Chicago schools brace for loss of Reading First funds
merits of Reading First--the $1 billion per year early literacy program
created under No Child Left Behind--have been the subject of national
debate, but local literacy experts and officials say the program has
had some success here and are lamenting its imminent disappearance.
Chicago to measure kindergarten readiness
students for kindergarten is the paramount goal of preschool programs.
At a conference Thursday, a Chicago Public Schools official will
introduce the district's most ambitious initiative yet to gauge whether
preschools are succeeding at that task.
Board Meeting Debrief WBEZ
Linda Lutton debriefs us on Wednesday's Chicago Board of Education meeting.