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CPS releases ISAT scores

Data released by Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday show that the percentage of CPS students in grades three through eight that met or exceeded state standards on this year’s Illinois State Achievement Test dramatically decreased from last year, a result of state officials’ decision to raise the threshold for passing scores.

The Illinois State Board of Education also made revisions to the test this year to align 20 percent of the ISAT questions with the more rigorous Common Core State Standards.

City Colleges’ ambitious Adult Education plan

City Colleges of Chicago announced at the end of last month that more of its students are passing the General Education Development test and that a greater number of Chicago area residents are enrolling in classes to prepare for the GED.

Hiring of Springfield-based SIU lobbyist stokes board rift

Kellogg taps former Campbell Soup exec for leadership institute

CPS releasing more money to schools

University of Chicago moving Booth's Asia campus to Hong Kong

Romeoville campus expansion part of Joliet college's $45 million construction plan

Civic Federation heaps praise on City Colleges

State to help finance medical school for undocumented immigrants

The Illinois Finance Authority board passed a measure on Tuesday that will enable some undocumented immigrants to procure loans to attend dental and medical school in Illinois in exchange for practicing in underserved areas in the state following their residencies.

CPS cuts into schools’ cellphone tower cash deals

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