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Independent reporting on urban education since 1990 2016-07-27T15:19:01Z
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Better support for neighborhood high schools should be part of CPS strategy, say two reports

April 13, 2016 - 4:59pm
Two reports from Generation All and a Chicago Public Schools working group are calling for more support for neighborhood high schools and better long-term planning. The district plans to release an updated high school strategy by the end of the school year.

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.


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