Our routine snapshot of Illinois school stories covers the flooding, the ACT/SAT difficulty, the IL Theater Festival, and smaller stories about school safety.
A testing consortium has released information as a guide to help parents, teachers, and students navigate the large set of released test questions.
The IL State Charter School Commission has the final say in state-approved charter school renewals, according to the IL Appellate Court.
Flooding has killed at least 1 teenager in southern IL as major North American rivers crest well above the flood stages.
Happy New Year! ESSA, #BlackLivesMatter, floods & tornadoes, concussions, charters, teachers’ strikes, corruption: the big stories of 2015.
Chicagoans are outraged and many are calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign. He might tough it out, but it’s getting more & more difficult.
Young boys in Baltimore, Chicago, and Peoria were shot Friday overnight. One is dead, the other 2 injured, as violence continues in our neighborhoods.
Students at a Chicago high school are boycotting lunch. They say it tastes bad and the company that makes it, Aramark, has to do better.
Two students have been charged, one as a juvenile, one as an adult, with weapons violations for bringing guns to their schools in the northwest suburbs.
3 suburban districts in IL have a plan for snow days so they don’t have to adjust the school calendar if it snows too much: e-learning days.