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October 22, 2014

Chicago District Wants One-Year Delay of PARCC Test

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

Chicago Schools Chief Asks to Delay PARCC Assessment

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

Ailing Chicago Union Head Will Step Down

The union's president, Karen Lewis, is recovering from an unspecified illness.

October 03, 2014

Chicago District Puts Hold on Approving New Charter Schools This Fall

Some speculate the decision to put off new proposals this fall is related to next year's mayoral election.

September 19, 2014

Chicago Mayor Backtracks on Naming School After President Obama

Facing criticism, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he will consider other names for the academy planned for the Near North side neighborhood.

August 28, 2014

Newark Launches 'Safe Passages' Transportation Program for Students

The transportation plan includes a shuttle bus service for some students and maps showing safe walking routes.

August 28, 2014

Illinois to Spend $10 Million to Expand Chicago's Safe Passage Program

The program helps protect children from traffic and gang activity on their walks to school.

August 21, 2014

Offer Choices; Stop Segregating by Race & Class

Ray Salazar: When students can have access to schools closer to a parent's job, a caretaker's home, a safer neighborhood, or a school easily accessible to public transportation, low-income students stand a better chance of stability.

August 01, 2014

Report: Chicago Needs to Do More to Curb Truancy Epidemic

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

Karen Lewis For Chicago Mayor? Union Leader Forms Exploratory Committee

The news comes after a Sunday poll showing Lewis ahead of Emanuel by 9 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up.

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