Chicago 5th in charter school students Southtown Star
enrolls about 28,973 students in public charter schools, about 7
percent of its overall student population, the National Alliance for
Public Charter Schools reported today.
Income-based gap hard to close for Illinois schools Tribune
While at least 95 percent of Hadley's well-off students passed the
eighth-grade reading and math tests, about half of their low-income
classmates met the same goals, revealing an achievement gap that is as
persistent as it is pernicious.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is monitoring air quality
at St. Josaphat School, 2245 N. Southport Ave., as part of a national
effort to gauge health risks from industrial pollution. It is among
thousands of schools located close to factories that emit toxic
chemicals and heavy metals.
More students passing, but the bar is low Sun Times
fourth-grade math, the Illinois threshold to pass was seventh-lowest.
The state's reading passing point stacked up as a bit more rigorous --
12th lowest nationally in eighth grade and in the middle of the pack in
Chicago's top postings were dominated by schools that pick kids based
on tests or lotteries, some neighborhood schools also shined. Oriole
Park School claimed the top spot among city neighborhood middle
schools, at No. 14 statewide, despite class sizes that are bulging this
year at 38.
Kipling Elementary leapfrogs more affluent schools Sun Times
This neighborhood school tucked among squat and
simple one-story homes outranked some far more affluent public schools
in Oakbrook Terrace, Lombard and Plainfield.
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