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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other city leaders have long heralded charter schools' innovative approach to education, but new research suggests many charters in Chicago are performing no better than traditional neighborhood schools and some are actually doing...
Educators forced out or disciplined by local districts over cheating and other state testing violations continued working in schools or administering state exams as their cases languished in Springfield without investigation, the Tribune has learned....
Tags: Human Interest, Ethics, Matteson, James Meeks, Values
Tribune reporterTwo years ago, Leonardo Ocampo’s life almost ended at 15 when someone shot him in the back. He had been flirting with gangs in his Little Village neighborhood and hanging out on street corners. One day, a bullet struck him from behind, exiting...
Clusters of children without their required vaccinations in about 200 Illinois schools are raising the chances of school-based outbreaks of serious preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, a Tribune analysis of state data has found. The...
Clout StreetThe University of Chicago Police Department is asking the city to extend the boundaries of its authority so it can help secure three charter schools. The City Council Public Safety Committee recommended the request, made by university Police Chief Marlon...
Tribune reportersThe Chicago Public School's Board of Education will vote on a resolution Wednesday that would give charter schools grants of up to $75,000 and teachers stipends of $800 if they implement a longer school day in 2011-12. The board will vote on whether to...
Tribune reporterThe fight over the longer school day has now moved from the teachers to the parents. Parents from both sides are planning protests at Chicago Public Schools headquarters Wednesday as the Board of Education sits down for its monthly scheduled board...
WGN NewsThere is a new non-profit organization in Chicago called 'The Awesome Foundation.' Members donate $1,000 of their own money to do nice things. The first thing they're doing is donating money to a group that will install painted boxes full of free books....
Tags: Education, Human Interest, Schools, WGN, Chicago
Tribune reporterCharter school advocates are asking Chicago Public Schools to give more money to charter schools in the upcoming school year. With the district cutting per-pupil allocation by 4 percent last year and deciding to keep it flat this coming year, charter...
Tribune reporterEducation Secretary Arne Duncan has accepted an apology from the president of the Chicago Teachers Union for a joke she made about him having a lisp. At a union event in Seattle last month, Karen Lewis said she could tell Duncan "went to a private...
As commuters bustled away from downtown on a recent Friday evening, Chicago's skyscrapers turned to silhouette, framed by an orange autumn sunset. But that wasn't the view that made John Rowe linger. From his office on the 54th floor of Chase Tower...
Change of SubjectYou had control of the Congress for two-thirds of your current tenure...Charles Krauthammer, writing to President Obama. This is the sort of rank political fiction that always comes back to deliver a bite to the rear end. In this case,......
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