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Like many other public school districts throughout the nation, Chicago Public Schools has a majority of underrepresented, low-income and first-generation students. Many of my students tell me they firmly believe attaining a college degree is simply out of...
Tribune reportersTimika Rutledge-German finally accepted there was only so much she could do to protect her 15-year-old son from Chicago's dangerous streets, but when he called for her help, she knew she would go. On Monday night, her son phoned her for a ride home....
Tags: Theft, Hadiya Pendleton, Kenwood, Cornbread, Gang Activity
Do punks and gangs run Chicago's schools? You'd get that idea listening to parents and activists protesting the closings of 61 school buildings by Chicago Public Schools. The schools should remain open, protesters say, because kids will be caught in the...
Tags: Politics, Elementary Schools, Schools, Education, CBS Corp.
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...
Tags: Schools, Chicago Loop, Education, West Loop, Personal Income
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...
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...
Change of SubjectFrom Sunday's print column Let's not pretend that when you close schools on the South and West sides, the children affected aren't black. Let's not pretend that's not racist....Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, speaking at a protest rally...
Change of SubjectRacism is an effect of institutional policies that does not require bigotry as a motive....Steve Rhodes The racial makeup of Chicago Public Schools students is African-American: 41.6% Latino: 44.1% White: 8.8% Asian/Pacific Islander: 3.4% Native American:...
In the recent controversy surrounding "Persepolis," Marjane Satrapi's stellar graphic memoir about growing up during the Iranian Revolution, much of the focus has been devoted to trying to determine exactly what Chicago Public Schools officials ordered. A...
Tribune reportersOn a day when Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the time for negotiations on school closings was over, the Chicago Teachers Union led hundreds of supporters in a highly orchestrated downtown rally and march as part of its continuing efforts to derail the district's...
Tribune reportersHours before the Chicago Teachers Union was set to lead a protest in the Loop, Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said the time for negotiations is over and he's moving forward on a plan to close 54 schools. The plan unveiled last week to shut down 53 elementary...
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