Tag: parent

Catalyst Magazine Rolls Out Some Updates

What do you think about these three recent offerings from Catalyst Magazine, which focus on increases in reported violence, value-added elementary school ratings, and Grow Your Own? Violence on the rise inside Chicago high schools. In the past year, violent incidents inside or on the grounds of Chicago’s high schools rose by almost 20 percent…Over... 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 »

One Parent's School Bus Woes In Brighton Park

A Brighton Park parent wrote in to me about what seems like a wasteful and disorganized situation regarding coordination of bus schedules between CPS and the Park District. For some reason, the two agencies can’t seem to get their act together.  Check it out, and tell us if you’ve had any similar situations — or... Read more »