Earning the seal could open the door for college scholarships, internships, and jobs that require proficiency in a second language, educators say.
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March 04, 2015
March 02, 2015
The district faced more than $1 billion in federal and state cuts if it did not offer the test districtwide, and the state of Illinois threatened to pull its designation as a district.
February 25, 2015
Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who was backed by the Chicago Teachers Union and ran a campaign largely focused on education, garnered nearly 34 percent of the vote.
February 24, 2015
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first term included a teachers' union strike and the closure of nearly 50 schools, but graduation rates rose to record-highs under his watch, ACT scores climbed, and full-day kindergarten was expanded.
February 20, 2015
A new report from the Collaborative for Justice and Equity in Education recommends an elected school board for the city that would prioritize "equitable educational opportunities and outcomes" in its decisionmaking.
January 07, 2015
The report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education says some of those procurement processes, while well-meaning, may stifle innovation.
December 11, 2014
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.
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"?