The District 202 Board of Education fired a science teacher on Monday who was arrested last month on charges that he provided a female student answers to tests and assignments in exchange for oral sex.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan arrived at a South Side elementary school Thursday morning for an event — but his driver took a wrong turn down a dead-end alley, and Duncan was forced to walk half a block to the school amid protesters who’d been waiting for him to complain about standardized testing.
Does Chicago have the key to teaching its citizens about money so they make better financial choices and live more prosperous lives?
Citing confusion and frustration at the rollout of the new PARCC test — given for the first time in Illinois on Monday — Chicago legislators and some parents called for support for a bill that would clarify how schools would treat children whose parents don’t want them to take the test.
Moody’s Investors Service on Friday announced it had reduced its rating on Chicago Board of Education debt to one level above junk bond status.
A Black History Month event at Oak Park and River Forest High School may have kick-started a schoolwide discussion on race — but not in the way school officials intended.
As Chicago Public Schools gear up to give a new controversial standardized state test, at least two top-rated North Side schools are encouraging parents to sit their children out of the PARCC.
Once considered a rare act of rebellion, more students than ever are expected to ditch controversial standardized tests in Illinois this spring, parents, nonprofit groups and teacher union officials say — though opting out won’t be easy.
After 50 Chicago Public Schools were closed in 2013, the schools CEO counted only “seven” students as “lost.”