Teachers at 2 City on a Hill charter schools vote to unionize and join the BTU. And last week Conservatory Lab announced their intention to become a Boston district school (HM charter). Signs that the tide has turned?
Chicago fighting against closure of more schools. Following the 2013 closures, “Some neighborhoods lost nearly all of their public schools, and many children were forced to attend schools far from home. Nearly 12,000 students changed schools; 88 percent of them were black, and a disproportionate number were considered ‘vulnerable.’
But it didn’t work. Even when students transferred to higher-performing schools, they experienced an achievement drop in the first year and minimal gains afterward, the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, found last year.”
BPS parent Kristin Johnson and Schoolyard News share the bottom line re. the budget.
2019 budget recommendations released last night.
Natural disasters seems to be a point of opportunity for the charter/voucher movement. New Orleans redux.
For a budget primer, read this.
Following the removal of their CEO, the Question 2 defeat and $ scandals, FES closes shop. Beware the FES avatars!
Update on Greater Egleston. Many questions still unanswered.
Since 2013 Chicago has closed 50 of its public schools. Here’s the story of one Chicago grandmother’s fight to save her community’s school.
Unified enrollment declared dead by national ed reform group. Read this to understand the group and the national context of UE, portfolio strategy, school closings, etc.