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  • Pritzker knows commerce

    Pritzker knows commerce
    When business leaders complain that President Barack Obama has been at best neglectful and at worst hostile toward the nation's job creators, they cite a long list of grievances. On the list — not high, but on the list — is that when Obama...
  • 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...
  • CPS, CTU reach tentative agreement

    CPS, CTU reach tentative agreement
    After a five day strike, classes could resume for 350,000 students on Monday as the Chicago Teachers Union's House of Delegates prepares to vote on Sunday. Union president Karen Lewis said the House of Delegates were told Friday afternoon that the...
  • No school Monday; Teacher strike continues

    No school Monday; Teacher strike continues
    The Chicago Teachers Union strike has entered week 2.   After a nearly 3-hour long meeting on Sunday, the union's House of Delegates decided to take more time to review the contract proposal and discuss the details with members at their respective...
  • CPS, parents react to continuing teachers strike

    CPS, parents react to continuing teachers strike
    The Chicago Teachers Union's strike is entering its second week, and parents are not happy about it. Some parents say the longer the strike goes, their support for the strike will start to wane, because of the strain that it is placing on family...
  • Parents hopeful for quick end to teacher strike

    Parents hopeful for quick end to teacher strike
    Chicago Teachers Union members are handing out flyers today thanking parents for their support.  Quite a few parents have been on the picket lines with the teachers, but today there is a lot of anticipation over this afternoon's vote by the CTU House of...
  • 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 details staff cuts from closing of schools

    CPS details staff cuts from closing of schools
    Chicago Public Schools said Friday that 663 employees at schools the district is closing, including teachers, teaching assistants and bus aides, don't qualify to follow students to their new schools and will be laid off. The total includes 420 teachers,...
  • Annual report card for parents part of new CPS education plan

    Annual report card for parents part of new CPS education plan
    Chicago Public Schools unveiled a five-year education plan on Monday that promises an annual report card to provide parents with information on the academic performance of schools and show how many principals and teachers are rated as high performers....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network

    CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network
    As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.    Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...