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What’s happening with ESSA?

What’s happening with ESSA?

Earlier this month, Congress voted to block the implementation of a key bundle of Obama-era education policies in a 50-49 Senate vote. A week later, Betsy DeVos issued her own replacement guidelines. Under her new rules, state education agencies have to consult with...
Phantoms Playing Double-Dutch: Why the Fight for Dyett is Bigger than One Chicago School Closing

Phantoms Playing Double-Dutch: Why the Fight for Dyett is Bigger than One Chicago School Closing

They were gathered in the name of Dyett, the high school that the leaders of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced in 2012 would be shuttered at the end of 2015. This group of parents, community members, and students sat in the 95-degree heat to demand a meeting with the alderman, Will Burns. They wanted…

Phantoms Playing Double-Dutch: Why the Fight for Dyett is Bigger than One Chicago School Closing

Why I Go Hungry for Dyett

These are the reasons why I go hungry for Dyett. Because I refuse to accept that the current state of education is the best we can do. Because every child deserves a world class education in their neighborhood.

Praying for a quality school: Parents recount their experiences with Chicago’s school choice system

At both the elementary and high school levels this, the nation’s third-largest school district, gives students and parents the option to apply to schools other than their assigned neighborhood school. CPS encourages families to “Research, Choose, and Register” within a matrix of charter, contract, magnet, International Baccalaureate, and selective enrollment schools