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April 06, 2018

Puerto Rico to Close Nearly 300 Schools, But Ed. Secretary Pledges No Layoffs

The move would leave Puerto Rico with 828 public schools in a system that currently serves about 320,000 students. The planned closures would fuel growing debate over the direction of the island's school system after Hurricane Maria.

April 04, 2018

Teachers' Union in Puerto Rico Files Lawsuit to Stop Charters and Vouchers

The Asociación de Maestros de Puerto Rico, which represents nearly 30,000 teachers working in the U.S. territory, filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in response to a new education law signed by Gov. Ricardo Rosselló late last month.

March 21, 2018

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Bill to Expand Choice and Revamp Public Schools

Puerto Rico's legislature has approved a major education bill that will overhaul the island's educational system and pave the way for vouchers, as well as schools intended to resemble charters.

March 01, 2018

Sens. Sanders, Warren Blast Plans to Change Puerto Rico's School System

Senators and AFT President Randi Weingarten shared their views on the best ways to help Puerto Rico's public schools after Hurricane Maria hit the island last September.

February 16, 2018

'It's Dark in the Classrooms': Stories From Puerto Rico Show the Stress on Schools

Check out the stories, videos, and more from our most recent reporting visit to Puerto Rico. Hundreds of schools could be shut down and the island's education system could soon undergo a serious overhaul.

January 26, 2018

Plan Would Close More Than a Quarter of Puerto Rico's Public Schools

The island and its school system were already struggling with dire financial problems before Hurricane Maria struck. Last summer, Puerto Rico's education department closed 179 schools

January 02, 2018

Senators Push for Hearings on the State of Schools in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Eight senators said in a letter that such proceedings would help provide "a detailed understanding of the health and education challenges facing Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands."

December 05, 2017

About 90 Percent of Puerto Rico's Schools Are Open, But Enrollment Is Down

On Dec. 1, we spoke with the island's Secretary of Education Julia Keleher about the state of K-12 there, and she gave us an update.

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