Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 2:10pm
Hundreds of thousands of Chicago students returned to school on Wednesday after a teachers' strike ended, thrilling parents who had struggled with child care but shifting the debate to hard questions about budget deficits, school closures and teacher layoffs.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 08/26/2012 - 1:07pm
If many of the education reform ideas like teacher career paths, mentoring and performance reviews that are being discussed by state officials and task forces have a familiar ring to them, they should.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 6:52am
A more well-rounded curriculum with less focus on a single test. Higher academic standards and more difficult classwork. Continued cuts to extracurricular and other activities because of the tough economy.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 07/31/2012 - 2:58pm
The education policy group Public Impact is suggesting a series of new approaches that leaders say are aimed at putting the best teachers in front of more students to increase their reach, and paying those talented folks more without dramatically increasing school budgets.