NEWS articles

Three takes on Duncan and CPS' test scores

5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Eason-Watkins would bring 'dynamic' leadership to top CPS post

Barbara Eason-Watkins, who has risen to the top ranks of the Chicago Public Schools, is considered the likely replacement for CEO Arne Duncan.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Eason-Watkins may be CPS pick

Barbara Eason-Watkins was named CPS chief education officer in August 2001, after a long career as a teacher and principal. The mayor says he's got no timeline for replacing outgoing schools CEO Arne Duncan.

almost 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Don't play with public access

almost 6 years ago | David McClendon

Don't play with public access

almost 6 years ago | David McClendon

2 city schools named to Top 100 list

Two city public schools are listed among the U.S. News & World Report's Top 100 prep schools in the nation. One school also won a national award for excelling under the No Child Left Behind Act.

almost 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

West Side group envisions new Austin High

West Side residents envision separate buildings for an Austin college-prep school plus other schools specializing in green technology, trade courses and cultural art.

almost 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Schools focus on "exceeding" ISAT scores

Though CPS test scores have risen, educators are worried that only a small number of students are exceeding state standards. That's true at gifted schools, as well as the city's neighborhood schools.

almost 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Students create pilot project to battle dropout problem

Voices of Youth in Chicago Education works with Chicago Public Schools officials to develop personalized, four-year graduation plans for potential dropouts.

almost 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Duncan: No talk regarding Obama post

Chicagoans are jockeying for position as Barack Obama assembles his White House team. CPS chief Arne Duncan has been mentioned as a potential Secretary of Education.

almost 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Duncan: No talk regarding Obama post

Chicagoans are jockeying for position as Barack Obama assembles his White House team. CPS chief Arne Duncan has been mentioned as a potential Secretary of Education.

almost 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

City expands preschool program

The new program involves 50 schools and will increase the number of preschool children in Chicago Public Schools to 33,000. The additional openings are for half-day slots, and are open to children of Chicago residents.

almost 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

At S. Side school, evaluating turnaround proves tough

Two years after removing the entire staff at Sherman School, CPS officials say it is a beacon of promise for turnaround projects. But its students still lag on test scores.

almost 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

9 school employees indicted in payroll scam

Seven of the employees, who include teachers and clerks have resigned or been fired, the school district says. Disciplinary action is pending against two payroll clerks accused of processing bogus checks.

almost 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

20 new schools in CPS plan

Twenty new schools will be opened in Chicago over the next two years, public school officials say. School officials also approved a plan to open a LGBT friendly high school in 2009-2010.

almost 6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

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