| Jan 27, 2011
| 4:34 PM
A nonprofit that examines the authorization of charter schools gave good marks Thursday to the Los Angeles Unified School District -- a finding that may surprise some local charter school operators who have long battled the school system. The thumbs-up......
| Mar 31, 2013
| 2:10 AM
Indiana has an online database that now lists salaries of most public employees in the state.
Links: Find salaries of most of Indiana's public employees at municipalities, schools and other areas of government. Also find budgets,...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Letters to the editor from Highland Park, Mundelein, Libertyville, Lake Bluff and Lake Forest.
Painting in retirement
Tribune columnist Barbara Brotman recently wrote "Taking up painting not just for ex-presidents; Many come or return to the easel...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Letters to the editor from Orland Park, Tinley Park, Lansing, Homewood and Lockport.
Tax the wealthy
Abraham Lincoln, considered by many the greatest president in U.S. history, believed government could do great things. Lincoln, the creator of our...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday dismissed criticism aimed at his hand-picked school board’s decision to approve seven new charter schools after it shuttered 47 neighborhood schools last year, saying they’re two separate issues.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:54 PM
While Chicago’s Board of Education on Wednesday approved just seven of 17 proposals for new charter schools, the growth of privately run schools in the city remains on a pace sought by advocates.
Five of the seven schools that got the go-ahead are...
| Jun 25, 2014
If you could build a school from the ground up, what would you do? How would you design it? What would you teach?
Indianapolis is in the midst of a fascinating competition under the guise of something called the Innovation School Fellowship. It's a...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 11:56 AM
We are discouraged by the news that Woodland Community Consolidated School District 50 has decided to file a lawsuit against Prairie Crossing Charter School, a state-approved charter school serving 400 students in Lake County.
| May 15, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The Broad Foundation first plunged into the roiling waters of school reform in 1999.
And now, along with its multimillion-dollar investments in leadership and superintendents’ training and urban charter schools, it has its first president in all...
| May 25, 2014
| 3:27 PM
“Do you think you’re going to die this summer?”
That’s a question that 17-year-old Razia Hutchins, a student at Perspectives Charter Schools in Chicago, says she often hears classmates ask one another this time of year.
| Nov 29, 2011
| 10:08 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other city leaders have long heralded charter schools' innovative approach to education, but new research suggests many charters in Chicago are performing no better than traditional neighborhood schools and some are actually doing...
| Dec 2, 2012
Six years ago, when University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign officials announced plans to enroll more undergraduates from outside the state, the public outcry was so intense that the plan was scrapped within a week.
But despite the university's...