School choice

School founder Vera Triplett holds a potential future student while chatting with current students Joelia Simmons and Langston Kali.

These schools are opening their arms to special education students. Can they afford it?

Noble Minds appeals to kids with disabilities with therapy, social-emotional classes and a no-suspensions disciplinary policy

LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, Monday, July 30, 2018. The I Promise School is supported by the The LeBron James Family Foundation and is run by the Akron Public Schools.

LeBron is dishing out assists to a local school district in Ohio

The basketball player opens his I Promise school to widespread applause

CAST Tech is designed to feel like a cutting-edge corporate headquarters, the kind of environment in which students hope to eventually work.

Supply and demand: Getting low-income kids into better jobs by getting them into better schools

San Antonio is hoping career-themed schools can alleviate a worker shortage and lift graduates into well-paying jobs

Inside New York City’s segregated high school system

How policies and procedures prevent integration in one of the nation’s most diverse cities

Giving parents more freedom to choose doesn’t guarantee better schools

Other countries offer clues about how effective nationwide school choice would be in the U.S.

Private investigator Tina Blanchette rides around on a surveillance mission.

Private eyes track down kids illegally enrolled in suburban schools

Every year, hundreds of kids are kicked out of suburban Philadelphia school districts for residency fraud.

Nettie Hunt and her daughter Nickie sit on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Nettie explains to her daughter the meaning of the high court's ruling in the Brown Vs. Board of Education case that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.

Any educational reform that ignores segregation is doomed to failure

A new report finds that such reforms only placate white people, don't bring equity

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New housing is popping up near Vaux high school, one piece of a $500 million redevelopment project in blighted North Philadelphia.

Can a school save a neighborhood?

Philadelphia’s housing authority bought a high school. It hopes the institution can help reverse the fortunes of one of the city’s poorest areas.

Morgane Le Bris, principal of École Mur de Bretagne juggles a class of 27 students and two different grade levels. She wishes she had more money to hire teachers to reduce class size.

This country spends billions on private schools — and has a terrible learning gap between poor and wealthy

In practice, most low-income students can only pick between their local public schools, which many say are under-resourced, and cheaper private schools, which face their own budget challenges.

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