High schools that enroll black and Latino students are making progress in raising graduation rates. But the gap between black and white students, especially males, remains wide.
September 21, 2016
Over the past decade, Illinois has incarcerated fewer young people as the state seeks to reform its juvenile justice system and provide youth with more options for rehabilitation instead of prison.
September 14, 2016
Black neighborhoods with a legacy of disinvestment and segregation struggle to repurpose shuttered schools.
September 12, 2016
Illinois offers in-state tuition, but that’s not enough to make college affordable for most undocumented students.
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.
Chicago teachers, even ambivalent union members like me, are finding champions in the teachers union, not in our district leaders, who have created a threatening atmosphere amid current contract talks.
Participants reflect on the impact of their 34-day hunger strike to save a neighborhood high school in Bronzeville.
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.