I still believe that journalism is a worthy academic and career pursuit. But it can't be denied that the newspaper industry's well-publicized struggles in recent years have made journalism a far less enticing career choice than when I chose it in the mid-'80s.
A total of 100 Illinois school districts were ranked by Niche, with each receiving individual grades for its academics, health and safety, teachers, resources and facilities, and extracurricular activities, among other factors.
The Department's Blue Ribbon Schools program awards public and private elementary, middle and high schools for academic excellence and improvement in closing the gap between privileged and underprivileged students.
Launching a new organization is never easy and there are many moving parts. In urban education, there are a lot of complex moving parts. Here are my greatest takeaways from the last nine months with Citizens Schools.
Citizen Schools partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children in low-income communities. We are promoting student achievement, transforming schools and re-imagining education in America.