| Feb 2, 2015
| 8:42 AM
Residents in two wards with hard-fought aldermanic races will begin getting mailers Monday from an education group that favors charter school expansion in Chicago and opposes many of the Chicago Teachers Union's positions.
Democrats for Education...
| 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&...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:20 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner defended paying his top staff members significantly more than his predecessor, explaining Friday that he will pay what is necessary for talent.
The Republican has blasted Illinois' spending and state worker salaries as excessive....
| Dec 30, 2014
| 12:56 PM
For violin teacher Sarah Dupuis, far more than 23 miles divides her North Shore students from those she instructs at a charter school in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood.
Dupuis says that, despite facing poverty and hardships unknown to her...
| 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 23, 2014
| 5:07 PM
He can stuff a box score, as he does regularly but perhaps never as impressively as when he announced his ascendance with 26 points, 17 rebounds, nine blocks and three steals in the Pelicans' season-opening victory over the Magic.
He can make veterans...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 2:55 AM
Christmas came early for people in the pews of LaSalle Street Church the first Sunday in September. That morning their pastor handed them $500 checks.
The Rev. Laura Truax, pastor of the evangelical church in Chicago's Near North neighborhood, told...
| 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...
| 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 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...