Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss: January 28 – February 3, 2023


By Chicago International Charter School

“Since the inception of peer juries, Brittney Taylor, a Behavior Interventionist at CICS Lloyd Bond, has identified patience as one of her many superpowers. “I like to meet students where they are and I look forward to continuing to witness my scholars become more solution-oriented and be better for the future.”


Summer of a Lifetime: Exploring College at Pritzker College Prep

By The Noble Schools

“This is part of a series of blogs from Noble campus representatives to give a deeper look at campus life. It’s that time of year when the weather is cold and dreary, when our seniors are pushing through their last few months till they graduate, and when our sophomores are thinking more than ever about college. So, in other terms, it’s a perfect time to talk about summer and college – or Noble Schools’ Summer of A Lifetime (SOL) program! If you haven’t heard of it, the Summer of a Lifetime program supports hundreds of high-achieving, low-income students from across Noble to participate in summer academic enrichment programs at colleges and universities nationwide. This program is proven to forever influence the trajectory of our students’ lives.”


Where do the candidates for Chicago mayor stand on education? We asked them 10 questions.

By Becky Vevea  and Mauricio Peña for Chalkbeat

“Chicago voters will head to the polls Feb. 28 to vote for a new mayor. There are nine candidates on the ballot and if nobody gets more than 50%, the top two will head to a runoff on April 4. The winner will be the last mayor to have control of Chicago Public Schools before the district transitions to being governed by an elected school board.  Once elected, the new or returning mayor will appoint a school district CEO and seven school board members to oversee the nation’s fourth largest school district, its $9.5 billion budget, 635 schools, and the education of 322,000 children.   All nine candidates come to the race with varying experience in education. To better understand how each one would tackle the challenges facing Chicago Public Schools, Chalkbeat asked each candidate the same ten questions — some of which came directly from our readers.”


Tony Sanders named next Illinois State Superintendent of Education

By Samantha Smylie for Chalkbeat

“Elgin’s U-46 Superintendent Tony Sanders has been named Illinois’ next State Superintendent of Education. He will begin his term on Feb. 23.  After a nationwide search to replace outgoing superintendent Carmen Ayala who is retiring after 40 years in education, the Illinois State Board of Education announced Sanders’ appointment during a special board meeting on Tuesday.”