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CHICAGO (AP) — A sense of order and decorum prevails at Noble Street College Prep as students move quickly through a hallway adorned with banners from dozens of colleges. Everyone wears a school polo shirt neatly tucked into khaki trousers. There'...
CHICAGO (AP) — A unique Chicago charter school has accomplished an uncommon feat for the second year in a row. Every member of Urban Prep's senior class has been accepted into a four-year college or university. The school's first senior class...
ReutersCHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Board of Education is due to vote on Wednesday on a controversial proposal to close 54 schools in the country's third-largest public school district in what would be the largest mass school closing in the nation. The...
Steve ChapmanCan Chicago provide the advantages of a Catholic school education to public school students -- and without violating the separation of church and state? Apparently it can. This article in Education Next, maybe the best periodical on school issues, tells.....
ReutersBy Renita D. Young CHICAGO, May 20 (Reuters) - Chicago police arrested about two dozen people on Monday who were protesting against the planned closure of 54 schools in the country's third-largest school district, ahead of a planned Wednesday vote on the...
You might find Cescily Washington teaching a dance class at a Chicago public school, standing before her young students dressed in her black leotard with her hair pulled back into a bun. Other times she's preparing for upcoming events, such as the North...
Tags: Mavis Staples, Arts, Education, Chicago Public Schools, Schools
Sarah Elizabeth Ippel's eyes lit up as she peered into the chicken coop at the edge of her school's playground. "There are a few in there," Ippel, 31, said, pointing to several eggs recently laid by the three resident chickens. "Whoever finds them first...
There's a time for serious conversation and a time for silliness. And there's always time for running. For 6,700 girls at 287 sites in the Chicago area, Girls on the Run is where it all happens. It's the place to weigh in on heavy stuff, but also do the...
Change of SubjectThe "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
The Chicago City Council will vote on many items Wednesday. None likely will be more important than the zoning change on tap for the property at 2245 W. Pershing Road. That is where Concept Schools, a top-quality charter operator, wants to open the...
During his first official public appearance in Illinois since he suffered a major stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk on Friday announced that "rehab works" and said he hopes his steady improvement serves to encourage others with medical challenges. Kirk took...
Tags: Immigration, North Chicago, Elections, Stroke, Mark Kirk
Tribune reporterMaking what was billed as his first official public appearance in Illinois since he suffered a major stroke, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., took questions from the press at a charter school at Naval Station Great Lakes outside North Chicago this afternoon...
Tags: North Chicago, Education, Stroke, Schools, Mark Kirk
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