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  • Now that PARCC is inevitable, helping kids see big picture

     Now that PARCC is inevitable, helping kids see big picture
    The day after Chicago Public Schools announced it will reluctantly administer the controversial PARCC exam to the district's 230,000 eligible students, I attended a lecture that convinced me the move is a defeat for students.
  • Glencoe D35 creates committee to examine full-day kindergarten

    Glencoe School District 35 is examining whether to join a large number of Illinois schools in offering full-day kindergarten, but many hurdles need to be cleared before a final decision can be made, officials said. At their March 2 board meeting,...

    A mother's anxieties weeks before her second child

    With just about three more weeks until Baby No. 2's due date, the sleepless nights have already begun. But the insomnia has less to do with frequent bathroom visits and not being able to find a comfortable position for myself and the watermelon that is my...

    Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future

    Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel left himself some wiggle room on trying again to privatize Midway Airport to raise money, saying today he was giving up the idea for "the foreseeable future" after recently halting the process of accepting bids to lease it. "I think...

    Marcus Sakey on 'Brilliance'

    Marcus Sakey on 'Brilliance'
    A few days before I read his latest novel, I saw Marcus Sakey sitting with a bunch of other local crime writers at a tavern in the Printers Row neighborhood. They looked as companionable as if they were brothers or members of a 16-inch softball team. Such...