| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:42 AM
Chicago Public Schools is considering asking charter school networks to take over several under-enrolled or under-performing schools.
There are several under-enrolled and underperforming schools throughout the city with 123,000 students.
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:24 PM
When St. Scholastica Academy closed its doors in June, there was at least one comforting prospect for the rising seniors.
They could return to the legendary all-girls Catholic school on Chicago’s North Side and make their mark as the last group...
| Apr 23, 2012
Walking into a new corporate space her team designed in River North for Whole Foods Market Inc., Nila Leiserowitz pointed out a long lunch table visible from the front entrance instead of hidden in a back room.
The 36,000-square-foot space,...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 6:37 AM
CHICAGO -- Talks were set to start again Wednesday morning with Chicago's school board and striking public school teachers seemingly miles apart from reaching a deal to get 350,000 children back in school.
And as rhetoric and accusations came from both...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 11:18 AM
Chicago teachers and administrators started talking again Monday, hours after the educators' union called a strike and school officials said they had nothing left to give.
Public school teachers launched their first strike in the city in 25 years...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Hundreds of North Side residents are asking their alderman, Joe Moore, to publicly oppose the opening of future charter schools in Chicago's 49th ward.
On Sunday night, the residents gathered at the Willye White Field House to discuss several issues,...
| 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 20, 2013
| 12:10 PM
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — In 11 years of teaching, ditching students' desk chairs in favor of yoga balls is one of the best decisions Robbi Giuliano thinks she ever made.
Replacing stationary seats with inflatable bouncers has raised productivity...
| 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.
| 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.