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  • 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...
  • Task force report critical of CPS

    Task force report critical of CPS
    A legislative task force looking into school actions including closures issued a report Tuesday critical of Chicago Public Schools’ 10-year facilities master plan and the district’s decision last year to shut nearly 50 schools. The report by...
  • Chicago needs school solutions on a bigger scale than Indy

    While rightfully encouraging Chicago to invest in building better schools, the Tribune's recent recommendation to adopt efforts similar to those in Indianapolis falls short, as it fails to consider the challenges of scale. The Indianapolis fellowship...
  • Why the new CPS discipline code is ill-advised

    I am a Chicago Public Schools teacher and I know the new discipline code is going to lead to nothing but more problems.  Students are not stupid; they know what behaviors are acceptable. If what should be considered as behavior meriting a suspension...
  • Retrieving thousands of Chicago kids who slip through the cracks

    Retrieving thousands of Chicago kids who slip through the cracks
    She was a fourth-grader who stopped showing up at her South Side school in 2010. She lived with relatives in a dirty, unkempt house. She became pregnant. In fourth grade. The Tribune uncovered her horrific story while researching truancy rates at...
  • CPS test scores show gains in grades 2 through 8

    CPS test scores show gains in grades 2 through 8
    Chicago Public Schools today released preliminary information on standardized test scores that indicate students across grades 2 to 8 made gains, with more than half of them scoring above the national average in reading but not as many doing as well in...
  • CPS should reinstate the truant officer program

    As a recently retired Chicago Public Schools social worker, I strongly endorse the state task force recommendation to hire truant officers in CPS. At the beginning of my career, I had the opportunity to work with truant officers and I can state...
  • Former CPS chief of staff joins Emanuel education team

    Former CPS chief of staff joins Emanuel education team
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new point person for Chicago Public Schools is Arnie Rivera, a former district administrator and deputy chief of staff to two CPS chief executives. Rivera, 34, takes over as deputy chief of staff for education from Beth Swanson, who...
  • Study shows many teachers not credentialed in their subjects

     Study shows many teachers not credentialed in their subjects
    Illinois school districts have employed hundreds of educators to teach everything from science to special education even though they lacked proper credentials in those subjects, a Tribune investigation has found. The assignment of teachers not...
  • CPS soliciting bids for 3 schools closed last year

    CPS soliciting bids for 3 schools closed last year
    Chicago Public Schools is soliciting bids for three of the nearly 50 school buildings it closed last year. Under a process put together by an advisory committee for  finding ways to reuse the closed facilities, CPS is working with aldermen to...
  • Number of AP tests hits all-time high in L.A. Unified

    Number of AP tests hits all-time high in L.A. Unified
    The number of Advanced Placement exams taken in the Los Angeles Unified School District hit an all-time high during the 2013-14 school year. Students took 48,000 AP tests across the district, up 62% from seven years ago, L.A. Unified announced. High...