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7 Chicago Schools to Get 100K in Technology

Technological contrivances these days have become more of a necessity than a simple desired luxury. With that in mind, seven Chicago schools are to be awarded with $100,000 each for the purpose of expanding technological resources mainly in the forms of iPhone, iPads, laptops and similar learning tools. These will be utilized by the faculty […]

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Teen Receives College Degree Before High School Diploma

At this time of the year, students across the US are celebrating their high school as well as college graduations. A sixteen year old Florida whiz kid, however, received her college degree from Florida Atlantic University before graduating high school. Grace Bush who lives in Hollywood, FL achieved this weird feat as she graduated from […]

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Are High School Students Prepared For The Real World?

Nation’s High School Report Card The 2013 mathematics section of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), American high school seniors performed terribly, with only about 25 percent performing well. As a result, the nation’s high school seniors appear to be entering the workplace in large numbers ill prepared for university studies or advanced demands […]

Mayor Emanuel Expands Math Tutoring

Math Tutoring on Steroids Chicago is home to many different groups of people of varying race, social status, education level, and other factors that make this population so diverse. Recently, the city has taken a special interest in working to improve the local schools, creating better opportunities for troubled teens, and offering the guidance necessary […]

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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Launches B.A. Completion Program

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is one of the most advanced and competitive nonprofit national graduate schools—there are many different programs and in an effort to continue providing great opportunities for adults across the nation, they have released a new online “Bachelor of Arts Completion Program of Psychology”. […]

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Higher Ed Officials Resist New Law on Basic Skills Test

Students who attend college to become a teacher have to undergo many programs and tests that will ensure they are prepared to teach America’s youth. One of the most important tests is the basic skills test all potential teachers must pass before they are permitted to enter the teacher preparation programs that are crucial. Lately, […]

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College Athletes To Unionize

College Athletes Initiate Unionization Northwestern University is a private college that provides many opportunities for learning, and has several different campuses. Since the year that the school was originally founded, 1851, the school has made many changes that have influenced colleges across the country. Not long ago, the school helped to address the issue of […]

Is Teacher Tenure Hurting Student Success? | The Chicago School Reviews

In Chicago, the difference in skill level between teachers can have a huge impact on a student’s success. For example, a bad teacher may only cover half of a pre-specified curriculum during any given school year, while a great teacher may be able to cover over three times that amount. And for this reason, along […]

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Top Mistakes Students Make When Pursuing an Online Degree

Online courses provide students with the flexibility needed to juggle the many responsibilities in their life. However, it’s quite common for students to experience a road bump or two along the way. Let’s take a look at some mistakes that students tend to make when in pursuit of an online degree. Mistake #1: Failing to […]

New Charter Schools to Open in Chicago | The Chicago School Reviews

Chicago Charter Schools Last year, nearly 50 district run schools were closed due to a number of evolving problems in the educational system. According to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, primarily there were two leading problems which led to the shutdown of schools in the South and West side of Chicago: They had too few students and […]

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Chicago Public Schools Change Elite High School Entrance Exam

Each year, a large number of students go through the terrifying process of preparing to get in to the top schools of Chicago. To be frank, it isn’t easy and not every student is able to successfully land at an elite high school. It was already difficult earlier but recently, Chicago Public Schools added another […]

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How Will Chicago Schools Make-Up Lost School Days?

On January 6th, 7th and again on January 27th and 28th, the heavy snow and frigid temperatures resulted in shutting down of schools in Chicago. It was too cold for students to come to their schools, in fact, with temperatures dropping below record lows of -11°, it was too cold for anyone to come out […]

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What is common core?

What is Common Core? View video on Youtube The Common Core, upon first inspection, is based on one logical idea: getting all students across the country, from kindergarten to high school graduation, onto the same level – by instituting a universal curriculum and testing policies with consistent educational standards created by a variety of experts […]

Top 5 High School Football Programs

The Top 5 Public High School Football Teams When considering the American educational experience, one tradition that is beloved in the hearts and minds of many is that of the high school football team. High school football is so iconic that entire television series have been based around it and there are a number of […]