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.
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February 24, 2015
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.
February 06, 2015
State law caps severance payments at 18 months, but many districts are now using the 18-month cap as the norm.
February 03, 2015
Deborah Meier and Joe Nathan debate the merits of public vs. private control of schools. What can democratic systems teach us about school governance?
January 29, 2015
Four districts and one county education office in California say the state must provide more financial aid to local K-12 agencies to help them implement state assessments.
January 06, 2015
A federal appeals court upheld the bribery conviction of a board member who had demanded money from a candidate for district superintendent.
December 23, 2014
A local judge is expected to rule on whether to appoint a receiver to oversee the district, which could lead the district to turn over school operations to a charter-management organization.
December 17, 2014
The district has been without a permanent superintendent for two and a half years.
December 14, 2014
One path to education innovation may be the reinvent-the-wheel approach. Because the wheel can be reinvented.
December 10, 2014
The vote this week by the state's Board of Education gets rid of a state requirement and leaves decisions about staffing in those areas up to the local school districts.