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  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Move to lower mandatory school age faces 'uphill climb'

    Move to lower mandatory school age faces 'uphill climb'
    To address a devastating pattern of elementary-grade absenteeism in Chicago Public Schools and across the state, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn have thrown their support behind legislation to lower Illinois' compulsory attendance age from 7 to 6 or...
  • Lawmakers vote to lower mandatory school age to 6 from 7

    Lawmakers vote to lower mandatory school age to 6 from 7
    Illinois children would have to be in school at age 6 instead of 7 starting in September 2014 under a bill that cleared the legislature Thursday in Springfield, giving education officials a tool to fight a truancy crisis that reaches into the earliest...
  • Emanuel gets low marks on schools

    Emanuel gets low marks on schools
       Chicago voters hold a dim view of Rahm Emanuel's stewardship of public education after a tumultuous year that featured a teachers strike and the mayor's push to close many neighborhood elementary schools, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.    ...
  • Lawmakers threaten to push CPS closings moratorium

    Lawmakers threaten to push CPS closings moratorium
    A group of black and Latino state lawmakers said today they will push legislation that would freeze efforts by Chicago Public Schools to close dozens of schools beginning later this year, though it’s unclear how much traction such an idea would gain...
  • Stylish MCA celebration; Pride Parade rolls out 42nd

    Stylish MCA celebration; Pride Parade rolls out 42nd
    The Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated 15 years of performances on the MCA stage with its benefit, "remixed/reimagined." The evening began with an outdoor reception on the front plaza that included food from some of Chicago's food trucks, plus mini...
  • School closure plans impacting teacher contract talks

    School closure plans impacting teacher contract talks
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis today acknowledged that the issue of impending school closings, coupled with the rapid opening of taxpayer-supported private schools known as "charters," are affecting negotiations, particularly the issue of...
  • CTU's Lewis rips Emanuel's 'elite' advisers

    CTU's Lewis rips Emanuel's 'elite' advisers
    In the wake of recent school closings and teacher layoffs, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis took aim Tuesday at the two R’s of her education reform effort — racism and revenue. Lewis, speaking to the City Club of Chicago, did not...
  • Obama to nominate Penny Pritzker as Commerce secretary

    Obama to nominate Penny Pritzker as Commerce secretary
    WASHINGTON – Making official what many Democrats have expected for weeks, President Obama plans to nominate Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker, a longtime political supporter and heavyweight fundraiser, as his new Commerce secretary on...
  • Emanuel to accept online applications for Ald. Sandi Jackson successor

    Emanuel to accept online applications for Ald. Sandi Jackson successor
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday night that he will accept online applications from people who want to succeed former 7th Ward Ald. Sandi Jackson and ask a committee to winnow the field of contenders. The web site will be up Friday and the panel will...
  • Former CPS CEO Brizard calls Emanuel micromanager

    Former CPS CEO Brizard calls Emanuel micromanager
    Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard chided former boss Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week in an interview from the safety of his new post at an East Coast educational organization, saying the mayor needs to “learn to let go and allow his...
  • Aldermen want hearings on Chicago school closings

    Aldermen want hearings on Chicago school closings
    Although Chicago teachers have signed off on their new contract, the lingering anxiety about the future of the city's public education system surfaced Thursday as aldermen stepped up a call for hearings on potential school closings. Chicago Public...