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October 30, 2018
Illinois report card: 94 Chicago schools earn low performance rating
Nearly half of Chicago schools failed to meet the state’s threshold for performance on its new accountability system, making some of them possible…
By the numbers
October 29, 2018
Chicago schools pumping nearly half a million dollars into International Baccalaureate
To beef up its rigorous International Baccalaureate programs, the Chicago school district will spend $450,000 to train teachers and…
October 26, 2018
Chicago tags two charter schools for possible closure, warns five others
As Chicago’s five-year moratorium on school closings nears an end, the school district has labeled two charter schools and one contract school as candidates for closure.
October 24, 2018
Why Chicago charter educators say now is the moment for historic strike
Charter school union expects up to 19 schools to announce that they will hold votes to authorize a strike against the companies that run the schools.
October 22, 2018
Who’s in and who’s not? Chicago schools announce new boundaries for popular Taft High
The board will announce much-anticipated new attendance boundaries for one of its most crowded schools, William Howard Taft High School on the Northwest side.
October 22, 2018
Want ideas for easing Illinois’ teacher shortage? Ask a teacher.
Raising pay ranks high on the list of ideas for how to fill vacancies in the classroom. But teachers gave mixed responses to Illinois State Board of Education proposals on speeding up credentialing.
October 17, 2018
Illinois charter PAC ready to spend millions in Chicago elections
Well-funded political action committee supporting charter schools poised to campaign for mayor, aldermen candidates — with potentially enough to sway elections.
October 16, 2018
In one Chicago neighborhood, three high schools offer dramatically different opportunities
This story is part of a partnership between Chalkbeat and the nonprofit investigative news organization ProPublica. Using federal data from Miseducation, an interactive database built…
Updated October 12, 2018
You thought failing P.E. or art in high school doesn’t matter? Not so, new Chicago study says.
Study found students struggle with the transition from middle to high school, but the impact varies by race, gender and ethnicity.
Updated October 5, 2018
Chicago teachers encouraged to talk with students about Van Dyke verdict but to ‘stay neutral’
As the trial of the police officer accused of fatally shooting Chicago teenager Laquan McDonald reached its dramatic conclusion, public schools sought to…
The admissions race
October 2, 2018
Families search for ‘hidden gem’ high schools as application season begins
A high school fair offered an array of high-quality — and achievable — alternatives to Chicago’s notoriously competitive selective-enrollment schools.
September 26, 2018
Chicago SAT averages fall short of cutoff for main campuses of University of Illinois
Chicago Public School juniors scored an average of 951 on the SAT this past spring, lower than the minimum score needed to gain…
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