Weeks In Review: Nov. 20 - Dec. 3

Need to catch up on your District 299 news?  Here's a a quick recap of the past two weeks' big headlines and discussions:

When Parents, Not Bureaucrats, Change A School
Readers share their experiences with parents and teachers taking school reform into their own hands.

How Much Do Dropouts Cost?
The Chicago Reporter estimates the total cost of dropouts last year totalled $10 billion.

Release Everyone's Social Security Numbers, Says Zorn
In light of the lastest Clark Street blunder, Zorn takes on the universal use of social security numbers.

Who Is CPS's "Critical Friend"?
Boston schools have the Boston Plan For Excellence, but who is looking after Chicago schools?

Questions From The Field: Reading Intervention Programs & Coaches In The Classroom
Readers weigh in on the effectiveness of CPS reading intiative programs.

Headline Highlights:
City schools get ready for lessons from Cosby Tribune
Schools offer fix for ID error Tribune
CPS spills private info of 1,700 ex-employees Sun-Times
IIT offers free tuition to CPS students Sun-Times
School test data tardier than ever Tribune

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