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Raising School Quality in CPS

By | October 28th, 2015|

No matter what school they attend, all students need a high-quality education that prepares them for success in college, career and life. For that to happen, all public schools in the city of Chicago must be held to the same academic standard. Without this accountability, we would be offering our students and their families far less than they deserve. Today, the Chicago Board of Education will vote on a policy that raises the bar for Chicago’s charter schools. It [...]

Words of Thanks on Principal Appreciation Day

By | October 23rd, 2015|

I’ve been a school principal, so I know what a tough job it is. Principals’ lives revolve around what is happening in their buildings. Long days at school become long evenings and weekends, and they are always juggling the needs of a dozen or more students, parents and staff. It is a challenging job in the best of times, and these are not the best of times for CPS. Our District’s financial crisis places a heavy burden on our [...]

Meeting Diverse Learners’ Needs

By | September 29th, 2015|

I want to thank everyone who came to the Board meeting today to express your concerns about funding for Diverse Learners. We take our students’ needs very seriously, and CPS is committed to meeting the Individualized Education Program requirements of every diverse learner in the district. IEPs are written plan for every child with a disability and they are developed, reviewed, and revised in a meeting in accordance with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act regulations. For those of you [...]

Connecting on What Matters Most

By | September 28th, 2015|

Dear CPS Families, Today we’re launching the Chicago Schools Blog to connect with you about what matters most to all of us: working together to give our kids a good education. We are glad you’ve decided to visit and hope that you will become a regular reader. Through photos, video and stories, we will share with you all the great things that are happening in our schools while giving you the information you need to support our students, from pre-K [...]