So a kid got robbed and shot near Roosevelt, and a security guard died at Thornwood. CPS is holding schools harmless for roughly $50 million in students who didn't show up -- but obviously taking that money from somewhere else (what do you think?). There's a new (to me) app showing you the CPS Tiers for the new school year (pictured, link below).
Lessons from Detroit: Why Doing What Feels Wrong May Be the Right Answer ... Huffington Post: What if he knows that Karen Lewis' solution to just keep raising property taxes on Chicago families will only drive people from the city, making revenue for our schools that much more difficult for years to come?
Chicago enrollment dip doesn't cost principals
WBEZ: In a surprise, the Chicago Public Schools got fewer children overall than it anticipated. District demographics officials had projected an enrollment of 405,519. But the final tally, taken Monday, the 20th day of school, was 400,545.
Roosevelt High School Shooting In Chicago Leaves Student Injured After ...
Huffington Post: A 15-year-old boy was shot outside his high school during an attempted robbery on Chicago's Northwest Side Wednesday afternoon, according to police.
Violence in Chicago: A Tale of Two Cities The Atlantic: Whole communities are burdened by fear of violent crime, while others remain blissfully ignorant, in America's most segregated city.
Chicago Board of Education to address overcrowded schools Chicago Tribune: Having voted to close dozens of underused schools just four months ago, the Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday heard from parents, community members ...
Editorial: Restore Jesse Owens name to this school Tribune: Many Chicago school buildings bear the names of historical figures that, sorry to say, most people don't remember. But who could forget Jesse Owens? He leapt to fame in the 1936 Olympics, the rangy 22-year-old African-American athlete, an Alabama...
Chicago Public School Tiers OpenApps: This tool helps you find what CPS tier you are in. Tier update! We've updated this site with tiers for the 2014-2015 school year. See the official CPS site for more.
Child-sex felon worked for City Hall, Chicago school system Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois Department of Corrections mugshot of Jesus Alanis, 42, of Chicago, a former City Hall and Chicago Public Schools employee convicted in a child-sex case and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Test scores flat, raising concerns about students' readiness USA Today: In a report out today, the non-profit College Board says just 43% of SAT takers in the high school class of 2013 earned a score that indicates they will succeed in the first year of college. That percentage has remained "virtually unchanged" for at least five years, said Cyndie Schmeiser, chief of assessment for the College Board, based in New York.
From China to Chicago, K12 Inc. markets more than virtual schools Politico: K12 doesn’t break down how many of the 4,500 students enrolled in the International Academy last year were foreign nationals (or how many attended just part-time). But the company says it has significant enrollment from China, Mexico, Brazil and Dubai, where K12 runs a tutoring center at a university complex so students can get face-to-face help, for an extra fee.
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