Monthly Archives: February 2015

IB Programs Hold Promise in CPS, but Concerns Remain

For Kimberly Lebovitz and a growing number of Chicago Public Schools educators, there’s only one answer to the question of the best school curriculum available: the International Baccalaureate program. Successful implementation of the program is difficult, requiring resources and strong commitment from a school community. However, Lebovitz, the IB Primary Years Programme Coordinator at the
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To Cancel, or Not to Cancel? The Odd Formula for Shuttering Schools in Frozen Temps

Given the frozen temperatures and threats of sub-zero wind chills forecast for the balance of the week, the hard decisions are on schools about whether to shut down to save children, faculty and staff from braving the conditions or getting stuck in unsafe conditions. On January 7, Chicago Public Schools, Evanston/Skokie School District 65, and
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Human Rights Watch: U.S. Juvenile Justice Policies Fall Short

The United States took a hit in its chapter of Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2015, which, among other things, investigated the racial biases and treatment of juveniles within the nation’s criminal justice system. HRW noted, for example, that African American men are six times more likely to be arrested than their white counterparts. Part
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