An overhaul of the district’s career education programs seeks to make classes more challenging and put career-track students on the path to higher ed, but many schools have lost programs, and fewer students are participating overall.
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I think this is good if it makes it more difficult for people to become teachers as there are so many mediocre teachers already. It is my hope this will inhibit them. Though it might just be more...
that any program that requires just a few days of training isn't all that. IB is this decade's "New Math."
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International Gangs In CPS?
According to this (PDF) Congressional report, two predominantly Latino gangs [Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and the 18th Street gang (M-18)] have spread from LA to the rest of the country and have become international. Are they in Chicago, much less CPS? I have no idea.