Chicago has four elite public high schools. They’re the highest scoring schools in the state, better than top suburban schools. Competition to get is fierce, and ratcheted up again this year. WBEZ looks at who gets into Chicago’s best schools, and who does not.
Indiana's top education official proposed Thursday that the state assume control of four troubled high schools and a middle school in what would be the state's first takeover of underperforming public schools under a 1999 law.Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett said he had mixed emotio
In 2011, WBEZ filmed four short videos featuring Louder Than a Bomb youth poets performing their work on location. When poet Malcolm X. London spits that “the educated aren’t necessarily the educated,” he’s referring to the inequalities of the public school system.
If you were given six months to improve Chicago’s public schools, what would you do? That’s the big question facing the interim leader of Chicago Public Schools Terry Mazany. Mazany stepped in when former CEO Ron Huberman resigned last November.
In neighborhoods across Chicago where development and gentrification have taken hold, middle-income families are staying in the city and raising children. But there’s one aspect of city life many have been slow to embrace: their nearby public school.
To talk more about students who leave Chicago's charters, Eight Forty-Eighttalked with WBEZ's Linda Lutton and Sarah Karp, deputy editor of school reform magazine Catalyst.The two worked together to examine transfer-out rates at Chicago charter schools.