Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss: May 6 – May 12, 2023

Discover & Explore Noble Schools’ Junior College Fair 2023

By The Noble Schools

“School buses from Hansberry, Mansueto, Rauner, and all of Noble’s other campuses pulled into the Credit One Arena on Wednesday, April 19. Excited juniors stepped out, pulling themselves together to prepare for an afternoon of speaking with college recruiters at Noble’s Annual Junior College Fair.”


Results from Noble Schools’ 2023 Family Experience Survey

By The Noble Schools

“The Family Experience Survey aims to consistently elevate the parent and family voice. As we continue to become an antiracist organization, we must integrate the voice of Noble families into our work. The data in this document is for all Noble Schools. Campus-specific data will be shared in PAC meetings throughout the Spring. Here, we outline what we heard from our families across all of our schools about how we are executing our shared mission and values.”

Illinois lawmakers release first draft of Chicago’s elected school board map 

By Becky Vevea for Chalkbeat Chicago 

“Under a draft map released Friday, Chicago’s elected school board would eventually be drawn from 20 districts reflecting the demographics of the city overall. The proposal from Illinois lawmakers is a long-awaited development in the school district’s shift away from mayoral control. If the draft were adopted, the school board would likely end up skewing whiter than the students it would be representing.” 

Chicago elected school board draft map underrepresents Latino students, say advocates 

By Samantha Smylie for Chalkbeat Chicago 

“The first draft of a proposed map for Chicago’s forthcoming elected school board underrepresents the Latino students who make up about 46% of Chicago Public Schools enrollment, said advocates attending a virtual public hearing on Tuesday.”