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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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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 8:08am

In the News: How politics played a role in NYC charter victory

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The New York Times offers a behind-the-scenes look at how New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo out manuvered New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio to give New York City charter schools some of the most sweeping protections in the nation.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 3:17pm

Lawmakers consider LSC requirement at charter schools

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As CPS gears up for the next Local School Council elections, legislation under consideration in the state’s House of Representatives would require every charter school in Chicago to be administered by an LSC.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 8:10am

In the News: State task force to study Chicago School Bd overhaul

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The Illinois House opened the door ever so slightly Tuesday to stripping Mayor Rahm Emanuel and any of his successors of the sole authority to appoint the Chicago public school system's board of education, the Sun-Times reports.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 7:50am

In the News: U.S. students trail in problem solving

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Fifteen-year-olds in the United States scored above the average of those in the developed world on exams assessing problem-solving skills, but they trailed several countries in Asia and Europe as well as Canada, according to international standardized tests results being released on Tuesday, The New York Times reports.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 11:01am

Comings & Goings: Goren

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Evanston School District 65, the elementary district in that suburb, has tapped Paul Goren for superintendent. Goren currently is senior vice president for program at the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning. He also has held leadership positions at the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, the Spencer Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He also was a deputy superintendent in the Minneapolis MN school district.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 8:25am

In the News: CPS seeks proposals, ideas for shuttered buildings

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Chicago Public Schools is collecting ideas and proposals for more than 40 of the school buildings it shuttered in last year’s massive school closing on a website the district launched Friday. (Sun-Times)

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