Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he expects new report cards for city schools to spark discussion around a lot of kitchen tables in Chicago.The new report cards, which were unveiled 10 days ago, are meant to grade schools, not students.
Illinois' two U.S. senators are proposing federal legislation to protect students with severe allergies.Earlier this year, the state of Illinois passed a law allowing school nurses to give epinephrine, or an epi-pen, to any student having an allergic attack.
This summer sixteen students and six teachers from Walter Payton College Prep High School toured China as guests of President Hu Jintao and formed sister-school agreements with two of China’s premier schools.
Adopted last year by Illinois and 43 other states, the Common Core State Standards are an ambitious effort to raise the bar of K-12 student achievement to one that is on par with the best education systems in the world.
Supporters of a northwest suburban school district are worried a plan to give tax breaks to Sears could hurt their district for the next 15 years. There's a one-of-a-kind tax district in Hoffman Estates called an Economic Development Area - or EDA.