Ms. McKenzie led the district from 1981 to 1988 and was one of the longest serving superintendents in the city's history.
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The decreases come as teachers and students report feeling safer in the city's schools, according to the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.
March 18, 2015
The report also shows that most urban charter and district schools are serving equal numbers of English language learners as well as students in poverty and special education.
March 17, 2015
After meeting with leaders from a dozen of the nation's largest school districts, the president also said there would be a "major debate" if a Republican budget did not reflect investment in the programs that are leading to improvements in urban schools.
March 16, 2015
Among the topics for discussion, the rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act, early childhood education, assessments, college and career ready standards, and the My Brother's Keeper program.
March 11, 2015
Louisiana Superintendent John White will take over as the group's new chairman.
March 09, 2015
More than $300 million has been donated by foundations and corporations to boost the My Brother's Keeper-aligned initiatives, along with pledges of support from nearly 200 mayors, tribal leaders, and county executives.
March 04, 2015
The city's education officials chose Tommy Chang, an instructional superintendent in the Los Angeles Unified School District, from a field of four finalists.
February 27, 2015
The initiative will join a growing number of specialized training programs that aim to help prepare school leaders to manage the complex demands of running school systems.
February 26, 2015
Anderson and the state signed a three-year contract last year, but it required both parties to agree to an extension each year.