Most high schools change schedules

Under its high school restructuring program, the Reform Board is mandating some sort of advisory for freshmen and sophomores as a way to help them with academic planning, career exploration and personal and social issues. In general, the aim is “to have a better relationship between adults and students at the school,” says project manager Gerod Walker.

Chicago Panel drops research for fact-finding

Since August, the Panel has produced three Initiative Status Reports: one on communications between schools and central office, one on the Parents as Teachers First program and one on the small schools program. The reports were distributed to a variety of individuals involved in school change, including the administrators who oversee the programs, funders and policy makers who support them, local school council members, parents, educators and employers.