| Mar 29, 2014
The Tribune is to be congratulated for its stellar series of editorials on "A New Plan of Chicago" and for soliciting and publishing many of its readers' ideas — both large and small — on this vital topic. Here's my two...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said GOP governor hopeful Bruce Rauner should release his tax returns, echoing calls from Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign.
Rauner, a private equity specialist who has put his own net worth at more than $500 million,...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Chicago Public Schools officials announced Thursday that the beleaguered Concept charter school operator will not be opening its Chatham campus this fall.
A district source said the delay has nothing to do with an FBI investigation into Concept...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Chicago Public Schools is soliciting bids for three of the nearly 50 school buildings it closed last year.
Under a process put together by an advisory committee for finding ways to reuse the closed facilities, CPS is working with aldermen to...
| Jun 25, 2014
If you could build a school from the ground up, what would you do? How would you design it? What would you teach?
Indianapolis is in the midst of a fascinating competition under the guise of something called the Innovation School Fellowship. It's a...
| 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,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Chicago Public Schools on Friday released details of proposals from nine charter school operators seeking approval for 21 new campuses over the next two years.
After closing 47 elementary schools for under-utilization this summer, the district announced...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Re. "Commentary: Some truisms and falsehoods about schools," (Oct. 13): It's difficult to know where to start to address the misstatements in this commentary. A more accurate title would be "America at the bottom of the class."
How else to describe the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel had little to say today about embattled charter school network UNO or activist Rev. Al Sharpton drawing attention to Chicago’s gun violence, but jumped at the opportunity to discuss Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects...