Making grade just got easier Tribune
A record number of Illinois schools escaped federal No Child Left Behind sanctions this school year, largely because of changes in how schools are judged and alterations that made state achievement exams easier for students to pass.
How does your score compare? Tribune
This year, for the first time, parents of elementary pupils can see how their child performed compared to pupils around the country.
Scores stagnant at high schools Tribune
In a year when elementary schools posted record high gains on state tests, scores for Illinois' high schools continue to remain flat.
Decision to fire principal doesn't look good, so far Tribune
So far, it looks like the local school council at Curie Metropolitan High School is out of control. As you may have read, the LSC--a citizen governing board--has voted along racial lines not to renew the contract of an esteemed, veteran principal without giving the community one good reason.
Oprah Winfrey says her new private girls school in South Africa is about "building dreams" and creating a new generation of leaders. Former South African President Nelson Mandela has called it one of the keys to his nation's future.
No Child scores soar, some credit tests Sun Times
Significantly more Illinois schools hit testing goals of the federal No Child Left Behind law in 2006 than ever before, new state data released today shows.
Students given freedom to blossom Sun Times
By 7:30 a.m., Principal James "Jay'' Lalley is standing in his usual spot, in the front foyer of Chicago's Northside College Prep, greeting kids with a "Good morning'' as they stroll in the door before the 7:55 a.m. start of class.
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