Vying for a slice of the high school reform pie

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In early November, three teams of district officials began reviewing proposals submitted for the centerpiece of CPS’s high school reform plan: providing new curriculum models and instructional support for math, science and English courses.

Educational publishers, university-affiliated curriculum developers and test preparation companies submitted most of the 20 proposals. Three organizations have confirmed they submitted proposals to oversee management of the entire curriculum revamp:

*American College of Education, a new teachers college opening a Chicago campus this fall in the former Barat College in Lake Forest.

*American Institutes for Research, a Washington, D.C.,-based social science research organization that helped craft the high school reform plan.

*Lesson Lab, the professional development arm of publisher Pearson Education.

The Board of Education will vote on the final contracts at its meeting on Dec. 21.