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Ed-Tech Policy Millions of Students Got Free Home Internet for Remote Learning. How Long Will It Last?
Time and money are running out on temporary agreements between districts and ISPs. Broadband advocates want a federal solution.
Benjamin Herold, March 10, 2021
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Randi Weingarten and Stanley S. Litow explore how we can move past divisiveness on key education issues.
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School & District Management Opinion In Education, Perfect Must Not Become the Enemy of Good
Randi Weingarten and Stanley S. Litow explore how we can move past divisiveness on key education issues.
Stanley S. Litow & Randi Weingarten, January 8, 2018
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A completed “Scrum board” displays tasks 8th graders have completed for a classroom project in Jonathan Kutis’ class at Swift Creek Middle School in Midlothian, Va.
A completed “Scrum board” displays tasks 8th graders have completed for a classroom project in Jonathan Kutis’ class at Swift Creek Middle School in Midlothian, Va.
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School & District Management Schools Take a Page From Silicon Valley With 'Scrum' Approach
In Chesterfield County, Va., and other districts, educators are borrowing a project-management approach from the world of software development: "Scrum" meetings.
Liana Loewus, November 1, 2017
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School & District Management As Many Focus on Houston, Other Coastal Schools Slammed by Harvey Still Ache
Some Texas coastal districts are racing to open just after Labor Day while others say they may be closed "indefinitely"
Francisco Vara-Orta, September 1, 2017
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School & District Management In Chicago, Enrollment Decline and Funding Uncertainties Lead to Smaller School Budgets
The district expects its schools' budgets for the next school year to be smaller than the current year, in part because of projected decline in student enrollment and loss of federal funds.
Denisa R. Superville, July 21, 2017
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School & District Management Texas High School Senior Defeats Incumbent to Win School Board Seat
Mike Floyd will take office three days before he graduates. Floyd said he ran, in part, because of remarks the district superintendent made about restroom policies for transgender students
Corey Mitchell, May 8, 2017
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School Climate & Safety Former Detroit Schools Manager Charged in Flint Water Crisis Case
The criminal charges stem from the decision to provide water to residents that was not properly treated, leading to lead contamination.
Corey Mitchell, December 20, 2016
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School & District Management Entire School Board in Small Virginia Town Resigns
The seven-member school board in Franklin City, Va., resigned after the City Council asked the members to do so over questions of financial management.
Denisa R. Superville, November 14, 2016
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School & District Management Chicago District Plans to Borrow $1 Billion
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Chicago Board of Education approved borrowing nearly $1 billion for construction costs and to refinance high-interest debt.
Denisa R. Superville, October 27, 2016
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School & District Management Strike Drumbeat Builds in Chicago As District Urges More Negotiations
After the Chicago Teachers' Union rejected a fact-finder's recommendations on a new contract, the school district has called for the teachers' union to drop the strike talk and return to the bargaining table.
Denisa R. Superville, April 18, 2016
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School & District Management Chicago Teachers' Union Rejects District Contract Offer
The Chicago Teachers' Union on Monday said the district offered no guaranteed funds to pay for what it was offering the union and that there was lack of trust between union members and the school district.
Denisa R. Superville, February 1, 2016
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School & District Management District Per-Pupil Spending Fell Slightly in Fiscal Year 2013 New Federal Data Show
New data from the National Center for Education Statistics show that per-pupil spending by districts, when adjusted for inflation, was lower in fiscal year 2013 than in 2012.
Denisa R. Superville, January 28, 2016
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School & District Management Michigan Lawmakers Target Detroit Teachers' Sickouts
Michigan's Republican state legislators want to make it easier for teacher sickouts to be characterized as strikes. It is illegal for Michigan teachers to strike.
Denisa R. Superville, January 22, 2016
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School & District Management Chicago District Approves $5.7 Billion Budget That Relies Heavily on Outside Aid
The district is banking on state assistance, a property tax increase, and borrowed funds to get through the school year.
Denisa R. Superville, August 27, 2015
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