Reading scores stay flat for CPS eighth-graders Sun Times: Chicago's eighth-grade reading scores haven't really budged
since 2002 on a key national test, although fourth-grade results have
seen a gradual uptick, results released Thursday show. Chicago landed in
the middle of the pack of 18 big-city school districts... Chicago students lag behind other big cities on
"nation's report card"
Catalyst: Chicago tied
Baltimore and outscored six other districts on 4th-grade reading tests,
but fell short of 10 other districts--including Atlanta, New York and
Boston... National Report: Chicago Schools Lag Behind National
Average WBEZ: Chicago Public Schools has
improved its reading performance in the past several years, but it still
lags behind the national average...MORE NEWS BELOW.
Making a mixed-income community work: Roosevelt Square
On Tuesday, residents on the Near West Side got to see
plans for two new condo buildings being built as part of the Chicago
Housing Authority's mixed-income Roosevelt Square development.... New Trier teen freed from home detention Sun
Times: New Trier High School honors student Erin Hughes said
she is praying for the 16-year-old classmate she's accused of severely
injuring in a hit-and-run crash... Money Woes May Imperil Dance Program CNC: "Having a
Ball" teaches ballroom dancing to
fifth-graders in Chicago Public Schools, but money for the program is
imperiled... Parents become ambassadors for Head Start recruiting
Catalyst: Last year, parents from POWER-PAC released the report
"Why Isn't Johnny
in Preschool?" outlining barriers to filling preschool slots in
low-income neighborhoods and recommendations for solving the problem.
... Five Candidates in Race for Chicago Teachers Union
PresidentWBEZ: Teachers and other
employees in Chicago Public Schools are voting this morning.
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