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  • "Take a Book, Leave a Book" Little Free Library

    "Take a Book, Leave a Book" Little Free Library
    There is a new non-profit organization in Chicago called 'The Awesome Foundation.' Members donate $1,000 of their own money to do nice things. The first thing they're doing is donating money to a group that will install painted boxes full of free books....
  • Charter schools press CPS for more money

    Charter school advocates are asking Chicago Public Schools to give more money to charter schools in the upcoming school year. With the district cutting per-pupil allocation by 4 percent last year and deciding to keep it flat this coming year, charter...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Daley taps Penny Pritzker's husband for park board president

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 11:22 a.m.; updated at 3:26 p.m. Mayor Richard Daley's new choice to lead the Chicago Park District board said today he expects to face the challenge of providing as many park programs as possible to......
  • Aldermen sign off on Daley's choice for park board president

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 12:42 p.m. Aldermen today approved Mayor Richard Daley's selection of a Chicago ophthalmologist and philanthropist for the Chicago Park District board. Dr. Bryan Traubert, who's married to wealthy prominent Chicagoan Penny...
  • 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...
  • Bill Gates rallies charter school leaders in Chicago

     
    Rallying the faithful, Bill Gates told a national audience of teachers, business leaders and policymakers in Chicago today that the charter school movement "is the only place innovation will come from," while exhorting them to set the bar even higher if...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...