Theres this perception going around in the schools and in the press that the group of
schools called the ISBE 40 are the worst when it comes to special ed services -- that they all get F's -- but Im told today by some helpful folks at central office that is actually not the
The 40 see list below are a group of schools picked by the state for
focused monitoring and intervention, but include a wide variety of schools as
far as Cory H goes, according to CPS officials. The state, not CPS, picked the schools out of the list of
285 CPS schools being monitored under Cory H, in response to a request from CPS
to do more focused work this year than in the past. Or at least so Im told.
The state is doing its monitoring visits now
anyone participate in those? and will start reporting back after spring
break. They dont get any special budget, though they have gotten more
attention, training, and technical assistance under this new format. They also were assessed using a new
district-developed tool to come up with an intervention plan.
The 40 schools are:
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