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  • PARCC exam raises concerns among students

    Last month, thousands of students across Illinois took or opted out of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC exam. The test is a state assessment aligned with the controversial Common Core curriculum. Although students are spending hours on the exam, parents and educators are the ones speaking up about it. There's no standard opinion about the PARCC exam.
  • For transgender students, schools craft policies of support

    For transgender students, schools craft policies of support
    The eighth-grader fidgeted nervously during an impromptu meeting with the principal of Haven Middle School in Evanston just before the start of first semester. While classmates and teachers had long known the student as a girl, the 13-year-old...

    Bill would allow Illinois students to opt out of state tests

    As new standardized tests tied to the Common Core standards spark debate around the country, the Illinois Legislature is considering a bill that lays out exactly how students can opt out of the state assessment tests. Democratic Rep. Will Guzzardi's...

    Emanuel names Claypool to 3rd stint as mayoral chief of staff

     Emanuel names Claypool to 3rd stint as mayoral chief of staff
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has turned to old friend and City Hall veteran Forrest Claypool to be his new chief of staff as the mayor tries to deal with a growing scandal at the Chicago Public Schools and confront a series of lingering, serious problems facing the...

    Prime reserves

    Somehow, despite all its budget woes and related handwringing, the Chicago Public Schools still manages nearly every year to accumulate extra "cash reserves" to yank out of the hat and find still more "central office" employees to cut. Consider these...