Chicago sees increasing test scores despite stormy year WBEZ: Chicago school officials say that despite a tumultuous school year, the city’s elementary school students improved on state standardized exams... School officials say 65 percent of schools showed improvements. The district re-calculated ISAT scores going back to 2001 using the new state cut scores, so student performance can be compared across years.
Fewer Chicago students make grade on ISAT Chicago Tribune: Chicago Public Schools officials revealed Tuesday that only 52.5 percent of the district's elementary students met or exceeded state academic standards in the last school year. That's a nearly 22-percentage-point plunge from a year earlier.
Council committee passes gun proposals Chicago Tribune: ... after the General Assembly's passage of a statewide concealed carry law and amid criticism he has been getting from parents of children who will have to walk through violent neighborhoods this fall because he closed dozens of Chicago public schools
Hearings in federal lawsuits to halt Chicago school closings begin Chicago Sun-Times: His school has been caught up in the Chicago Public Schools' historic closing plan, though, and now he's getting ready to switch over to Lowell Elementary School in the fall. But his mother, Swan, is among the plaintiffs in a pair of federal lawsuits ...
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Murphy tapped into her networks at Chicago Public Schools (she was previously Director of Curriculum and Instruction there) and drew a crowd of several hundred local teachers. “The teachers that participate in a user conference are here because they .
Expert sees risks in forcing students to change schools Chicago Tribune: Lipman, who also said research on school closings was limited, testified for the plaintiffs in a hearing on two lawsuits filed by the Chicago Teachers Union on behalf of parents that seek to stop Chicago Public Schools from closing 49 elementary
Interim at Ray resigns old post Hyde Park Herald: Hill was appointed as the interim principal at Ray, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., by John Price, chief of schools for the Burnham Park Elementary Network at Chicago Public Schools (CPS), in April after the abrupt removal of principal Tatia Beckwith and ...
Summer learning to earn 'digital badges' Catalyst: A group of high school students crowds around white posters with colorful headings describing various types of wellness, including “Intellectual” and “Spiritual.”