| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:03 PM
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...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:48 PM
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.
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:23 PM
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...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:48 PM
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...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:40 PM
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....
| May 18, 2013
| 4:31 AM
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...
| May 18, 2013
| 11:35 AM
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...
| May 20, 2013
| 4:16 AM
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...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:57 PM
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...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 5:07 PM
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...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 6:29 PM
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...