After hearing from district officials that Chicago’s schools are $712 million in debt, the new board of education agreed unanimously this morning that it could not afford the 4 percent raises called for in the teachers contract.It was board members’ first meeting, and the first action under Mayor Ra
Kids who get good education in early childhood tend to do better, and a new study of a Chicago preschool program shows the benefits last well into adulthood.Arthur Reynolds began studying more than 1,500 Chicago kids back in 1986, and he’s kept up with most of them ever since.
When students at Audubon Elementary stream into school, they are met just inside the doors by kitchen workers at tables in the hallway.On the tables is a sea of paper bags: white for hot breakfast; brown for cold.
Terry Mazany wrapped up his brief time as interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools this week. He believes that the incoming team shares his focus on high standards, strong curriculums, investment in quality teaching and great principal leadership.