| Dec 2, 2012
Six years ago, when University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign officials announced plans to enroll more undergraduates from outside the state, the public outcry was so intense that the plan was scrapped within a week.
But despite the university's...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: The Afternoon Shift (WBEZ-FM 91.5) Host Rick Kogan talks about the week's two hottest stories -- school closings and......
| Aug 28, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A collection of links related to CPS/CTU issues for interested parents and community members to consult in the coming days: Chicago Schools Notebook -- "News and scoops on schools in the city" from the Tribune. Catalyst Chicago -- "Independent reporting.....
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2012
It was just after Labor Day in 2008 when Malia Burns took a break from the commotion at the Seattle wedding reception of her dear high school friend, Rose Pierce.
Alone in a small alcove away from the action, Malia was watching the Ohio State-USC game on...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 5:50 PM
Teachers and students came together for a special education summit Monday.
Education leaders met at Manual High School for Transform 12. The goal was to get teachers pumped for the upcoming school year and to look at how far Indiana has already come...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 11:11 AM
With uncertainty still surrounding the next Chicago Public Schools budget because of contract talks with teachers, dozens of charter school advocates Monday packed an auditorium inside a LEARN charter school on the West Side to call on the district to...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 6:29 PM
Nearly 150 years ago, St. Scholastica Academy opened its doors to educate German immigrants.
This September, the school will once again be a place of learning for immigrant children when the United Neighborhood Organization moves in and welcomes an...
| Aug 27, 2012
As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.
Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...
| Feb 12, 2013
Elliott Cole spent much of his childhood waiting for this moment.
It was a wintry Friday night in Westchester, and legendary St. Joseph coach Gene Pingatore walked down the sideline to approach him.
The conversation was surreal, but it was nothing...
| 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.