Tag: board of education

Schools Chair Michael Scott Believed Dead [updated]

Body of school board boss found in Chicago River Tribune A body believed to be that of Michael Scott, the president of the Chicago Public Schools board of education, was found in the Chicago River near the Merchandise Mart this morning, police said. Reports Say Chicago Board of Ed Official Found Dead WBEZPublished reports say... Read more »

A Good Time To End The Education Lottery

While the Board of Education and much of the public are trying to figure out how to “fix” Chicago’s selective enrollment and magnet program admissions policies now that the desegregation decree has been lifted, little thought seems to be going to what may be a timely alternative:  getting rid of magnet, selective, and other programs... Read more »

Chicago Education's Rising Stars

Check out this profile of Akeshia Craven, a former engineer who is now one of Chicago’s new chief area officers.  It’s either inspiring or depressing depending whether Craven is any good at her job.  I don’t know much about what Craven did before she got the CAO gig, other than participating in the Broad Residency... Read more »

Friday Morning News

Radical School Reform Model Showing Results WBEZ The turn around school reform model–where all staff is fired and replaced– is becoming a go-to plan in the Chicago district. Now turn arounds may have more ammo. Beleagured Regional Office of Education again faces calls for its … Chicago Tribune Last year, Glenview Public School District 34... Read more »