Illinois State Board of Education chair Gery Chico says the state urgently needs to “play catch up” with technology in schools, in part because the state can't administer its standardized exams without more Internet-connected computers.
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.
Today we wrap up our coverage of Rahm Emanuel's first 100 days in office. All week we've brought you stories about the new Chicago mayor: what he's accomplished, where he's fallen short.Now we give the microphone to people who tried to stop Emanuel from getting the job in the first place.
Since his election, Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has yet to meet or talk to one of the most powerful aldermen in the city council.Emanuel said last week he'd met with about 40 current or incoming members of the council. That does not include, though, Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke.
There’s no disputing the numbers: Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel had an overwhelming victory in an election that – while not quite as big as had been anticipated – brought a higher percentage of registered voters to the polls than any other municipal campaign since 1995.
Chicago has a mayor-elect. Rahm Emanuel won 55-percent of the vote in Tuesday's election, enough to avoid a runoff. That means that in May, Emanuel will succeed his one-time boss, longtime Mayor Richard M. Daley.The ex-White House chief of staff and congressman will take office May 16th.
Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has been elected mayor of Chicago and will succeed the retiring Richard Daley.Emanuel called his victory "humbling" and "most gratifying." He also thanked Daley for his lifetime of service to the city.