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Cast by critics including the Chicago Teachers Union as villains in the ongoing school closings controversy, privately run charter schools and their advocates are fighting back with efforts that include plans for a downtown rally by a newly formed parents...
Tribune reporterStymied in its efforts to stop the city from closing scores of schools, the Chicago Teachers Union on Monday said it will turn its attention to a voter registration campaign and efforts to oust Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other elected officials. Asked at...
For RedEyeThe phrase "two guys opened a floral shop" sounds like the punch line to a bad joke. But helping low-income students in Chicago is a serious mission for entrepreneurs Steven Dyme, 22, of Wilmette, and Joseph Dickstein, 23, of the West Loop. The...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — The chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education today called on lawmakers to increase funding school funding by $874 million at a time when the state treasury is so short on cash that Gov. Pat Quinn has proposed cuts. “We...
Tribune reporterSpeaking publicly for the first time since Chicago Public Schools announced that more than 50 schools are to close, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the motive behind the plan is to ensure that all children in Chicago receive a quality education. Emanuel faced...
Time for a Chicago history quiz. 1. Who was Ignance (also known as Ignacy) Paderewski? a. A Polish pianist b. The second prime minister of the Republic of Poland c. The namesake of a school on the list of 54 Chicago public schools set to be closed...
Four Hundred Fifty-One Degrees is not a boy band. The group was founded by a boy, and it is led by a boy, but its ranks are primarily girls. It came together just 18 months ago and, depending on the week, it claims 15 to 20 members. That fluctuation...
Chicago teachers asked – no, make that demanded – a raise from Chicago Public Schools even though their company was broke and had no money for raises. Well, they got their raises. Now their company is closing more than 50 underachieving...
Change of SubjectCensure de Persepolis: Inapproprié dans les écoles de Chicago That headline in a Paris-based literary publication Monday indicates just how far and fast the controversy that broke late last week at Lane Tech College Prep High School has spread. Loosely......
The Batavia School District 101 School Board will have plenty of new faces after the April 9 election since only one incumbent is running for four open seats. Departing are board vice president Jack Hinterlong, president Ron Link and member Joseph...
To address a devastating pattern of elementary-grade absenteeism in Chicago Public Schools and across the state, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn have thrown their support behind legislation to lower Illinois' compulsory attendance age from 7 to 6 or...
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