Reaction to Connecticut School Shooting

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December 17, 2012 - Reaction to Connecticut School Shooting

Memorials, vigils and funerals were held today for some of the victims of the school shooting rampage in Connecticut. We take a closer look.

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Web Extra: American Graduate Special

Extended Conversation on Chicago’s Dropout Crisis

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December 06, 2012 - Web Extra: American Graduate Special

Is Chicago on the right path in fighting its chronic high school dropout problem? Our panelists – young people, educators at challenging schools, researchers and thought leaders – answer candid questions from members of our studio audience and viewers at home in a 30-minute web-exclusive conversation.

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The Faces Behind Chicago’s High School Dropout Crisis

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December 06, 2012 - The Faces Behind High School Dropouts

With a high school dropout rate around 35 percent, Chicago is a city full of out-of-school teenagers. Educators, activists, reformers, and district officials have competing ideas on how to reverse this trend. Yet students’ perspectives are often missing from the conversation on dropout prevention. We talk with young people – two who left CPS without a high school diploma, and one who decided to stay in school – about their ideas to change the system.

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Educators on the Challenge of Teaching At-Risk Kids

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December 06, 2012 - Educators on the Challenges of Teaching

We talk with the educators who try to keep kids from falling off the grid, one student and one day at a time.

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Big Picture: Ways to Unravel Chicago’s High School Dropout Epidemic

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December 06, 2012 - Big Picture: Chicago’s Dropout Epidemic

Communities across Chicago are concerned with the city’s alarming high school dropout rate. But what would a comprehensive, district-wide dropout prevention campaign actually look like? And is CPS on the right path to unraveling this problem? We evaluate the big picture with University of Chicago researcher Elaine Allensworth and alternative schools leader Jack Wuest.

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IL House Votes to Allow CPS More Time on School Closings

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See how the Illinois House voted on SB 0547 in our interactive graphic.

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CPS Announces Five-Year Moratorium

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Chicago Public Schools announced a five-year moratorium on school closings starting next fall. In exchange for the moratorium, CPS has requested an extension on announcing school closings from the Illinois General Assembly.

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Advance Illinois

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November 13, 2012 - Advance Illinois

Bill Daley hands out poor grades to Illinois' public schools, and outlines his vision for a better future for students.

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New Medill Dean Talks Challenges Ahead

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November 01, 2012 - New Medill Dean Talks Challenges Ahead

The new dean of Northwestern's Medill School stops by for a conversation on how to educate the next generation of journalists.

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American Graduate Special

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December 06, 2012 - American Graduate Special

Chicago’s high school dropout rate – about 35 percent – is at the heart of the city’s problems with poverty, violence and unemployment. We delve deeper on a special episode of Chicago Tonight.

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Behind-the-Scenes of American Graduate Special

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In Chicago Tonight’s American Graduate Special, we delve deeper into the city’s dropout epidemic. Young people, educators, researchers and leaders come together as panelists and audience members. Take a look at our behind-the-scenes slideshow of the American Graduate Special.

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Truancy: Chicago’s Missing Student Problem

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December 06, 2012 - Truancy: Chicago’s Missing Students

Students who are truant in their K-8 years are much more likely to drop out of high school later down the road. Elizabeth Brackett reports on one elementary school’s hands-on approach to combat the truancy crisis.

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OneGoal Sets High Bar for Low-Income Students

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December 06, 2012 - OneGoal Sets High Bar for Students

How do you narrow the college achievement gap between low- and high-income students? A new program in Chicago schools is trying a new strategy: teaching character.

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Senate Extends Deadline on Chicago School Closings

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The Illinois Senate unanimously approved a bill to extend the deadline for Chicago Public Schools to make a list of school closings.

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School Closings Loom Large

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November 27, 2012 - School Closings Loom Large

Chicago Public Schools brace for the possibility of dramatic closings, while the district and union argue over the value of shuttering schools -- and just how to do it.

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Diane Ravitch on Education Reform

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November 20, 2012 - Diane Ravitch on Education Reform

She was one of the strongest voices in the school reform movement, but less than a decade ago, Diane Ravitch, a former assistant secretary of education under President George H. W. Bush, had a change of heart.

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Turkish Education Reformer on Global Movement to Improve Schools

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November 08, 2012 - Global Movement to Improve Schools

What can Chicago learn from education reform in Turkey? We talk with a visiting reformer about the global challenges of improving schools.

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