"We hear of administrators who are telling families they are breaking the law, which is a lie. Think about this, they are intimidating people who are undocumented or in difficulty."
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March 09, 2014
March 07, 2014
The eight-part documentary series on Chicago under Mayor Rahm Emanuel focuses in part on the tensions that emerge from a plan to close underutilized schools.
March 04, 2014
A boycott of Illinois state tests grows, despite a warning from the state board of education that parents do not have the right to "opt their children out" of testing.
February 28, 2014
Educators and parents in Chicago joined forces this week to boycott the ISAT at two schools, Maria Saucedo Elementary School and Drummond Montessori. There are also over 1,000 parents at 37 other Chicago schools who requested to opt their child out of ISAT.
February 11, 2014
After a flood of critics pointed out errors, Teach Plus dove back into the data to post correct--and much higher--testing times that change some of the fundamental conclusions in the report.
February 07, 2014
There have been 14,587 out-of-school suspensions in the district between the beginning of the school year and January, a 36 percent drop from the same time period in 2010-11.
February 04, 2014
What the President did not tell the AFT crowd in 2008 was that the school that he was describing was a charter school that had closed its doors to a large percentage of students who started with the class
January 06, 2014
Yes, teachers deserve a seat at the table when systematic reforms are being decided, but the vacuum of teacher voice isn't just in City Hall, the state capitol building, or in the U.S. Department of Education. The true power of teacher voice is local. It's in our schools. If we feel powerless to change our local schools, how will our voices ever effectively reach Washington? (See TEDx Talk video)
December 27, 2013
The new year could bring changes to the charter school landscape in both New York City and Philadelphia, while controversy surrounds a Chicago charter approval.
December 18, 2013
More than two decades after an Illinois law passed requiring public schools to teach African-American studies, the Chicago school district announced a new curriculum guide for incorporating the subject into core classes.