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December 11, 2014

Chicago School District Slowly Improves College-Going and Graduation Rates

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

Paul Tough on What (Besides Tests) Should Count

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

Full-Day Pre-K Boosts Readiness Skills More Than Half-Day, Study Finds

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

Confronting School Reforms That Work Against Democracy

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

Cities Moving At Their Own (Faster) Pace To Offer Publicly Funded Preschool

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

Panic, Shame, and Cuffs: An Account From an Arrested Black Teacher

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

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.

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