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  • Dental sealants make grade with CPS

    Dental sealants make grade with CPS
    At the Nathan Davis Elementary School library on a recent Wednesday, Angela Worth, a dental hygienist, brushed cloudy white goo onto a second-grader's molars. Twenty seconds under a bright blue light and the cavity-preventing substance — called a...
  • Some aldermen want charter school moratorium

    Some aldermen want charter school moratorium
    A group of aldermen are calling for a moratorium on new charter schools starting in 2014 in Chicago, arguing it doesn't make sense to add new charter seats at a time the city is considering closing public schools that don't have enough students. "It's...
  • Every day is Earth Day for Sarah Elizabeth Ippel

    Every day is Earth Day for Sarah Elizabeth Ippel
    Sarah Elizabeth Ippel's eyes lit up as she peered into the chicken coop at the edge of her school's playground. "There are a few in there," Ippel, 31, said, pointing to several eggs recently laid by the three resident chickens. "Whoever finds them first...
  • 'Mommy No. 2' strives to graduate from high school

    'Mommy No. 2' strives to graduate from high school
    As Nicole "Nickii" Ledcke puts it, she had "legit reasons" to drop out in the elementary grades. Her gangbanger father had been murdered when Ledcke was a toddler, and her unemployed mother was perpetually moving the family of seven children one step...
  • Illinois' presence shrinks at U. of I.

    Illinois' presence shrinks at U. of I.
    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...
  • Weeks in review

     
    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......
  • Should Teach for America pack its bags?

     
    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...
  • CPS asks charter school networks to take over failing schools

    CPS asks charter school networks to take over failing schools
       Chicago Public Schools is considering asking charter school networks to take over several under-enrolled or under-performing schools.    There are several under-enrolled and underperforming schools throughout the city with 123,000 students.   ...
  • Kirk at 1st public appearance in Ill. since stroke: 'Rehab works'

    Kirk at 1st public appearance in Ill. since stroke: 'Rehab works'
    Making what was billed as his first official public appearance in Illinois since he suffered a major stroke, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., took questions from the press at a charter school at Naval Station Great Lakes outside North Chicago this afternoon...
  • Chicago School Strike Hits Third Day

    Chicago School Strike Hits Third Day
    CHICAGO -- Talks were set to start again Wednesday morning with Chicago's school board and striking public school teachers seemingly miles apart from reaching a deal to get 350,000 children back in school. And as rhetoric and accusations came from both...
  • Chicago teachers strike; students and parents scramble

    Chicago teachers strike; students and parents scramble
    Chicago teachers and administrators started talking again Monday, hours after the educators' union called a strike and school officials said they had nothing left to give. Public school teachers launched their first strike in the city in 25 years...
  • How Chicago's Teacher Strike Explains the Education De-revolution

    How Chicago's Teacher Strike Explains the Education De-revolution
    Several good friends of mine work as Chicago Public School teachers, and as the strike continues this week, I can’t help but point out it seems like Chicago’s great at coughing up money for Olympic bids, NATO summits, and TIFF slush funds, but...