Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the CEO of Chicago public schools, will ask the U.S. Department of Education to let the district hold off on a full administration of PARCC tests for another year.
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October 22, 2014
October 03, 2014
Some speculate the decision to put off new proposals this fall is related to next year's mayoral election.
September 19, 2014
Facing criticism, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he will consider other names for the academy planned for the Near North side neighborhood.
August 28, 2014
The transportation plan includes a shuttle bus service for some students and maps showing safe walking routes.
August 01, 2014
A 150-page report by a task force on truancy in Chicago Public Schools proposed wide ranging reforms on both the local and state levels to cut absenteeism in Chicago Public Schools.
July 16, 2014
The news comes after a Sunday poll showing Lewis ahead of Emanuel by 9 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up.
June 27, 2014
Steadily declining enrollment in the nation's third largest school system has prompted officials there to reduce both teaching and nonteaching staff members.
April 24, 2014
A set of Chicago reports offers evidence that a focus on 9th grade retention can increase graduation rates.
August 26, 2013
More than 12,000 Chicago students are attending different schools this year after city leaders closed nearly 50 elementary schools earlier this year.
August 26, 2013
After shutting down almost 50 elementary schools, the city's education leaders face a big test of safety and order on the first day of classes.