Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss: September 10 – September 16, 2022

Meet The New Principals and Chiefs at Noble Schools

By The Noble Schools

“This school year, we have seven new leaders stepping up to guide our campuses and teams at Noble Schools. Take a minute to read more about them and their experience in education below.”

Chicago schools see COVID vaccination rates backslide with a wave of new students

By  Mauricio Peña and  Thomas Wilburn for Chalkbeat

“Chicago Public Schools continues to struggle with COVID vaccine uptake as younger, unvaccinated students replace vaccinated graduates, but the district exceeds national averages in most children’s age groups. Across all district-run schools, the average school vaccination rate is 39.6%, a drop from May when the average school rate was 44.7%. The pattern is mirrored at individual schools across the city, which are experiencing dips in the number of students who have completed the COVID-19 vaccine series, data shows. Rates remain the lowest at predominantly Black schools on the South and West Sides, according to a data analysis by Chalkbeat.”

Two new Chicago efforts to cultivate more diverse teachers land federal grants

By  Mila Koumpilova  for Chalkbeat

“Two new initiatives to recruit and support aspiring teachers at some of Chicago’s highest-need public schools are getting an infusion of federal cash.  Chicago Public Schools and DePaul University are receiving a collective $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education, part of a broader grant program to support innovative ways of enlisting, preparing, and retaining more educators, especially teachers of color. The district’s program aims to offer more help and guidance to student teachers — educators-to-be working on district campuses while they pursue licensure — at high-poverty, hard-to-staff schools across the city.”