Illinois drastically raised standards in 2010 for candidates who want to attend colleges of education. Three years later, the data bear out a fear that state leaders had at that time: the changes have disproportionately hurt aspiring minority teachers.
About 400 people filled the sidewalk in front of the Chicago Public Schools central office downtown Wednesday morning, demanding that current school board members be fired and replaced by an elected school board.
Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa approves oil drilling in the Amazon rainforest. Multilingual education in the Philippines keeps local languages alive in the classroom. Libya's Berbers demand equal rights.
Chicago Public Schools is laying off a massive number of teachers and school staff. 2,113 employees will get pink slips—about half of them are teachers. Teacher aides, clerks, lunch staff, and security guards are also affected.
Golden Apple introduces with its partners Chicago Shakespeare Theater and National Louis University a series presenting futurist voices into the dialogue on improving the educational experience for school children.