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I found it interesting that the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign based on the report had 20% lower income students, which the report considered to be very low for a public University. The...
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In the News: Emanuel gets his grades—on education
Catalyst Chicago Publisher Linda Lenz analyzes Mayor Emanuel’s education initiatives for a special issue of Crain’s Chicago Business on the mayor’s first year in office.
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley, in an interview Monday night on WLS-Channel 7 News, said he doesn't think a longer school is the answer to providing a better education for Chicago students.
Chicago Public Schools announced Monday that Barbara Byrd Bennett, a national education consultant, will take over as the district's chief education officer on an interim basis following the resignation of Noemi Donoso. CPS also announced on Monday a replacement for Barbara Bowman as Early Childhood Officer. Beth Mascitti-Miller worked with Brizard in Rochester, N.Y., where she was a deputy superintendent of teaching and learning. (Tribune) Here's Catalyst Chicago's story.
A South Side grade school student’s father is suing Chicago Public Schools, claiming faculty failed to keep his son safe from a bully who attacked him in gym class. Darryl L. Starks Sr. filed the suit Monday on behalf of his son, Darryl L. Starks Jr., who was a student at Adam Clayton Powell Academy when he was attacked on May 2, 2011. (FOX News)
A source with close ties to Chicago's public education establishment has confirmed that Mayor Rahm Emanuel may close 100 Chicago public schools, according to the Chicago Daily Observer.
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Magnet schools today have been forced to evolve, given legal barriers that bar using race to determine school enrollment and increasing pressure to provide more public school choices. And many large districts like Chicago, Los Angeles, and Baltimore County have maintained high numbers of magnet schools, even amid the economic downturn, and others are using magnets as a strategy to meet new goals around improving school quality. (Education Week)
Enterprising teachers have long scoured the Internet for ways to improve on their textbooks or local curriculum. Now, though, lessons accessed via Google are proliferating in the classroom as never before and are challenging the position of the powerful education publishing industry in public schools. (Washington Post)