A Catalyst Chicago/WBEZ investigation shows that the district's increasing reliance on new, for-profit alternative schools inflates the high school graduation rate.
February 20, 2015
Educators say a majority of 240 teachers and staff at Urban Prep and North Lawndale want to join Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff (Chicago ACTS).
February 19, 2015
A Catalyst Chicago/WBEZ investigation has found that the district is turning to new, largely unproven, mostly online alternative high schools to educate more students, raising questions about the quality of education these students receive.
Since City Colleges began taking applications for a plan widely advertised as “free college” by a campaigning Mayor Rahm Emanuel, more than 1,000 students have applied for the offer of waived tuition, books and school fees. But research shows that City Colleges are not the best post-secondary choice for high-achieving students who will benefit from the Star Scholarship.
Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget includes massive cuts to human services, but a boost to K-12 schools and early childhood programs. The cuts have already drawn sharp criticism.
Grow Your Own Teachers helps low-income people of color earn a bachelor’s degree in education—a goal that would otherwise be almost impossible for them to achieve.