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  1. Sticky Thread Resources Helpful Resources on Finding Schools in Chicago

    Below is a list of helpful links and resources for learning about schools in Chicago. We'll continue to revise this list so that it's as updated as...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-05-2010 11:44 AM
    chicago, chicago high schools, chicago private, chicago public, college admissions
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  2. Sticky Thread Public Schools Best Elementary Schools in Chicago and Surburbs - Chicago Magazine (Oct 2010)

    In the October 2010 issue of Chicago Magazine, Dennis Rodkin updates his ranking of the best public elementary schools in Chicago and the Suburbs...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-08-2010 10:06 AM
    chicago, chicago public
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  3. Sticky Thread Public Schools Map of CPS Options for Knowledge Elementary Schools 2012

    Curious which CPS elementary schools are close to you? One curious dad decided to map them himself. Click on the link below that maps out all the CPS...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-06-2011 11:00 AM
    chicago, chicago public, cps
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  4. Sticky Thread Public Schools Top 50 elementary schools in Chicago area based on 2011 ISAT

    The Chicago Sun-Times bases its exclusive rankings of schools on average scores on the Illinois State Achievement Tests. Keller Gifted*...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-02-2011 10:35 AM
    chicago, chicago public, chicago top elementary, cps, illinois report cards 2011, isat
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  5. Sticky Thread Public Schools Top 50 middle schools in Chicago area based on 2011 ISAT

    The Chicago Sun-Times bases its exclusive rankings of schools on average scores on the Illinois State Achievement Tests. Young Magnet* (Chicago)...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-02-2011 10:42 AM
    chicago, chicago public, cps, illinois report cards 2011, isat, top chicago middle schools
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  6. Sticky Thread Public Schools Top 50 high schools in Chicago area based on 2011 PSAE

    The Chicago Sun-Times bases its exclusive rankings of schools on average scores on the Prairie State Achievement Exams. Northside Prep*...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-02-2011 10:51 AM
    chicago, chicago public, chicago top high schools, cps, illinois report cards 2011, psae
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  7. Sticky Thread Public Schools Top 25 CPS Elementary Schools Ranked By % of Third Graders Exceeding 2012 ISAT Standards

    Below is a list of the top 25 Chicago public elementary schools ranked by the percentage of third graders exceeding 2012 Illinois standards...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-22-2012 04:33 PM
    chicago, chicago public, chicago standardized tests, cps, isat
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  8. Sticky Thread Public Schools Top 25 Chicago Public Schools High Schools By 2012 Mean Composite ACT Scores

    Below is a list of the 25 top scoring CPS high schools by their mean composite ACT scores in the 2012 Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE). The...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-22-2012 04:42 PM
    chicago, chicago public, chicago public high schools, cps, cps high schools, psae
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  9. Sticky Thread Public Schools CPS Releases 2013-2014 Cutoff Scores for Selective Enrollment High Schools

    Chicago Public Schools Office of Access and Enrollment has released the cutoff scores for the Selective Enrollment High Schools (Brooks, Jones, King,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-25-2013 12:13 PM
    chicago, chicago public, chicago selective enrollment high schools, cps
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  1. Public Schools Parents worried plans to expand Andrew Jackson Language Academy would spread the school too thin

    This from Chicago Tribune by Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah:Plans to expand the nationally recognized Andrew Jackson Language Academy on the Near West Side...

    Started by theschoolboards, 12-08-2010 10:02 AM
    chicago, chicago public, jackson magnet chicago
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  2. Local News Parents United for Responsible Education Complains That Flunking CPS kids Is Harmful

    This from Chicago Sun-Times by Rosalind Rossi:Thousands of Chicago Public School students have been unfairly flunked and forced to repeat a grade due...

    Started by theschoolboards, 12-08-2010 10:17 AM
    chicago, chicago public
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  3. Local News Chicago schools confront an uncertain future - Next mayor to face urgent challenge

    This from the Chicago Tribune by Diane Rado:Like the menu at a potluck supper, Chicago Public Schools has a dizzying array of offerings, from...

    Started by theschoolboards, 12-28-2010 09:32 AM
    chicago, chicago public
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  4. Local News Chicago Schools Inspector General Recommends Bans for Two Principals

    This from Chicago Sun-Times by Rosalind Rossi:The Chicago Schools Inspector General has recommended that Principal Joyce Kenner be banned for life...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-04-2011 11:27 AM
    chicago, chicago public, joyce kenner, lane tech chicago, whitney young magnet chicago
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  5. Local News Mayoral front-runner Rahm Emanuel backs crackdown on Chicago teachers

    This from the Chicago Sun-Times by Abdon M. Pallasch and Fran Spielman:Mayoral front-runner Rahm Emanuel supports curtailing teachers’ right to...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-10-2011 10:51 AM
    chicago, chicago public, rahm emanuel
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  6. Local News Quality Education in Chicago: For Members Only?

