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Chicago School System

First Nighter: Ike Holter's 'Exit Strategy' About Failing Public Schools Not Sufficiently Strategic

David Finkle | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

The picture of the astonished, speechless faculty members is accompanied by a devastating sound effect that designer Daniel Perelstein unleashes. Once and for all, the deafening blare drives Holter's critical point home. Audiences won't be chuckling then -- and for the right reasons.

As Kids Prepare for Tests, Parents Prepare to Leave

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.01.2013 | Chicago
Jacqueline Edelberg

Here we all are, waiting on pins and needles for the CPS computer to spit out a letter informing us if our kids made it into one of Chicago's selective enrollment high schools -- about as likely as the Cubs winning the World Series.

Transforming the Public Education System in Chicago

Phyllis Lockett | Posted 04.04.2012 | Chicago
Phyllis Lockett

Simply put, there are not enough great public schools in Chicago -- period. Our city needs more high-performing magnet, selective-enrollment, charter, turnaround and neighborhood schools in communities of highest need.