Today's news includes a Catalyst report on a new UofC edtech study, plus other posts about parent mentoring programs losing funding and recruiters coming in from Las Vegas.
Digital divide among CPS students, schools: study: Catalyst: The vast majority of CPS middle school and high school students have access to the Internet, but only half of them regularly use it to do academic work. Some of the access students have to the Internet is likely through smartphones, which is not the best way to do research or other school projects.
Parent mentor program at risk of losing funds Catalyst: Since 1995, Logan Square Neighborhood Association and the Southwest Organizing Project have run parent mentor programs in their communities. Last year, these organizations and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights won $1 million in the state budget to expand the Parent Mentor Program across the state.
Las Vegas school district sending recruiters to Chicago Medill Reports: Chicago: Chicago's closing of 54 schools will put approximately 1,000 teachers out of work, according to the Chicago Teachers Union. But half way across the country, in Clark County School District, the fifth largest school system that encompasses Las Vegas.
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