New performance policy would raise bar for CPS schools CTDN
Board of Education will consider guidelines that include new
requirements for state test scores. The policy is part of the
district's turn-around plan for struggling schools.
Chicago ACTS prepares for contract talks Catalyst
The new union, called the Chicago Alliance of Charter School Teachers
(ACTS), must hammer out a constitution and form a leadership team to
direct contract talks; work that will officially begin on Thursday.
Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods Sun Times
Chicago is home to four of the top 25 most dangerous "neighborhoods" in
the country, including a sliver of Washington Park that ranked No. 2, a
recently released study of FBI crime statistics shows.
Subtle signs of a turnaround on a troubled L.A. campus LA Times
Dot faced much skepticism when it took over Locke High last year.
There's still a long way to go, but most students say they're safer and
are learning more.
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