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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools on Friday unveiled a $423 million construction and renovation plan for 2015 that directs nearly half of the money toward facilities on the city’s North and Northwest sides.
Measure includes a mistake in wording that will affect some public university employees
Albert Valocchi, a University of Illinois engineering professor, recently recruited new graduate students to join his research team. He is scheduled to teach two classes this fall. He has several grant proposals pending.
Feeling challenged by about a dozen bills under consideration in Springfield, advocates of privately run but publicly funded charter schools are set to descend on the state Capitol for a Tuesday rally.
As disciplinary policies become tighter in an attempt to keep students from skipping class, data was released showing that privately run charter schools in Chicago expel their students at a relatively alarming rate. In fact, they do this more than the remainder of the school district. What Did the Data Reveal? There were some significant […]
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After closing nearly 50 schools last year, Chicago Public Schools officials are taking a measured approach on school actions this year, placing just three schools on track to have their staffs overhauled because of subpar performance.
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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 […]
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.
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 […]
Many Chicago Public Schools students found themselves Monday in the middle of a tug of war between parents and teachers calling for a boycott of the Illinois Standards Achievement Test and district officials who continue to stress the exam’s importance.