Chicago Public Schools is releasing Monday a guide for principals to help them implement the new, longer school day. The benchmarks are for principals of CPS elementary schools and they're designed to boost academic achievement by requiring certain amounts of instructional time in various subjects.
It’s just after final bell at Wells Community High School on Chicago’s West Side, and office manager Georgina Williams is spending this bit of her afternoon the usual way – handing out CTA cards.Students swarm Williams for what they call brown cards or bus passes.
This year Chicago Public Schools announced plans to close, turnaround or phase out over 15 schools. If the latest round is approved, Chicago will have shut down or turned around more than 100 schools over the last decade.
Nearly a decade ago, Chicago Public Schools announced it would shut down three chronically low-performing schools-Williams, Dodge and Terrell. It was Chicago's introduction to "renaissance," to the hope that an entirely new staff- or even some entity other than the school distric
The Chicago Education Facilities Task Force is slamming a Chicago Public Schools plan to close and turnaround some struggling schools. The task force exists to gather feedback from all stake-holders in school facility related decisions.