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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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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 […]

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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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 […]