The latest NWEA MAP tests show Chicago charter school elementary students significantly lagging behind CPS neighborhood schools in reading growth. In math growth and actual reading and math scores, neighborhood schools still beat charters on average, but by much smaller margins. Read the story here. Reading and math GROWTH scores measure the average improvement in
A report released Friday from the Global Cities Initiative found that in the 2012-13 school year, U.S. universities hosted a record 819,644 foreign students, up 7 percent from the previous year. Using data about F-1 visas — the most common visa issued to foreign students — the authors identified several trends among the foreign student
The latest report from the USDA on parenting concludes that it will cost a middle-income American family nearly a quarter of a million dollars ($245,340) to raise a child born in 2013 until he or she is 18. This figure could rise to more than $300,000 when adjusted for inflation, the report found. Among other
Just click on the icons on our interactive map to learn more about the planes at the Chicago Air & Water Show.
A new report from the Brookings Institution reveals that the increase in the population of poor people from 2000 to 2008-12 was highest in suburban communities compares to cities. Swipe between the two maps below to compare the growth rates. (Click on “data” for detailed information):
Use the play and pause buttons to see how shootings from Thursday night through Monday morning unfolded over time. Click on a location for details: Source: Sun-Times News Wire