| Sep 19, 2012
What are the lessons learned from the Chicago Teachers Union strike and its battle with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and what does the future look like going forward?
"This didn't have anything to do with the children; this was an adult fight," said the...
| Jul 15, 2012
It was just after Labor Day in 2008 when Malia Burns took a break from the commotion at the Seattle wedding reception of her dear high school friend, Rose Pierce.
Alone in a small alcove away from the action, Malia was watching the Ohio State-USC game on...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 5:50 PM
Teachers and students came together for a special education summit Monday.
Education leaders met at Manual High School for Transform 12. The goal was to get teachers pumped for the upcoming school year and to look at how far Indiana has already come...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 11:11 AM
With uncertainty still surrounding the next Chicago Public Schools budget because of contract talks with teachers, dozens of charter school advocates Monday packed an auditorium inside a LEARN charter school on the West Side to call on the district to...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 3:57 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — A sense of order and decorum prevails at Noble Street College Prep as students move quickly through a hallway adorned with banners from dozens of colleges. Everyone wears a school polo shirt neatly tucked into khaki trousers. There'...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 6:29 PM
Nearly 150 years ago, St. Scholastica Academy opened its doors to educate German immigrants.
This September, the school will once again be a place of learning for immigrant children when the United Neighborhood Organization moves in and welcomes an...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 6:53 PM
Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard voiced support Monday for public dollars “following” students to private schools.
Speaking on a panel at a gathering for the Economic Club of Chicago, Brizard said he supported public dollars...
| Aug 27, 2012
As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.
Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Can Chicago provide the advantages of a Catholic school education to public school students -- and without violating the separation of church and state? Apparently it can. This article in Education Next, maybe the best periodical on school issues, tells.....
| Oct 18, 2010
| 12:58 PM
Residents of one of Chicagoâ€™s richest suburbs have come together to help one of Chicagoâ€™s poorest neighborhoods. Glencoe and Chicagoâ€™s Englewood neighborhood seemingly couldnâ€™t be …...
| Oct 26, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Posted by John Chase at 4:46 p.m. Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel is sitting down with some top local education leaders to fine-tune his platform on Chicago Public Schools, which he has said will be a major part of his......