Schools that have embraced technology in the classroom have much in common. But the one element that’s indispensable is cash.
July 27, 2016
I currently serve as the leader of an integrated middle school in a diverse community. Leaders can’t be afraid to have tough conversations about race and inequality.
July 19, 2016
Black and Latino young people are more likely to face discrimination in college admissions because many institutions ask about criminal records and school discipline--neither of which are race-neutral. Students are beginning to organize to "ban the box" on college applications.
July 13, 2016
CPS schools that bought ed tech products in 2015 spent an average of $30 per student, but the impact on achievement is still in question.
Technology isn’t a silver bullet for learning, but schools can’t reap any benefit if they don’t have what’s needed to make the best use of it: fast internet, enough computers and trained teachers.
A teacher and former Chicago Public Schools student says technology can be a game-changer for ‘young people who need opportunity the most.’
When Catalyst Chicago went to press with this issue, lawmakers in Springfield had finally passed a stopgap budget that will let schools open in the fall, in Chicago and in other districts that had sounded the alarm about possible shutdowns. After a year-long stalemate, the temporary budget will allow the wheels of state government to continue turning for a time. But there’s no reason to breathe a sigh of relief, at least for longer than a few seconds.
Five elementary schools are starting programs that will teach children in both English and Spanish, an approach that has gained traction across the country. Community groups played a role in lobbying for the programs.