Ericka Coleman remembers seeing a sign about General Educational Development (GED) classes at the library near her house in St. Paul, Minn.The 21-year-old dropped out of high school in one year shy of graduation to take care of her family.
Chicago Public Schools has reached a tentative contract agreement with its second largest union.The school system announced early Monday that it's negotiated a three-year contract with the Service Employees International Union Local 73.
None of the contract proposals put forward by CPS or the Chicago Teachers Union have been made public yet.CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard said that’s why the union should wait to take a strike authorization vote."What are they voting on?" Brizard said.
Like one in five students, 9-year-old Jacob Forst has language-based learning disabilities that affects his reading and writing abilities. A school like The Hyde Park Day School sounded just right for Jacob. But first he had to get in.
Thousands of students in the Chicago area struggle with reading.For many, a learning disability is the root of the problem. But within Chicago Public schools, learning disabilities, like dyslexia, can easily go undiagnosed unless a parent demands help.