Archive for February 2016

One way to decrease the drop-out rate in Chicago Public Schools

Today, Chicago Public Radio and the Better Government Association reported that Chicago Public Schools made significant adjustments to the high-school graduation numbers that senior leaders and Mayor Emanuel touted for years.  To many of us teaching and working in CPS, this was no surprise.  We know much of our work has become a numbers game.  The... Read more »

Chicago Public Schools teachers and students need more than love

This week, LA Times Columnist Steve Lopez wrote a profile about a California AP Calculus teacher.  One first-generation Latino student, a son of working-class parents, became one of twelve students worldwide to earn a perfect score on the test.  All of this teacher’s students “passed” the exam with a score of 3 or higher. Lopez... Read more »