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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...
Change of SubjectOur Bridget Doyle reports: Chicago Public Schools is considering a new sex education program that would discuss sexual orientation and gender identity for the first time, chief health officer Stephanie Whyte said. The program, prompted in part by new...
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...
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...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel gave Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy his “100 percent support” Monday despite complaints from some aldermen fed up with the department’s inability to bring down violence in their neighborhoods. The mayor...
National science fairs, spelling bees and spoken word contests seem to get their share of attention. But over the next few days, schools in the Chicago area will host a less-heralded competition — their history fairs, with students hoping to win and...
Tags: Chicago Public Library, Asia, Music, Students, Civil Rights
Morgan Park's protest of its 60-56 overtime loss to Young in the Public League championship game Feb. 15 has been denied, according to Chicago Public Schools official Frank Shuftan. Shuftan said the bookkeeping error alleged by Morgan Park — in...
Tags: Morgan Park
First lady Michelle Obama will bring a star-studded lineup to Chicago on Thursday to tout the success of her national campaign against childhood obesity. But some of the toughest battles on that front are still being fought at neighborhood schools far...
Tags: Obesity, Social Issues, Students, Education, McCormick Place
Tribune reporterThomas Hacker, a convicted pedophile who is more than 20 years into a 100-year prison sentence, was named as a defendant in four lawsuits filed Wednesday on behalf of men who say they were molested by Hacker decades ago. The plaintiffs, all listed as...
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