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  • 49th Ward residents ask alderman to oppose charter schools

    49th Ward residents ask alderman to oppose charter schools
    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,...
  • School bells ring at St. Scholastica's Senior Academy for the final year

    School bells ring at St. Scholastica's Senior Academy for the final year
    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...
  • 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...
  • Report finds charters struggling like other CPS schools

    Report finds charters struggling like other CPS schools
    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...
  • Teachers accused of cheating still working in schools

    Teachers accused of cheating still working in schools
    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....
  • Setting up possible union fight, Emanuel picks new team to helm CPS

    Setting up possible union fight, Emanuel picks new team to helm CPS
    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. Jean-Claude...
  • Quotes and comments

     
    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,......
  • L.A. Unified gets praise for authorizing, overseeing charter schools

     
    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......
  • U.S. gives school a clean bill of health

    U.S. gives school a clean bill of health
    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,...
  • March 22: Midday Fix - Readeo

    March 22: Midday Fix - Readeo
    Readeo 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...