in city schools needs to close Sun Times (Commentary)
administrators and education
watchdogs may debate whether the latest statewide test scores of
Illinois high school students should be used to impose sanctions
against failing schools,
but one aspect of the test results isn't debatable. Three Chicago
schools -- Northside College Prep, Payton College Prep and Young Magnet
Apples and oranges Sun Times (Commentary)
Why are community open-enrollment schools such as New Trier ranked against
selective enrollment schools like North Side College Prep? It's comparing
apples with oranges.
with agendas put their stamp on local school councils Sun Times (Mary M.)
the problem with local school councils is that
anyone can run for one. That may have been a good idea 18 years ago,
when Chicago launched its version of school reform, and when most
people who ran were
interested in improving their neighborhood school.
With Principal Fallout WBEZ
been a rough few weeks at Chicago's Curie High School. The ousting of
Curie's principal--and the bitter public debate surrounding the move--has
left teachers and students stuck in the crossfire. They don't get the
logic behind the decision and worry it will erode the school culture
that's helped give Curie a shot at success.
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