Statement from Robin Steans, Executive Director of Advance Illinois, on the Performance of Illinois and Chicago on the Nation’s Report Card

October 28, 2015: The nation’s report card released today provides new and impactful insight into student performance in classrooms across Illinois, Chicago as well as the nation’s largest cities and other states. The results are a clarion call for us all and a cautious reminder that the important work of providing a high-quality public education […]

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Commentary: CPS Success? Yes.

Chicago Tribune – October 2, 2015: As a new school year gets into full swing, the media coverage of Chicago Public Schools continues to paint a bleak portrait: $500 million budget deficit, crushing pension obligations, superintendent resignation amid a federal probe, hunger strike over school closure and the threat of a teacher strike and layoffs. There’s no […]

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