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  • How about spending this TV ad money on schools instead of spin?

     
    He plays politics like the Hanson Brothers played hockey... Rich Miller on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel The context here is the anti-union group Education Reform Now's reported $1 million TV ad buy in which Emanuel is seen doing a bit......
  • Judge denies class-action status in CPS school closings suit

    Judge denies class-action status in CPS school closings suit
    A federal judge has denied class-action status to plaintiffs in two lawsuits seeking to block school closings in Chicago. The two lawsuits, backed by the Chicago Teachers Union, said students with disabilities and African-American students are...
  • Judge allows CPS to continue school closing plan

    Judge allows CPS to continue school closing plan
    The legal effort to derail Chicago Public Schools’ plan to shut down scores of schools came to a likely end Thursday when a federal judge denied a request for a preliminary injunction sought by parents of students affected by the closings. U.S....
  • School year ends with sit-in at one school

    School year ends with sit-in at one school
    For the most part, the school year ended Wednesday without a hitch, although a small group of activists staged a sit-in for several hours at one of the schools being closed by the Chicago Public Schools. A 15-year-old who was part of the sit-in at...
  • CPS high school graduation rates continue to rise

    CPS high school graduation rates continue to rise
    A week after his hand-picked Board of Education approved the contentious closing of 49 elementary schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel touted rising graduation rates as a sign that the district is on the right track. A projected 63 percent of Chicago public...
  • Littlest orator moves people on both sides of CPS debate

    Littlest orator moves people on both sides of CPS debate
    Just 4 feet tall, the tiniest student protester stands on a chair to reach the lectern. The microphone is adjusted so he can speak to the crowds of people, who are sometimes stunned for a second — who is this kid? — and then electrified....
  • Teachers elect Lewis to 2nd term as CTU head

    Teachers elect Lewis to 2nd term as CTU head
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, an often controversial leader who took on Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a strike last fall and has been leading the fight against the district’s plan to close schools, was reelected to a second three-year term...
  • CTU teachers, parents march to protest closings

    CTU teachers, parents march to protest closings
    About 100 people, including local teachers, parents and students, marched Saturday morning on the South Side in protest of the proposed closing of 54 schools. The protest, organized by the Chicago Teachers Union, kicked off at 10 a.m. at Jesse Owens...
  • Protesters: Route to new school a 'danger zone'

    Protesters: Route to new school a 'danger zone'
    Beads of sweat dripped down Jitu Brown’s face as he addressed about 150 marchers who had gathered on Sunday afternoon outside Overton Elementary School in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. The school at East 49th Street and South Indiana...
  • People protesting planned school closings arrested at City Hall

    People protesting planned school closings arrested at City Hall
    More than 20 people protesting Chicago Public School plans to close 53 elementary schools were arrested this afternoon at City Hall, officials said. The protesters were arrested after sitting and blocking elevators on the main floor of the building...
  • Panel seeks solutions to school absenteeism

    Panel seeks solutions to school absenteeism
    At a West Side town hall meeting Saturday, a panel of elected officials and community activists decried Chicago’s crisis in elementary grade truancy and absenteeism, and vowed to work on reforms that could save countless children from failure in...
  • Chicago schools consider unified calendar

    Chicago schools consider unified calendar
    Chicago Public Schools students would be on the same calendar in the coming year, one that begins Aug. 26 — at least a week before most students now start school — and ends June 10, under a proposal the Board of Education will vote on...