There has been a tremendous amount of upheaval for education on the island since Hurricane Maria, including hundreds of school closures and a significant drop in enrollment.
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September 20, 2018
August 10, 2018
The teachers' union in Puerto Rico argued that the new school choice programs supported by Puerto Rico's education department violate the U.S. territory's Constitution.
July 09, 2018
A judge's ruling in Puerto Rico limits the scope of who can operate new schools similar to charters, in a decision that would limit the ability of operators from the U.S. mainland to open the independent schools on the island.
July 02, 2018
Puerto Rico is the first district to take advantage of the Every Student Succeeds Act's weighted student-funding pilot.
June 20, 2018
The U.S. territory's education department has decided to close 263 schools before the 2018-19 school year. Our new map shows you the location, name, and other key information for each.
May 09, 2018
In a letter to Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, more than 30 members of Congress say closing these schools in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria would hurt 66,000 students and teachers and have a "disastrous impact" on student learning.
April 30, 2018
The Puerto Rico Department of Education will receive $589 million of this Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations program money, while the Texas and California will receive smaller amounts.
April 06, 2018
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
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'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.