hopson’s final recommendations, four schools would be at the top of the list for consolidation.
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…
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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.
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