Jobs and schools promise to be top issues in next year’s city elections. The mayor’s education agenda faces its toughest test in the African-American communities that gave him strong support in 2011.
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ACCESS, Benchmark,s REACH performance,-parents are getting test data on their child 3 times a year and every 5 weeks with grades.
PARCC is not necessary, inadequate, and over the top.
Hmmmm...please get your facts straight. This info is directly from the PARCC website.
"The PARCC PBA and EOY assessments will be administered in a total of nine sessions. At each grade...
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Chi-Town Daily Beating Everyone Else Out?
I may be wrong, but it feels like the Chi-Town Daily News -- a newish, online only, part-volunteer "paper" -- is giving the most consistent, timely, and dedicated education coverage in the city. Better than the dailies. Better than NPR or PBS. Better than Catalyst. With nothing more than determination and a freelancer or two. Amazing.
Here's the latest from them: Management change at N. Side charter school angers parents
The comments and analysis are still much better here, but in a perfect world I'd have more news reporting to go along with the rest -- am trying to work that out with the powers that be.