In a video posted to YouTube, Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis supported teachers at a school who voted to boycott annual state achievement tests.
Chicago Public School students were expelled during the 2012-13 school year at higher rates by charter schools compared with traditional CPS schools. Becky Schlikerman, Fran Spielman and Art Golab have the full report here. Use this map to see which schools had the highest expulsion rates:
UPDATE: Board of Education approves seven new Chicago charter schools. Our Becky Schlikerman is covering the Chicago Board of Education meeting at 10:30 a.m. today. Here’s the agenda for the meeting, which includes consideration for 17 new charter school proposals. Supporters and detractors of charter schools gathered for a press conference this morning ahead of
New federal rules aimed at offering students healthier food options could mean Illinois schools won’t be able to sell some types of the state’s official snack food.
As of now, all Chicago Public Schools will be open on Monday, and while it’s up to the parents’ discretion whether or not to send their children to school, the Chicago Teachers Union says that’s not good enough. The Chicago Teachers Union issued a statement Sunday asking CPS to close all of it’s 600+ buildings
There wasn’t a lot of variety in the variety show at Fremd High School in Palatine: The acts mostly had become singing and dancing, according to a video posted earlier this month to YouTube by Maddy Lopez. So when Maddy discovered speed painting last school year, she approached her art teacher Lew Hubbard with the
U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) urged the Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday to approve a new charter school in Austin.
See how Chicago Public Schools students performed on the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress, and how they have compared historically to other big city school districts: How Chicago compares to other major school districts: