Posts Tagged ‘students’

The future of innovation

Competitors from team No. 292 PantherTech Robotics wait for their turn on the playing field. The team's robot has endorsements for some of its sponsors, like Delphi and JCPenney.

Preparing students for tomorrow’s challenges includes teaching them how to build robots. At the U.S. FIRST robotics competition, the future is now.



A teacher, a superintendent, an education technology and teacher training expert and a community activist — all parents — talk about the issues revolving around education. In talking about education, it’s too easy for entrenched interests to retreat to talking points instead of fostering a real give-and-take on the issues. We gathered a classroom teacher [...]

When it goes wrong

Eric Gallagher was hired by Milt Thompson to be North Chicago High School’s new principal. He started his new job on July 1.

If you were making a list of things that could go wrong in a school, you’d inadvertently be drawing up a description of the North Chicago school district.

40 tries


Parents across Chicago and the nation want the best education for their children. One mother describes her effort to make sure her son went to the best possible school and not the worst possible school. That included applying to 40 schools.