- Seattle teachers approve new contract following strike
Teachers in Seattle have approved a new, three-year contract following a strike that delayed the start of the school year in Washington state’s largest district.
Sep 21, 10:34 AM:
- School to start Wednesday in Seattle after weeklong strike
Classes will begin Wednesday in Seattle following a weeklong teachers strike that delayed the start of the new school year.
Sep 14, 5:21 AM:
- Seattle teacher strike persists, no classes Monday
Students in Seattle on Monday will miss a fourth day of school as teachers strike over pay and classroom support.
The school district Sunday afternoon announced the cancellation of Monday classes and said negotiations with the >
Sep 12, 10:32 AM:
- Editorial: Want to know the wrong way to close schools? Just look to Oakland
- Feb 10, 10:13 AM: If California school district officials need a lesson on how not to deal with declining enrollments, they can look to Oakland.
- Political Vulnerability Of School Closings
Chicago Mayor's approval rating has sunk since he pushed for closings. Lawsuits filed by parents and teachers to keep schools open. But budget concerns are for real, says expert. Question is was it too many, too soon.
May 30, 4:28 AM:
- Behind Dwindling Enrollment
Memphis Board suggests Super continue to research potential closing of 3 under-enrolled city schools. Will recommend action to unified board resulting from Shelby-Memphis merger. Biggest question is why there's such a decrease at >
Sep 20, 1:32 PM:
- Relentless Resolve To Consolidate
CA district Super plans to close and consolidate schools over next 3 years. Current "glut" of schools "drains district coffers and fails to meet the needs of too many Oakland students." Closing schools met resistance in past >
Sep 2, 10:03 AM:
- Shuttering School In Steel City
Pittsburgh is closing some Accelerated Learning Academies, schools with longer days/year to help struggling students. Not surprising to hear that some liked the program, others didn't. Unclear why these schools are being closed, >
Sep 1, 1:36 PM:
- Closure Complicates Busing In New Year
School closure in CA district forces some parents into difficult transportation situation. Principal pledges to improve busing schedule. No elaboration, though, on why school was closed or what's attracting parents to new school >
Aug 25, 2:33 PM:
- School Closure Rumors Exaggerated
Chester Upland, PA, district orders charter to stop running enrollment ad claiming another public school is closing. Acting Super says Village School's future is still being discussed. Parents were concerned by lease notice on >
Aug 24, 2:31 PM:
- School Saved From Certain Closure
PA elementary/middle school, the outlook of which was formerly in limbo, seems safe for foreseeable future. Board rehired teachers and other staff in anticipation of move. Also restored extended days and added enrichment programs >
Aug 18, 9:50 AM:
- Cash Cuts Could Shutter Schools
7 Pittsburgh schools could close due to $25M cut and falling enrollment. Super's plan would include new K-8 school and expanding elementary. Board Prez agrees on need to cut costs, but laments neighborhoods will lose schools. >
Aug 5, 6:18 AM:
- Should We “Save Our Schools”?
Parents and students rally against closing SC schools. They point to "one hundred years of history" and schools' integration with community. Task force recommended closure, which would allow the district to save money and >
Aug 3, 12:46 PM:
- Why Save Failing Schools?
Parents, students rally to save struggling FL schools from takeover. Leaves readers to wonder why a takeover wouldn't be beneficial to the students involved. Poor explanation of schools' predicament. Neglects to tell us why >
Jul 12, 7:24 AM:
- What Next For Empty Schools?
Norwich city council, CT, votes not to demolish 2 unused school buildings, but future use still uncertain. Charter school idea sounds interesting, but no details given. Is there demand for a charter here? Many charters struggle >
Jul 7, 8:56 AM:
- Parents Brave Weather To Protest Closures
Story chronicles complaints of citizens who opposed closing schools in AL district where demographics are shifting. Dutifully reports their largely legitimate questions, but fails to delve into the issues raised. Much is at stake >
Jun 23, 10:10 AM:
- Too Many Classrooms, Too Few Students
Seminole Co., FL has more schools than children to fill them. Focus here on overbuilding based on flawed state growth data. Good details about under-capacity schools and possibility of more closures. Would like to know more about >
Jun 22, 12:55 PM:
- Schools Work, So Why Close Them?
Philly may close 13 accelerated schools to save cash. Case studies of at-risk students helped by privately run schools. Mayor says nationally recognized network gets results; district says programs would be cheaper in-house. Tell >
Jun 17, 8:50 AM:
- Hard To Say Good-bye
Salem-Keizer district in OR closing three elementary schools. Focus here on student/teacher farewells, but would like to know whether teachers reassigned or laid-off, what happens to buildings, and where other money's coming from >
Jun 15, 10:17 AM: