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Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping School Discipline Reform
Progressive new law wins backing from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Don't Give Away Your Power On April 7
Andrea L. Zopp
From now until April 7, we have the power to push both candidates to give specific answers. After you get the questions you want answered, you must take the final step and cast your ballot.
Do We Want Our Children to Believe 'Life Is a Test?'
Sharing insights & personal experiences on education, aging, s...
In a recent editorial, the
asks, "Where is the harm in a child taking the ISAT?" The piece makes several interesting claims about why opting out of the test is a bad idea. I guess the
thinks these parents don't have a case, but I'm not so sure that's true.
Senn High School Went From CPS' Bottom-Third To Top-Tier In Three Years
EDGEWATER — Just before Senn High School's bell rings for the first class of the day, principal Susan Lofton patrols the
CPS Boycott Led By Students, Parents Coincides With March On Washington 50th, Budget Vote
CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and Mayor Rahm Emanuel both harshly criticized the boycott. In a statement, Byrd-Bennett said
Activists Call For One-Day CPS Boycott On Anniversary Of Dr. King's March On Washington
“I think to use children as a protest tool and not to to attend school is reprehensible. Our children need an education and
CPS Layoffs Have Illinois Pension Crisis, Chicago Credit Downgrade To Blame, Rahm Emanuel Says
The district previously handed out pick slips to another 850 employees in June, not long after its board of education voted
CPS Layoffs? Some Teachers Fear CPS' New 5-Year Plan Could Mean Layoffs For District Employees
The plan includes five strategic "pillars," though it's the last pillar — "Sound fiscal, operational and accountability systems
CPS Graduation Rate Hits Record High: Chicago District's High School Graduation Rate Surges
While CPS noted the projected graduation rate is its highest ever, it also clarified that the numbers date back to only 1999
Two very different approaches to solving Illinois' pension crisis
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In the final two weeks of the 2013 spring legislative session, lawmakers are weighing two bills that address what is arguably the greatest financial crisis in state history.
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Chicago's Students Deserve Acts of Heroism
Dennis Van Roekel
President of the National Education Association
There is plenty of evidence to suggest that Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to shutter 50 (yes, 50) schools won't be good for Chicago's children, especially children of color.
Chicago School Closings Vote: Board Of Education Votes To Shutter 50 Public Schools
Along with school closing protesters, several Chicago aldermen whose wards would be hit hard by the closures weighed in during
Chicago School Closing Battle: Protesters Clash With Cops, Union Vows To Keep Fighting (PHOTOS)
The Tribune says school board members have each visited roughly 10 of the closing schools to assess the community concerns
Chicago Teachers Union Lawsuit: Teachers File Suit Over Pending School Closings
With the Chicago Board of Education set to vote in a week on closing 54 of the city's public schools and co-locating 11 others
Lincoln Park High School Students Walk Out In Support Of Fired Teachers
Eight teachers at the high school who had to reapply for their jobs under the new program were originally told they could
Jennifer Hudson Elementary? Star Asked to Help Stop Yale's Closure
Hudson "attended Yale, and her family home is around the corner from the school, so it would be a shame if she stood by and
School Closings Pose Big Challenge for Chicago Public Schools
Journalist, media consultant
As the saying goes, the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Unfortunately, that saying does not bode well for the thousands of children who will be displaced when 54 schools shut down this year.
Walk The Walk CPS Demonstration: Community Members Hit The Streets In Effort To Save Schools
“We have the highest enrollment of the 54 schools on the closing list,” said Ericson math teacher Michale Colwell according
CPS School Closings: King Elementary Parents Frustrated At Lack Of Response
Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: It was one of three community meetings required for each school affected
Barbara Byrd-Bennett Racism Charges: CPS CEO Calls Claims An 'Affront,' Defends School Closings
"That is an affront to me as a woman of color and it is an affront to every parent in our community who demands a better
Urban Prep Graduates All College-Bound For Fourth Year In A Row
Still, Urban Prep's founder and CEO Tim King says, "the only magic going on at Urban Prep is the magic that these guys put
Chicago School Closures And Violence
Xian Barrett and HuffPost Chicago Associate Editor Kim Bellware discuss the correlation between the closing of Chicago Public Schools closing and violence in the area.
CPS School Closing Protests: District's Announcement Angers Parents, Aldermen, Communities
According to a Chicago Sun-Times analysis, only two-thirds of the schools CPS intends to close will be sending their students
Chicago Parents Fight Against School Closings
Due to budget cuts & low enrollment, Chicago Public Schools officials announced that they plan to close 54 schools, the largest wave of school closures in U.S. history. HuffPost Chicago Editor Joseph Erbentraut and Chicago mother Jessica Ashley join Abby to talk about the announced closures.
Chicago School Closings: District Plans To Shutter 54 Schools
"School is their second home," said Biggs, 40. "It's where they feel most comfortable. To lose that sense of belonging and
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