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  • Illinois governor forum: 'Beat up Brucey all morning'

    Illinois governor forum: 'Beat up Brucey all morning'
    Three Republican governor candidates lobbed criticism at opponent Bruce Rauner today over everything from his shifting position on minimum wage, efforts to get his daughter into a Chicago prep school and willingness to spend vast amounts of his own...
  • Families get a lesson in applying for college assistance

    Families get a lesson in applying for college assistance
    Ngoctram Tran stuffed the things she hoped would unlock thousands of dollars toward her daughter's college education inside a plastic bag: her driver's license, Social Security cards, bank statements and W-2s. But the most important thing she'd need...
  • John W. Rogers Sr., 1918-2014; Tuskegee airman became lawyer, judge

    John W. Rogers Sr., 1918-2014; Tuskegee airman became lawyer, judge
    John W. Rogers Sr. was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and went on to a successful legal career capped by 21 years as a Cook County Juvenile Court judge. "He was an amazing figure who lived his values more clearly than almost...
  • Better ways to grade public schools

    Better ways to grade public schools
    How do you measure school quality? For the last decade, the answer has been informed by a single set of data: standardized test scores. Now there is a chance to change that. Although Congress remains unwilling to overhaul No Child Left Behind, with...
  • When Billy Corgan's wrestlers came to Fenger

    When Billy Corgan's wrestlers came to Fenger
    Famous as he is in other city neighborhoods, suburbs and countries across the globe, Billy Corgan was just another tall, bald, white guy wearing a Bears jersey (No. 1), standing against the gymnasium wall at Christian Fenger Academy High School on the Far...
  • Letters: Better education starts at home

    Re "How to grade public schools," Opinion, Nov. 14 Jack Schneider discusses the inherent problems with the interpretation of test results. During my career in higher education, I did a survey analyzing a plethora of studies that attempted to determine...
  • Common Core update: Arne Duncan, local teacher, FL comments, superintendents' views

    Common Core update: Arne Duncan, local teacher, FL comments, superintendents' views
    Today's Common Core roundup: Those 19,000 public comments will be analyzed, and Florida's State Board of Education will get a report back on the findings in January. U.S. Secretary of Education this week said he regretted saying that "white suburban moms"...
  • Black Male Teacher Stands For Aspiration, Support

    I am one of the African American males who, according to The National Academy of Education, make up less than 2 percent of the nation's public school teachers. It's a statistic that came out just a few months after CNN reported that black male...
  • Derrion Albert's mother fights for honorary street

    Derrion Albert's mother fights for honorary street
    Anjanette Albert doesn’t walk on the stretch of 111th Street where her son was murdered on his way home from Fenger Academy High School in 2009. It’s just too hard. Four years have passed since 16-year-old sophomore Derrion Albert was...
  • Early learning programs are crucial [Commentary]

    Early learning programs are crucial  [Commentary]
    When David Andrews was asked to testify in Annapolis earlier this year, the dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Education told assembled legislators that providing quality early learning opportunities to low-income children is critically important and...
  • Can American students get smart?

    Can American students get smart?
    The latest international test scores of 15-year-olds are in, and the results are appalling. The Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, found that the United States — the most affluent country in the world — failed to rank in...