Today’s big news is the release of the 2012 school report card data, which according to Chicago includes the emergence of Skinner North Classical as a new top performing school in the city. There are also some new details about the severance agreement for Jean Claude Brizard, and some non-news about the coming closings.
School report cards: Skinner North, Northside Prep take top spots in city Sun Times: Chicago Public Schools claimed eight of the 10 highest-scoring elementary schools in the state this year by adding Skinner North Classical, a relatively new school for smart kids, to the elite ranks.
School report cards show stubborn achievement gaps WBEZ: State education officials are releasing the annual report cards for all of Illinois’ public schools today. Slightly more students are meeting state academic standards—increasing from 82 percent to 82.1 percent. But there are still large gaps in achievement between white students and their minority classmates.
State officials bash federal education standard 98% of high schools don’t meet Sun Times: More than 98 percent of Illinois’ high schools fell short of a federal benchmark in 2012, so many that state officials on Tuesday called the No Child Left Behind law governing education “severely deficient.”
Ousted Chicago schools CEO to collect $250000, glowing recommendation Tribune: When former Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard officially leaves the school system Jan. 1, he’ll take more with him than one year of his $250,000 salary. The school system also will pick up the tab for a year of health insurance for him and …
Emanuel, CPS Chief Won’t Speculate On Potential School Closings CBS: Chicago Public Schools officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that it’s too early to say how many schools might need to be closed to make the system more efficient.
New Trier students accused of spreading inappropriate pics Sun Times: Six teens were charged with allegedly distributing inappropriate photographs via text and email following a five-week investigation of New Trier High School students. Winnetka police confirmed Tuesday the teens were charged October 25th as juveniles with distribution of harmful materials.