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Independent reporting on urban education since 1990 2016-09-21T21:53:51Z
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At education summit, calls for more revenue for schools

June 13, 2016 - 2:57pm
Eleven aldermen and one state representative joined about 200 teachers, parents, activists and students at an education summit Saturday calling for progressive revenue solutions to the financial crisis at Chicago Public Schools.

Take 5: Persistent racial disparities, good news on grad rates, Hyman leaving, nonprofit colleges

June 9, 2016 - 10:45am
New federal data show continued educational disparities for black and Latino students, neighborhood high schools are driving higher graduation rates, Hyman plans to leave City Colleges, the state budget battle rages on and private, nonprofit colleges have poor outcomes for students.

Dozens of principals quitting CPS, even from “plum schools”

June 7, 2016 - 4:51pm
Chicago Public Schools officials say 54 principals have resigned or quit so far this school year, the highest number in the past five years. The number could go higher, given the threat of even more drastic budget cuts and what principals say is a lack of support from the district.


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