Attendance is spotty at some schools, but educators say the Freshman Connection program will make for a smoother start in the coming school year.
A petition drive is in the works to get a referendum on the November ballot calling for Chicagoans to elect the school board. Supporters say the appointed board is accountable only to the mayor and ignores public input.
CPS is taking part in a pilot program for a new process called Response to Intervention, which aims to help struggling students and make sure special education referrals are accurate and timely.
Allan Alson, former executive director of the CPS Office of High School Transformation, is the new director of leadership development at the Consortium for Educational Change; CPS is slated to get $30 million less from Springfield this year
Two weeks into Freshman Connection, attendance is spotty at the Bowen campus, but staff have higher expectations for a better start to the coming school year.
More assessments, more interventions are the hallmark of a new initiative to help struggling students and make sure that special education placements are accurate.
The nonprofit Jobs for Youth provides intensive help to young people looking for work. Last year, 658 young people were placed in jobs, half of which paid more than $10 per hour.