Duncan's successor at CPS faces on the job lessons Chicago Tribune
The man who replaced US Education Secretary Arne Duncan
at the helm of the nation's third-largest school district has no
previous education experience. But Ron Huberman hasn't had time for
Schools not sure about arts education funding Medill Reports
combination of private and discretionary funds for the arts may again
be necessary, despite an increase of $2.5 billion in the Illinois
Schools Fund has released a report showing that students in some
Renaissance schools posted test scores slightly below students in
neighborhood schools. But the study also highlights best practices that
show Renaissance is “on the right track,” says one researcher.
Huberman’s performance SWAT team Catalyst
New CEO Ron Huberman has brought on a small team of elite managers to
hammer out a “performance management” strategy for the district’s
shows kindergarten math skills are the best predictor of later school
success. But the U.S. still has a long way to go to catch up with other
countries, where educators teach more math skills and concepts in the
say they want more of a voice in the school’s decision-making process.
But could unions affect the qualities that draw many teachers and
students to charter schools in the first place—the freedom to be
flexible and experiment with new educational methods.
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