Terrence Carter, currently the director and chief academic officer of the Academy for Urban School Leadership, has been named superintendent of the New London CT public schools. Before joining AUSL, he was principal of Barton Elementary, which received an Illinois Academic Improvement Award for showing upward trends in test scores for three consecutive years. Barton also served on Mayor Emanuel’s Early Childhood Education Task Force.
This fall, Lloyd Knight will become the director of Lloyd Bond Charter School , which is in the Chicago International Charter School Network. Previously, Knight was a teacher and the assistant director at the school. Before coming to Bond, he founded the Boys Sports Mentoring Group in Newport News, VA, and the Helping Hands Mentoring Program in Raleigh, N.C.
Chicago Commons has won a $1 million Early Childhood Construction Grant from the Illinois Capital Development Board. The grant will support the organization’s child development centers in Back of the Yards, West Humboldt Park and Pilsen with the expansion and renovation of classrooms, playgrounds, improved security and technology upgrades.