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Independent reporting on urban education since 1990 2016-07-21T14:55:56Z
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Online learning falls short without teacher-student interaction: study

April 11, 2016 - 12:09pm
Research out of Chicago finds that fewer students passed online credit recovery courses in algebra compared to students in traditional classes.

Using ‘innovation’ to get more children into early learning programs

April 8, 2016 - 3:10pm
Eleven communities across the state are testing out strategies to enroll more high-needs children in early learning programs. Some of the best ideas will be scaled up throughout Illinois. But the state’s budget crisis could hinder progress.

Take 5: School funding, DCFS overhaul, college goals, race and school expectations

April 7, 2016 - 11:48am
State Sen. Andy Manar has proposed a new version of a bill to shift more money to lower-income school districts. Plus: how DCFS plans an overhaul, why students are shifting their college sights out of state and how white and black teachers differ on their views of black students.

With no opposition, CTU cancels election and gives Lewis an automatic third term

April 7, 2016 - 10:04am
The Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates voted to cancel the planned May elections, granting President Karen Lewis and her slate from the Caucus of Rank-and-file Educators an automatic re-election.

The new face of voc-ed

April 4, 2016 - 1:42pm
Twenty years ago, Paul Vallas began what became a trend: to favor preparation for college over preparation for a job. For example, he scheduled career training courses outside regular school hours. Today's voc-ed reform efforts center on connecting academics and career training.

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