Monday Morning News, Part 1

Middle school excels by setting its own standards Chicago Sun-Times

At Pleasantdale Middle in Burr Ridge, Principal Meg Pokorny

has presided over rising Illinois Standards Achievement ...

Burnham academy raises the grade, vigilantly watches scores Sun-Times

When Linda Moore took over as principal at Chicago’s Burnham

Math and Science Academy four years ago, half the kids ...

Meeting Standards Might Not Be Enough Chicago Public Radio

Chicago Schools chief Arne Duncan says Chicago has begun asking elementary schools to do more.

An Interview with Emily Harris Gapers Block

(We're involving) the Chicago Public Schools for a new curriculum for their Chicago history, also part of the social studies curriculum will be called ...

Incentives Can Make Or Break Students Washington Post

Ten dollars for New York City

seventh-graders who complete a periodic test; $50 for Chicago high

school freshmen who ace their courses; as much as $110 to Baltimore

students for improved scores on the Maryland High School Assessments.

Bucking the trend Waukegan News Sun

To boost academic achievement, North Chicago schools have used teacher coaches, staff development, student behavior modification plans, educational computer ...

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