In Chicago, 35 percent of African-Americans have an Associates degree or have attended college—a higher percentage than those with just a high school degree—but only 18 percent have a bachelor’s or advanced degree. What are the reasons behind the disparity?
Chicago’s charter-school population, as a percentage of all public school students, has climbed rapidly in the past few years—but it’s still a lower percentage than most of its peers.
The president garnered praise and tears for his call on a gun control vote. But the most significant passage for the future of the policies he wants now had to do with education in its earliest form.
The math of school closings is weird: the upfront costs are high, and the savings unpredictable, as districts decide on up-front demolition or long-term maintenance costs. Meanwhile, our underutilized schools have counter-intuitively overcrowded classrooms.
A study by a U. of C. economist looks at how victims of Huntington’s disease respond to their diagnosis in terms of education and job training—and suggests that more people are going to college in the U.S. because we’re living longer.
And the reverse is true, and the disparity is even greater—socially isolated high school students make less over the course of their lives than their peers, according to studies based on the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, the nation’s oldest long-term study of adolescents. Could smaller classes help?
After years of complex, expensive, controversial school busing to combat segregation, Boston looks to consolidate into neighborhood schools, and turns to the public for ideas.
Not that long ago—less time than it takes for a CPS student to get a full K-12 education—the Chicago teachers’ pension fund was in fine shape. Now it’s a mess. What happened? It takes a village, or at least a city and state.
The savvy politician gives personal details to the Times, likely betting that he’ll emerge from this mess of a strike as the reasonable reform-minded man—both on the local and national stages…
The strike isn’t about school closings, but it’s about school closings; changes in the enrollment and racial composition of Chicago Public Schools in the past decade; and more