Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:17pm
Dozens of Detroit public schools were forced to close in recent years as the district sank into debt and parents sought better education options. Now the city is getting high marks for its efforts to reuse those buildings — as churches, substances-abuse centers, housing and more.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:07am
The district's new enrollment figure may be inflated, as administrators at some closing schools said that because they were under pressure to get children signed up, they went ahead and enrolled students whose parents could not be contacted.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 3:13pm
Many of Ohio’s newest schools are bursting at the seams — or getting close to it. One out of three schools that opened this school year with funding from the Ohio School Facilities Commission is serving more students than the building is designed to hold, according to a Dispatch analysis of state data.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 3:02pm
The Clay County school system is beginning the 2013-14 budget process facing a projected $7.5 million loss of state revenue because of a drop in enrollment.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 2:26pm
As the academic year winds down, a record number of Chicago schools are preparing to close their doors for good in the largest mass school closing ever in one U.S. city.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:45am
The last budget of outgoing schools CEO Andrés Alonso includes cuts to per-pupil funding and high schools but retains spending power for principals and adds academic programs.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:39am
Pressured for months by teachers, community leaders and aldermen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked school board is nonetheless expected on Wednesday to approve closing all but a few of the 53 elementary schools the administration wants to shut down.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 3:02pm
The talk of closing schools in Richmond is back on — and there’s a third school on the list.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 05/12/2013 - 4:52pm
Nearly half of the more than 20 school closures announced by the Flint School District over the last decade have been in predominantly black neighborhoods on the northwest side of the city, according to an MLive-Flint Journal analysis.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 2:20pm
The school system is poised to end the year down about 150 students compared to last year, continuing a gradual decline in enrollments.