| Feb 13, 2013
| 12:55 PM
A group of aldermen are calling for a moratorium on new charter schools starting in 2014 in Chicago, arguing it doesn't make sense to add new charter seats at a time the city is considering closing public schools that don't have enough students.
| Feb 14, 2013
| 5:43 AM
After trimming the number of schools that could be closed to 129, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school administration has entered the latest and what is likely to be the most intense phase so far in trying to determine which schools should be shut.
| Feb 15, 2013
At the Nathan Davis Elementary School library on a recent Wednesday, Angela Worth, a dental hygienist, brushed cloudy white goo onto a second-grader's molars. Twenty seconds under a bright blue light and the cavity-preventing substance — called a...
| Jan 14, 2013
You might find Cescily Washington teaching a dance class at a Chicago public school, standing before her young students dressed in her black leotard with her hair pulled back into a bun.
Other times she's preparing for upcoming events, such as the North...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Making what was billed as his first official public appearance in Illinois since he suffered a major stroke, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., took questions from the press at a charter school at Naval Station Great Lakes outside North Chicago this afternoon...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Sarah Elizabeth Ippel's eyes lit up as she peered into the chicken coop at the edge of her school's playground.
"There are a few in there," Ippel, 31, said, pointing to several eggs recently laid by the three resident chickens. "Whoever finds them first...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 2:10 AM
Indiana has an online database that now lists salaries of most public employees in the state.
Links: Find salaries of most of Indiana's public employees at municipalities, schools and other areas of government. Also find budgets,...
| Nov 11, 2012
As Nicole "Nickii" Ledcke puts it, she had "legit reasons" to drop out in the elementary grades.
Her gangbanger father had been murdered when Ledcke was a toddler, and her unemployed mother was perpetually moving the family of seven children one step...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 9:35 PM
A group that helps homeless people in DuPage County has announced that a Glen Ellyn man will become the agency’s chief executive officer. Bridge Communities …...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Citing China’s increased importance as a world super power, Wilmette educators are considering offering Mandarin Chinese to fifth grade students next fall. The language was …...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Joliet elementary school officials are reviewing a proposal for a charter school that would serve students from sixth grade through high school. The proposed charter …...