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Different standards for different students

State gets permission from the feds to ditch No Child Left Behind rules

Under a dramatic new approach to rating public schools, Illinois students of different backgrounds no longer will be held to the same standards — with Latinos and blacks, low-income children and other groups having lower targets than whites for passing state exams, the Tribune has found.

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Top Online Colleges in Chicago | The Chicago School Reviews

Online College #1: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology This Chicago school offers an online B.A. Psychology degree that will push students towards greater and more meaningful opportunities. The program offers them the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree at one of the nation’s most well-recognized psychology institutions. In the program, students will learn about […]

Top Chicago Public High Schools | The Chicago School Reviews

School #1: Northside College Preparatory High School National Rank: 33 Students Enrolled: 1,088 Summary: Located at 5501 North Kedzie Ave in Chicago, Illinois, Northside College Preparatory High School offers in-depth curriculums that focus on technology, constitutional law, and physics. Other popular courses include web design, advanced data structures, and computer science. The majority of classes […]

investing in early childhood

Investing in Early Childhood Education | Chicago School Reviews

On January 17th, when the President signed the Omnibus Appropriations Bill, he invested an additional $1 million in to early childhood education of America. He stated that it was the right step towards early childhood education and a great investment towards the future of the company. He further ensured his commitment in an address at […]

Chicago State president’s salary reduced

University trustees cite new state pension law while extending Watson’s contract

Chicago State University trustees extended President Wayne Watson’s contract Friday and also reduced his salary to comply with a new state law that lowers the amount public university employees can earn if they are drawing a pension from a prior state university job.

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Why are Schools in Chicago Failing?

In April, over 100 Chicago Public Schools students made news when they skipped their standardized testing to protest the tests instead. Speaking to the press, one CPS student said that the protest was designed to draw attention to the fact that “standardized testing should not decide the future of our schools and students.” Student-led zombie […]