The nation's high school graduation rate is the highest since 1976, but more than a fifth of students are still failing to get their diploma in four years, the Education Department said in a study released Tuesday.
We’ll talk with Wauconda couple, Steve and Paulie Kutschat. They have a deep love for books. After a trip to Africa, the Kutschat’s founded Bookfriends International, a nonprofit providing educational resources to secondary school-age children in Africa. Bookfriends gives the children text books, library books and reference materials that are in desperately short supply in their local villages.
A top Chicago Public Schools official is resigning amid another reorganization of the system’s leadership.Chief Portfolio Officer Oliver Sicat submitted his resignation yesterday, but will stay with the district through March, said CPS spokeswoman Becky Carroll.
Founders of a new Chicago charter school hope to increase diversity in the legal profession.The formula at Legal Prep Charter Academies includes a principal with a law degree, field trips to law firms and a biology class is inspired by the science of crime scene investigations.The high school in the