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Inspector General finds questionable conduct in CPS
Jan. 5, 2015
Kickback schemes, selective enrollment fraud and questionable conduct fill new CPS report.
Why so few white kids land in CPS
Nov. 12, 2014
The pool of white school-age children in the city is much lower than other ethnic groups. The result is that fewer than 1 in 10 students in the district are white.
High school students play Election Day role
Nov. 4, 2014
Some high school juniors and seniors across the region may be more involved than you are in today's election.
State releases school test scores, other new data
Oct. 31, 2014
It’s 2014—the year when No Child Left Behind stated all public school children were to be proficient in math and reading. Spoiler alert: that didn’t happen.
Chicago students illustrate effects of gang, gun violence
Oct. 25, 2013
Richard J Daley Elementary Academy sits directly across from Cornell Square Park, where 13 people were wounded in a shooting last month.
Global Activism: The gap year that turned out to be a bend in the road
Oct. 10, 2013
Drew Edwards was planning on majoring in education at the University of Toledo, but decided to defer college for a year in favor of a service mission to Uganda.
Illinois schools' test scores dip
Sep. 10, 2013
Test scores for Illinois elementary students dipped significantly in 2013 in both reading and math. But the state board of education says the changes are due to tougher scoring criteria.
Schools’ question: Cell or not to cell?
Aug. 23, 2013
Districts consider whether the devices distract students or add value in the classroom.
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