| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Two challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel — 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia — have released education platforms this week. It's safe to say their priorities do not mirror what Chicago Public Schools...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Chicago Public Schools officials unveiled new school performance ratings Wednesday that the district said will help educators and parents better identify struggling and successful schools.
Under the system, most of the district's 664 schools have been...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:41 PM
The Chicago Tribune Media Group's the Doings reports: Forty-eight fourth-graders from a Chicago charter school joined forces Nov. 12 outside a Darien McDonald’s with representatives from a corporate accountability organization to protest McDonald&...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Bruce Rauner's voice boomed across the beer garden at Schooner's, a blue-collar Bloomington watering hole known for its king-size pork tenderloin sandwiches that could feed a family of four.
"Look, I'm not a politician, I'm a business guy," declared...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Charter schools have failed to improve Chicago's public school system and perform less ably than comparable traditional schools, according to a new report from an urban research group at the University of Minnesota Law School.
The Institute on...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 1:45 PM
In the first year that Chicago Public Schools stocked epinephrine injectors at all schools, nurses and other trained workers administered the hormone 38 times, according a study by Northwestern Medicine published Monday in the American Journal of...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 11:34 AM
To help tens of thousands of Chicago-area Catholic school students, Cardinal Francis George has gone to Springfield, launched a $350 million fundraising campaign and just last week put the archdiocese's schools in his will.
But his 17-year tenure has...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Tribune offers endorsements today in contested races for the Illinois House.
5th District: Republican newcomer Collin Johnson lives in the South Loop and spends most days inside Chicago public high schools overseeing a tutoring program. He is...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:14 PM
Political party: Republican
Current job: Chairman, R8 Capital, investment firm
Born in: Chicago
Lives in: Winnetka
Personal: Married to Diana, six children.
Chairman, GTCR (retired 2012). Served on the boards of...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:56 PM
An editorial Monday said U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider won election in 2012 by less than 1 percent of the vote. In fact he won by 1.2 percent of the vote.
The Local Sounds feature in Friday's preprinted On The Town section incorrectly spelled the name of a...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Chicago Public Schools will not be taking proposals for any additional charter schools for the 2015-16 school year, a district spokesman said Thursday.
The district will not issue a request for new school proposals until December, and won’t accept...