Early Childhood Education
The Chicago Teachers Union, parents, and other critics on Thursday accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of misleading the public when he trumpets his achievements in early childhood education.
The state of Illinois has won $80 million in federal funding for early childhood education and experts say the impact down the road will be significant, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new program Monday to bridge the early childhood education gap for poverty level inner city kids.
The center in Englewood, run by Metro Family Services, is a first for that community in many ways.
At a time when Chicago is planning to close dozens of public schools, the city is also expanding its pre-kindergarten program.
Education and technology are becoming increasingly integrated, and keeping up on all of the new educational applications for kids is important. One of the biggest struggles is not finding an app; it is finding the appropriate app.
Parents of preschoolers will soon be able to research the performance of pre-kindergarten programs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Wednesday.
Education experts say money for the youngest kids can pay off in the long run.
Improving education in Illinois has to start well before kindergarten, according to what a state House committee is hearing.