A strange thing happens around this time of year at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry: busloads of school kids flock to one laboratory.Why?Take a guess. Is it…A. Love of science
B. Museum marketing, or
Chicago is handing out new report cards to each of its schools. The grades are meant to spark discussion between parents and schools about how to improve.At Spry Community School, Principal Nilda Medina says the report cards are about transparency.
Illinois is releasing school-by-school test score data Friday, and it shows 2010 to be a watershed year: More than half of the state’s schools are now considered failing under the federal No Child Left Behind law.