According to the Chicago Sun-Times, CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett sent a note to principals warning that teachers who fail to administer the test could lose their state education certification, adding that the teachers should be ordered to leave the school building if they do not give the test to their students.
“The Chicago Board of Education will discipline any employee who encourages a student not to take the ISAT or who advocates against the ISAT on work time for insubordination and for any disruption of the educational process,” Byrd-Bennett reportedly stated in the letter, according to the newspaper.
Ames Middle School supporters is calling on the Chicago Board of Education to halt any further action on converting the Logan Square school into a Marine-affiliated academy until after the March 18 primary election.
Education policy experts will discuss the "freshman on-track: indicator, which is a program that looks to identify students who are not on track to graduate from high school early on as a means to rectify the situation.
Candidates running in the crowded West Side Democratic primary race for Cook County commissioner had a chance to make their pitch to voters at a candidate forum Wednesday night. Progress Illinois provides some of the highlights from the event.