Teachers, parents, and administrators have been debating whether schools should start implementing the PARCC standardized test, designed to align with the new Common Core standards. We talk with two educators about whether it's time to put the PARCC in place and the value of standardized testing.
Rep. Randy Hultgren joins us to discuss the Affordable Care Act, election year politics, Common Core education standards, and what he’s doing to try and combat rising heroin abuse in Illinois.
It's an unprecedented nationwide effort to raise the achievement bar for all students. Illinois has joined 45 other states in adopting rigorous, new academic standards for students in grades K-12. Elizabeth Brackett reports on what that means for Chicago schools.