Tag Archives: School Closure

Ghastly Impact of Closing Schools on Students and Communities

A recent Capitol Hill forum on the impact of school closure held the Rayburn Congressional building demonstrated the ghastly impact of closing schools on students and communities. The Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, and the Journey for Justice Alliance, sponsored a breakfast forum entitled “Closed for Learning: The Impact of School Closures” The forum focused on the impact of community

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Infographic Debunking School Closure Meme

Education officials from Chicago to Austin have used a variety of justifications to defend school closures, but most of these justifications don’t hold up to scrutiny when examining the data. Here is an infographic that summarizes what the evidence from past and current closures says.   Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others.

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School Closure and Race Infographic: Something fishy going on in Chicago?

As discussed in an earlier post, I travelled last week to Chicago for a panel discussion on Reframing Reform: Achieving Equity and Excellence in Public Education held by The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. As you might expect, the Chicago Public School closures was a prominent part of the conversation. Jitu Brown, a parent and community organizer in Chicago, re-tweeted the following comments from

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