FOX 32 Sunday: Patricia Dal Santo, Roger Eddy
FOX 32 Sunday sits down with Patricia Dal Santo and Roger Eddy to discuss schools and report cards for school districts.
Listen to the interview: FOX 32 Sunday: Patricia Dal Santo, Roger Eddy
Morris Herald-News – Troy, Coal City, Plainfield superintendents support new school rating system
Coal City is known as a blue-collar town with a heavy emphasis on the trades. But school standing in the eyes of the state had always relied on students’ performance in standardized tests. So the conventional rating system for Coal City schools never factored in student success in areas – like being good in the hands-on trades that offer multiple career opportunities – other than test-taking.
Saukvalley.com – Vision 20/20 for education begins to take shape
A vision for the future of public education in Illinois has taken two steps forward in the past couple of weeks. Two bills have been signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, one aimed at eliminating achievement gaps in Illinois schools and the other intended to create bigger pools of qualified candidates for teaching and administrative positions.
Press Release: Vision 20/20 gets second bill signed by Gov. Rauner
A second legislative bill was signed yesterday by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner–introduced and passed on behalf of the Vision 20/20 group–ensuring a balanced accountability measure focusing on continuous improvement, recognizing the diversity of struggling schools and aimed at eliminating achievement gaps across the state. The model adopted under HB2683 (now Public Act 99-193) allows local flexibility, promote shared accountability, and is sensitive to local district improvements.
HB2683 Press Release, August 2, 2015