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  • Emanuel defends new charter schools

    Emanuel defends new charter schools
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday dismissed criticism aimed at his hand-picked school board’s decision to approve seven new charter schools after it shuttered 47 neighborhood schools last year, saying they’re two separate issues. The mayor...
  • Could you build a better school?

    Could you build a better school?
    If you could build a school from the ground up, what would you do? How would you design it? What would you teach? Indianapolis is in the midst of a fascinating competition under the guise of something called the Innovation School Fellowship. It's a...
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. " The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam (SAGE) is designed to detect early signs of...
  • Should Teach for America pack its bags?

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Teach for America is great in theory. Recent graduates from elite universities teach for two years in underserved school systems, move on to successful careers in business, politics, healthcare, etc, and act as lifelong advocates for...
  • The charter school advantage

     
    Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah and Alex Richards have the story today: Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday released data showing privately run charter schools expel students at a vastly higher rate than the rest of the district. The data reveal that during......
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • College student plans to run for Chicago mayor

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Rumors about who might challenge Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 mayoral election have started to circulate, with mentions of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and a handful of...
  • Charter schools press CPS for more money

    Charter school advocates are asking Chicago Public Schools to give more money to charter schools in the upcoming school year. With the district cutting per-pupil allocation by 4 percent last year and deciding to keep it flat this coming year, charter...
  • Students who 'want to have a future' take first steps

    Students who 'want to have a future' take first steps
    Two years ago, Leonardo Ocampo’s life almost ended at 15 when someone shot him in the back. He had been flirting with gangs in his Little Village neighborhood and hanging out on street corners. One day, a bullet struck him from behind, exiting...
  • Report finds charters struggling like other CPS schools

    Report finds charters struggling like other CPS schools
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other city leaders have long heralded charter schools' innovative approach to education, but new research suggests many charters in Chicago are performing no better than traditional neighborhood schools and some are actually doing...
  • CPS wants to close 2 grade schools, phase out 2 high schools

    CPS wants to close 2 grade schools, phase out 2 high schools
    Chicago Public Schools is seeking to close two under-performing elementary schools and begin to phase out two struggling high schools next school year, part of a large-scale re-structuring of CPS under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s leadership team. CPS...