International Baccalaureate Program

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Mayor Dismisses Study That Shows Little Advantage At Charter Schools

The mayor didn’t dispute published study showing privately-run charter schools might be performing no better than regular public schools. Emanuel said that’s yesterday’s debate. He said the issue is making sure every school does a good job.

04/07/2014

Students protest teacher firings outside Lincoln Park High School on Friday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Newsradio)

Lincoln Park H.S. Students Walk Out To Protest Teacher Firings

A few hundred students staged a walkout Friday morning at Lincoln Park High School — one of the state’s top schools — to protest the firings of several teachers, as the school prepares to expand a rigorous program.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2013

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Clemente High School To Adopt International Baccalaureate Curriculum

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday that Roberto Clemente High School will become Chicago’s third school offering solely the rigorous and prestigious International Baccalaureate program.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel To Parents: Don’t Move To The Suburbs

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is asking parents think twice about moving off to the suburbs for the sake of their kids’ education. In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, the mayor said, “You […]

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

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Vallas: Study Vindicates Rigorous International Baccalaureate Program

Former Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Paul Vallas says new research from the University of Chicago vindicates a program he instituted that had many doubters.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012