Lots of news coverage, but no clear themes or categories so I'm just laying them out there for you. What jumps out at you? What am I (or others) missing? Feels like Tuesday but really it's Wednesday.
Schools face changing times Hyde Park Herald: As the new school year begins, three Hyde Park elementary schools are experiencing the effects of school actions taken by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in ...
From high school to $15 an hour WBEZ: It’s called Year Up, and it’s a crash course in how to get in and fit in to the professional world—how to dress, how to write an email to your boss, how to suggest an idea. For six months, Year Up Chicago combines that sort of preparation with technical training in computer hardware and software—everything from how to switch out a motherboard to writing code to advanced Microsoft Office.
In budget cuts, low-income students suffer more than wealthy ones MSNBC: While both school districts have to absorb the same 5% cut to federal education funding, that doesn’t mean they feel the reductions equally. Title I funding, the largest federal education program, is doled out according to the proportion of low-income students in any given district. Schools in those areas also tend to rely far more heavily on federal aid because they receive less revenue from local property taxes.
Boston public schools will offer free lunches to all students Boston Globe: The meal program, more than a year in the making, is part of an experimental federal initiative that aims to make it easier for students from low-income families to receive free meals by eliminating the need to fill out paperwork, including potentially invasive questions about income. Cities such as Atlanta, Detroit, and Chicago have been or will be participating.
Literacy By Third Grade A Renewed Priority For States HuffPost: Thirty-two states have passed legislation designed to improve third-grade literacy, according to the Education Commission of the States. Retention is part of the policies in 14 states, with some offering more leeway than others.
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