What’s happening with ESSA?

31788325293_2a277f4e8e_k Earlier this month, Congress voted to block the implementation of a key bundle of Obama-era education policies in a 50-49 Senate vote. A week later, Betsy DeVos issued her own replacement guidelines. Under her new rules, state education agencies have…

Praying for a quality school: Parents recount their experiences with Chicago’s school choice system

At both the elementary and high school levels this, the nation’s third-largest school district, gives students and parents the option to apply to schools other than their assigned neighborhood school. CPS encourages families to “Research, Choose, and Register” within a matrix of charter, contract, magnet, International Baccalaureate, and selective enrollment schools