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  • Education summit held at Manual High School

    Education summit held at Manual High School
    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...
  • Advocates press CPS to maintain funding for charter schools

    Advocates press CPS to maintain funding for charter schools
    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...
  • New UNO campus welcomes 570 Latino immigrant students

    New UNO campus welcomes 570 Latino immigrant students
    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...
  • Schools manage to fit in fitness

    Anyone who has tried to control a single first-grader can develop a deep admiration for Michelle Glick. On a recent morning at Armstrong Elementary School in Rogers Park, she led a large group of 6- and 7-year-olds in an intense 30-minute cardio...
  • U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calls Gov. Rod Blagojevich 'corrupt'

    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Gov. Rod Blagojevich "corrupt" Sunday and accused him of trying to divert attention from his criminal case by falsely alleging Reid opposed African-American candidates seeking Illinois' Senate seat vacated...
  • Obama's well-stocked Cabinet

    Obama's well-stocked Cabinet
    Now that Barack Obama has filled all of the seats at (and near) his Cabinet table, one thing is clear: The candidate who campaigned on a platform of change attaches equal importance to competence. Seldom has a presidential Cabinet included so many...
  • For all-girl school, joy and worry

    My high school reunion was going amazingly well when the principal called us into a lecture hall. For the previous hour or so, we had shared hugs and laughs, repeatedly gushing, "You look the saaaame!" as we caught up on the 25 years that had passed...
  • Experimental inner-city, all-boys school gets a grade of `incomplete,' for now

     
    There's been a refreshing "Stand and Deliver" quality to the stories about Urban Prep Academy for Young Men, the all-black, all-male public charter school in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood that's sending all 107 graduates to college this fall. This week...
  • Quinn Signs Bill Doubling Charter Schools

    (WGN-AM)- A new law that doubles the number of charter schools allowed in Illinois also will give the state an edge in the competition for roughly $5 billion of federal money meant to encourage school reform, Gov. Pat Quinn said today as he signed the...
  • Chicago Public Schools breakfasts are big on doughnuts, sugary cereals

    Chicago Public Schools breakfasts are big on doughnuts, sugary cereals
    The 10-year-old boy sat grinning at the colorful cellophane wrappers piled in front of him. Moments earlier they'd held three warm doughnuts. Now the treats were in the fifth-grader's belly – along with 600 calories, 18 grams of fat and 36 grams of...
  • FAQ on Chicago's 2016 Olympics bid

    FAQ on Chicago's 2016 Olympics bid
    When is the decision? On Friday. Voting in Copenhagen begins at 5 p.m. -- that's 10 a.m. in Chicago. If Chicago is eliminated in one of the early rounds of voting, we'll learn then. But if it's one of the final contenders, word won't come out until...