    This from Huffington Post by Julie Woestehoff:They're doing it again. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is trying to hoard the best education resources...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-10-2011 10:58 AM
    chicago, chicago public, international college prep chicago
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  7. Local News After parents protest, Elmhurst school no longer links body fat to physical fitness grade

    This from the Chicago Tribune by Hailey Branson-Potts, Erin Meyer and Dawn Rhodes:Elmhurst students have long been checked on how long it takes to...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-19-2011 10:38 AM
    chicago, chicago public, elmhurst public
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  8. Local News How Rahm Emanuel will fix education as mayor of Chicago

    This from FOX Chicago News:We asked each mayoral candidate how they would fix education in the City of Chicago if elected. Each candidate was given...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-26-2011 10:00 AM
    chicago, chicago public, rahm emanuel
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  9. Local News Illinois schools take steps to combat food allergies in response to student death

    This from the Chicago Tribune by Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah:Even as schools across Illinois put the finishing touches on new state-mandated food allergy...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-26-2011 10:17 AM
    food allergies
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  10. Local News Charters bring drama to Chicago Public School board meeting

    This from the Chicago Tribune by Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah:Here's a telling detail to understand the level of rancor consuming the charter school debate:...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-27-2011 09:37 AM
    chicago, chicago charters, chicago public
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  11. Local News Lane Tech may open a gifted middle school this fall

    This from the Chicago Tribune by Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah:Lane Tech, one of the city's top high schools, could open a gifted middle-school program...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-29-2011 01:19 PM
    chicago, chicago gifted, chicago public, lane tech chicago
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  12. Local News Parents worked up over quality and quantity of homework

    This from the Chicago Tribune by Diane Rado:The daily grind starts as early as kindergarten, sometimes even preschool, for today's kids, as any...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-14-2011 11:57 AM
    chicago, chicago public, cusd 200, homework
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  13. Local News Chicago parents hiring tutors to prep preschoolers for CPS selective-enrollment exam

    This from the Chicago Tribune by Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah:To test into some of Chicago's top schools, incoming kindergartners must be able to do more...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-15-2011 10:13 AM
    chicago, chicago public, cps, karen quinn, test prep, testing
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  14. Local News Illinois Governor Quinn wants to reduce number of school districts from 869 to no more than 300

    This from the Chicago Tribune by Diane Rado and Tara Malone:Details that emerged Thursday indicate Gov. Pat Quinn's proposal to slice the number of...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-19-2011 10:43 AM
    chicago, illinois, illinois school districts
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  15. Local News High school admission cutoff scores reveal impact of Chicago Public School's diversity policy

    This from Chicago Tribune by Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah:Scores needed for admission to selective enrollment high schools last fall increased for students...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-01-2011 09:14 AM
    chicago, chicago public, chicago selective enrollment high schools
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  16. Public Schools Chicago Selective Enrollment High Schools First Round Scores

    Below are the score cutoffs of students offered first-round seats at Chicago's nine selective-enrollment high schools. "Rank" reflects those...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-04-2011 10:34 AM
    chicago, chicago public, chicago selective enrollment high schools
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  17. Private Schools Principal Discretion Process for Chicago Selective Enrollment High Schools Open Today

    The Magnet and Selective Enrollment Schools and Programs Admissions Policy allows principals of Selective Enrollment High Schools to exercise a five...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-04-2011 10:40 AM
    chicago, chicago principal discretion, chicago public, chicago selective enrollment high schools
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  18. Local News Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp: Unequal schools are 'country's greatest injustice'

    This from the Chicago Tribune by Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah:Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp, 43, was in Chicago this past week to promote her book "A...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-13-2011 10:09 AM
    education, teach for america, wendy kopp
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  19. Public Schools Gifted Lane Tech middle school program closer to reality

    This from Chicago Tribune by Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah:A gifted middle school program that will allow early admission to Lane Tech High School, one of...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-15-2011 10:05 AM
    chicago, chicago academic centers, chicago gifted, chicago public, lane tech chicago
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  20. Local News Emanuel may go outside city for new Chicago Public Schools CEO

    This from the Chicago Tribune by Joel Hood, Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah and Kristen Mack:While his handpicked education team met this week to begin...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-18-2011 10:29 AM
    chicago, chicago public, rahm emanuel
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    • Views: 2,396
    03-18-2011 10:29 AM Go to last post

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