Duncan said that on Friday, U.S. Department of Education officials gave
Illinois State Board of Education officials the permission to delay the
ISAT exam for the English language learners, but state officials
This year, for the first time,
students still in the process of learning English are taking the ISAT
alongside native speakers.
Marsh was one of eight public-school children -- including a 7-year-old
-- shot over the weekend, according to Chicago Public schools chief
Arne Duncan. Three of those students died, making a total of 17
schoolchildren killed this year, Duncan said.
"We have outgrown the area where fire is the biggest threat to our
students," said Detective Robert Carroll of the Cook County Sheriff's
Department. "You are far less likely as a student to die as a victim of
fire than you are of violence
to fill two-year Local School Council terms will be in April. Council
members are responsible for hiring their school's principal and working
on academic improvement plans
As part of an initiative to extend math activities for its students into the "immersive learning" arena, the third-largest school district in the United States, Chicago Public Schools, has rolled out videogames in four of its after school centers.
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