NEWS articles

Reports critique high school reforms

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Residents get first look at new school concepts

The Board of Education will decide in the fall which schools to green-light. It has received proposals for a boarding school in Rogers Park and an Englewood campus that would focus on media arts.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Complaint: CPS turnaround effort targets black teachers

The Caucus of Rank and File Educators lodged a complaint with a federal agency saying that CPS’ school turnarounds target black teachers more than non-minority teachers.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Study: CPS reform program fails disabled kids

The benefits of Renaissance 2010 have not spread to children with special needs, according to a new report. A researcher blames district officials for neglecting to plan for their disabilities.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Chicago Board of Education approves school closures, turnarounds

The Chicago Board of Education took action against 16 schools officials say are failing students. The move raised the ire of parents and teachers, who say shuffling kids between schools doesn't help them.

almost 7 years ago | Jay Field

Victory in hand, activists to continue fighting school closures, turnarounds

Proponents and opponents of a controversial city plan to close down public schools designated as poor performing are expected to square off at tomorrow's Board of Education meeting

almost 7 years ago | Jay Field

Scott appointment to Board of Ed greeted with optimism

Rufus Williams, who is unpopular with some parents and community groups, has resigned as Board of Education president. The Mayor's office says Michael Scott, who previously held the post, is expected to take over.

almost 7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Teachers and parents to discuss where to go next on school issue

Chicago public schools officials are likely to clash with a group of parents and teachers' over proposed school closures, part of the mayor's long-term plan to improve city schools.

almost 7 years ago | Claire Bushey

CORE begins fight for teachers' jobs

Starting today, a public schools teachers' advocacy organization is holding a series of meetings to raise awareness of the potential layoff of thousands of city teachers.

almost 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Wanted: New school proposals

The Renaissance 2010 plan calls for more new schools in 2009 and 2010. Former NBA star Kevin Johnson, who founded a school in California, is likely to be among the applicants.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

CPS to consider six new schools

One month after announcing a dramatic series of school closings, the Chicago Board of Education is set to take up a proposal that would add six new schools, including five magnet programs.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker