Tribune archive photo
May 30, 2002
Michael Scott, president of the Chicago Board of Education is greeted by Kellogg principal Maureen Connolly, right at a press conference at the Kate Starr Kellogg Electronic Research Academy at 9241 S. Leavitt Street to announce new improved test scores for Chicago Public Schools.
Saying that the scores are the highest since he took control of the schools in 1995, Mayor Richard Daley announced systemwide gains of 3 to 4 percentage points in elementary reading and math and in high school reading."I'm especially pleased at the progress in reading, because reading is necessary to master every other subject," said Daley, sharing credit with all the city's residents and school employees for the improvement.