Williams has now become the first black woman to serve in the position.

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Chance the Rapper’s organization SocialWorks has teamed up with Lyft to raise money for Chicago Public Schools.

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Chicago's Ariel Community Academy is prepping its students to invest in stocks by the time they reach the fourth grade.

Analysis of federal data finds that charter schools suspend students at a higher rate than public schools do. It also reveals racial disparities in charter school suspensions.

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The school choice battle rages on — public school proponents believe their way of implementing education is the best way, while proponents of charter schools believe their way of instructing our youth is better. To educate our youth, do we have to choose public or charter schools? Can we take elements from both sides to […]


In a new report, the U.S. Education Department projected that this fall, the percentage of white students in public schools will drop from 51 percent in 2012 to 49.7. In other words: for the first time ever, the majority of students in the public school system will be children of color. The implications are tremendous. […]