Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss: November 12 – November 18, 2022

Mackenzie Scott donates nearly $50 million to public schools in Chicago

By Becky Vevea for Chalkbeat

“Billionaire philanthropist Mackenzie Scott is donating a combined $48 million to public schools in Chicago as part of her ongoing efforts to give away her wealth.  The grants have no restrictions and can be used by the schools however they want.  Chicago Public Schools received $25 million, the Noble Network of Charter Schools got $16 million, and LEARN Charter School Network will see $7 million.  “It was a pleasant surprise,” said Greg White, president & CEO of LEARN. “We’re thrilled. We’ve been working 20 years for this kind of opportunity.”


Meet the School Psychologists of Noble Schools

By The Noble Schools

“In honor of School Psychologist Week this year, we wanted to take a moment to hear from the psychologists who serve all 18 of our campuses about why they do the work they do. Take a look.”


Parent Leadership at Noble Schools

By The Noble Schools

“This past month, over 30 parents across several Noble schools gathered at UIC College Prep for this year’s first Parent Leadership Series meeting – the first in-person one since 2019! Parents had a chance to connect with other parents and Noble’s community organizers to talk about parent advocacy and involvement at Noble Schools. Live translation was provided for our Spanish-speaking families as well.”