New research shows that 14 percent of freshmen in the city school system are expected to earn a four-year degree by the age of 25, up from 8 percent in 2006.
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December 11, 2014
December 10, 2014
In a conversation with me, Paul Tough talks about how children (really) succeed and the implications of his work as California designs a new accountability system.
November 25, 2014
Children who attended a full-day program were also less likely to be chronically absent, says a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
November 18, 2014
Meier: Does a climate of fear help create excuses for more and more emergencies that can't be turned over to "the people"?
November 13, 2014
For a growing number of cities with independent preschool programs, even some nimble state governments aren't raising public funds for free preschool fast enough.
November 04, 2014
When a simple traffic violation lands an upstanding teacher on her way to a prayer meeting in handcuffs, maybe there's a problem with the way we do policing in low-income Black communities.
October 22, 2014
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.
October 22, 2014
Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the CEO of Chicago public schools, announced that she plans to ask the U.S. Department of Education to let the district hold off on a full administration of PARCC tests for another year.
October 09, 2014
The union's president, Karen Lewis, is recovering from an unspecified illness.
October 03, 2014
Some speculate the decision to put off new proposals this fall is related to next year's mayoral election.