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  • Setting up possible union fight, Emanuel picks new team to helm CPS

    Setting up possible union fight, Emanuel picks new team to helm CPS
    Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel pushed ahead with his pledge to reshape Chicago Public Schools on Monday, introducing an executive team led by a reformer from Rochester, N.Y., who has been unafraid to mix it up with teachers unions and parents. Jean-Claude...
  • Jennifer Hudson On The 3rd Annual Walk-It Challenge

    Jennifer Hudson On The 3rd Annual Walk-It Challenge
    Academy Award-winning actress and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Jennifer Hudson is helping Weight Watchers kick off its 3rd Annual Walk-It Challenge to encourage the importance of physical activity and its impact on overall health. Walking was...
  • Meeting on new city schools' plans turns boisterous

    Hoping to learn more about new charter school proposals in Chicago, several hundred parents, teachers and activists crowded into a South Side community center this morning for a contentious, sometimes theatrical, meeting about education in the city. The...
  • Jan 26: Poll Results

    MORNING NEWS POLL: Do you think the Brothel Law should be enforced in Evanston to keep more than 3 people from living in the same residence? Yes: 43% No: 57% MIDDAY NEWS POLL: Did you watch President Obama's State of the Union Address? Yes: 48% No: 52%...
  • CPS charter meeting: Long lines, superheroes

    The drama got into full swing even before the Chicago Public Schools board meeting began this morning. Charter school supporters lined the four-block radius of CPS headquarters at 125 S. Clark St. as parents wearing superhero costumes--Superman and...
  • Over 200 state laws to take effect Jan. 1

    Over 200 state laws to take effect Jan. 1
    On January 1, 2012, more than 200 new laws, covering everything from local library boards to murder, will go into effect. Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson says some that might impact you the most include: - Toll hike - Electronics...
  • Report finds charters struggling like other CPS schools

    Report finds charters struggling like other CPS schools
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other city leaders have long heralded charter schools' innovative approach to education, but new research suggests many charters in Chicago are performing no better than traditional neighborhood schools and some are actually doing...
  • CPS wants to close 2 grade schools, phase out 2 high schools

    CPS wants to close 2 grade schools, phase out 2 high schools
    Chicago Public Schools is seeking to close two under-performing elementary schools and begin to phase out two struggling high schools next school year, part of a large-scale re-structuring of CPS under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s leadership team. CPS...
  • Low vaccination rates in some schools raise outbreak risks

    Low vaccination rates in some schools raise outbreak risks
    Clusters of children without their required vaccinations in about 200 Illinois schools are raising the chances of school-based outbreaks of serious preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, a Tribune analysis of state data has found. The...
  • CPS head: 'Create great schools' for every child

    CPS head: 'Create great schools' for every child
    About 250 people streamed into Soldier Field Saturday for a public education expo that featured dozens of booths representing the steady growth of charter schools in Chicago. Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard used the event to emphasize that...
  • CPS chief backs federal dollars 'following' students to private schools

    CPS chief backs federal dollars 'following' students to private schools
    Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard voiced support Monday for public dollars “following” students to private schools. Speaking on a panel at a gathering for the Economic Club of Chicago, Brizard said he supported public dollars...