| 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,...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:24 PM
When St. Scholastica Academy closed its doors in June, there was at least one comforting prospect for the rising seniors.
They could return to the legendary all-girls Catholic school on Chicago’s North Side and make their mark as the last group...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 6:37 AM
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...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 11:18 AM
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...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:54 PM
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...
| 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 23, 2011
Educators forced out or disciplined by local districts over cheating and other state testing violations continued working in schools or administering state exams as their cases languished in Springfield without investigation, the Tribune has learned....
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:27 PM
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel pushed ahead with his pledge to reshape Chicago Public Schools on Monday, introducing an executive team led by a reformer from Rochester, N.Y., who has been unafraid to mix it up with teachers unions and parents.
| Nov 21, 2011
| 4:32 PM
You had control of the Congress for two-thirds of your current tenure...Charles Krauthammer, writing to President Obama. This is the sort of rank political fiction that always comes back to deliver a bite to the rear end. In this case,......
| 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......
| Oct 8, 2010
Could the Southwest Side be quietly hosting the healthiest school in the Midwest?
If you judge by a prestigious federal award program, it very well might.
Tuesday morning the Academy of Global Citizenship, nestled in the shadow of Midway Airport,...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 10:49 AM
Tips for reading with your children
Do it! Take the time to read every day
Use Readeo to get the extended family involved
Let children pick out their own books from the bookstore or library
Make it interactive -- point things out to a child...