| Dec 11, 2013
The school day had ended more than an hour earlier, but about 200 students remained inside Parker Community Academy one recent afternoon.
Tutors helped them practice reading and finish homework assignments. Some students rehearsed songs they had learned...
| Nov 13, 2013
Now that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has announced Paul Vallas as his running mate, the five major teams for Illinois governor and lieutenant governor in next year's elections are set. Here's a look at each of them:
For Quinn, Vallas...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel had little to say today about embattled charter school network UNO or activist Rev. Al Sharpton drawing attention to Chicago’s gun violence, but jumped at the opportunity to discuss Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Re. "Commentary: Some truisms and falsehoods about schools," (Oct. 13): It's difficult to know where to start to address the misstatements in this commentary. A more accurate title would be "America at the bottom of the class."
How else to describe the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The Hinsdale Township High School Board has named the acting superintendent Bruce Law as its permanent leader.
The board voted 6-1 in favor of the appointment. The vote came Monday after the board met in closed session for a short time.
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds Teach for America is great in theory. Recent graduates from elite universities teach for two years in underserved school systems, move on to successful careers in business, politics, healthcare, etc, and act as lifelong advocates for...
| Jul 9, 2013
In Chicago, there has been a lot of public debate on the direction of our public education system and how best to improve education for all our students. While there are no quick fixes, one thing is clear: We need to do a better job of investing in and...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: The Afternoon Shift (WBEZ-FM 91.5) Host Rick Kogan talks about the week's two hottest stories -- school closings and......
| May 2, 2013
| 4:33 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Mar 11, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Hundreds of North Side residents are asking their alderman, Joe Moore, to publicly oppose the opening of future charter schools in Chicago's 49th ward.
On Sunday night, the residents gathered at the Willye White Field House to discuss several issues,...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 12:10 PM
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — In 11 years of teaching, ditching students' desk chairs in favor of yoga balls is one of the best decisions Robbi Giuliano thinks she ever made.
Replacing stationary seats with inflatable bouncers has raised productivity...
| Feb 12, 2013
Elliott Cole spent much of his childhood waiting for this moment.
It was a wintry Friday night in Westchester, and legendary St. Joseph coach Gene Pingatore walked down the sideline to approach him.
The conversation was surreal, but it was nothing...