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The solutions to the nation’s problems already exist somewhere out in the country; we just do a terrible job of circulating them. For example, if you want to learn how to improve city schools, look how Washington, New Orleans and Chicago are already doing it. Since 2011 the graduation rate at Chicago public schools has...
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In 2015, 63 percent of Chicago Public Schools high school graduates immediately enrolled in a two- or four-year college, a substantial increase from a decade ago, according to a new report from the University of Chicago’s Consortium on School Research. The 13-percentage-point increase from 2006 was driven in part by a growing number of students...
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Chicago Public Schools officials attribute this year’s overall bump in graduation rates — which show that more than three of every four students getting a diploma — to an increase in high school completion among African-American boys. About 77.5 percent of students who started ninth grade for the first time in the fall of 2012...
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Chicago’s public schools won’t see any cuts in the fall to staff or budgets even if their enrollments dip amid ongoing drops in the city’s number of students. That’s according to a letter sent Wednesday from Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, that also promises to put individual school budgets in the hands of principals...
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