Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Education & Schools
  3. Education Policies

Plans for student tracking system underway in Chicago and other Illinois schools

On May 21, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Illinois will receive an $11.9 million federal stimulus grant to track student progress. Nineteen other states are included as recipients.

According to state and federal officials, when the program is fully operational, it will be possible to track a student's progress from early childhood through elementary school, high school, college and career.

Including the stimulus grant money and a $9 million federal grant from 2009, Illinois has close to $21 million available to create the tracking system.

The data collected from the system will meet federal privacy laws, but be available for parents, business owners, elected officials and community leaders, federal officials said.




  • Derek Hough
    Derek Hough brings quadruple threat talent to 'DWTS' and beyond
    Today's Buzz
  • Hookah smoking
    Young adults believe hookah smoking pose no health threat
    7 Photos
  • Top outdoor activities
    Don't spend your summer indoors: Top outdoor activities to do with your significant other
    10 Photos
  • Baby shower idea for men
    A new twist on baby showers is throwing a Daddy Baby-Q
    7 Photos
  • Wedding special
    'Curvy Brides' offers a new look into every bride's pursuit for her picture perfect wedding gown
    7 Photos
  • Morbid obesity
    Health: Morbid obesity decreases life span by up to 16 years
    7 Photos