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Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett vowed Monday to move forcefully to address the city's crisis in K-8 truancy and absenteeism, declaring: "We must work to shut down the dropout pipeline." She said that "while the district has not fully...
Clout StreetA group of aldermen are calling for a moratorium on new charter schools starting in 2014 in Chicago, arguing it doesn't make sense to add new charter seats at a time the city is considering closing public schools that don't have enough students. "It's...
At the Nathan Davis Elementary School library on a recent Wednesday, Angela Worth, a dental hygienist, brushed cloudy white goo onto a second-grader's molars. Twenty seconds under a bright blue light and the cavity-preventing substance — called a...
Donte Ingram's first season at Simeon has been a whirlwind. Just as the 6-foot-5 junior, a transfer from Danville, was earning extended minutes off the bench, he was declared ineligible by the Illinois High School Association due to residency issues....
Meet the McKeevers. Last week, Lester and Nancy McKeever moved out of the penthouse apartment where they've lived for nearly 40 years. If you only knew that the McKeevers are one of Chicago's longtime power couples, then maybe that would be enough...
Tribune reporterNo. 3 Simeon took a 26-23 halftime lead over No. 2 Morgan Park in a Chicago Public League meeting at Chicago State on Wednesday. Simeon's Jaylon Tate had eight points and Jabari Parker added seven points and four rebounds in the first half. Morgan Park'...
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Change of SubjectParent and Chicago Public Schools teacher P.J. Karafiol's Project Manifesto: What drives me crazy is the project that takes place entirely out-of-class, with no clear connection to skills acquired in class, and without enough structure that a student...
Morgan Park’s loaded backcourt is now complete. Senior point guard Markee Williams, who transferred from Morgan Park to Crane and then back to Morgan Park, has been declared eligible by Chicago Public Schools administration, according to Morgan...
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Barbara Byrd-Bennett still remembers how often her daughter, Nailah, quoted coaches of every sport growing up in New York. Nowadays, Byrd-Bennett frequently hears similar reverence repeated from her twin grandsons, who just started playing football....
Special to the TribuneTeachers in Community Unit District 300 went out on strike this morning after failing to reach an agreement on a new contract. Negotiators for the teachers union and the school district met for nearly nine hours Monday but failed to reach an agreement,...
Teachers in Community Unit District 300 reached a deal with the school board late Tuesday to end a one-day walkout and reopen classes Wednesday in the large, far northwest suburban school district. Talks had broken down late Monday, prompting the...
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