| Jan 26, 2011
| 4:11 PM
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...
| Dec 29, 2011
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
| Nov 29, 2011
| 10:08 PM
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...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:00 PM
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.
| Jun 18, 2011
| 1:24 AM
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.
| Jan 28, 2012
| 8:09 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 6:53 PM
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...
| Jul 27, 2011
There is a new non-profit organization in Chicago called 'The Awesome Foundation.' Members donate $1,000 of their own money to do nice things.
The first thing they're doing is donating money to a group that will install painted boxes full of free books....
| Jul 27, 2011
| 8:35 AM
Charter school advocates are asking Chicago Public Schools to give more money to charter schools in the upcoming school year.
With the district cutting per-pupil allocation by 4 percent last year and deciding to keep it flat this coming year, charter...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 3:50 PM
The University of Chicago Police Department is asking the city to extend the boundaries of its authority so it can help secure three charter schools.
The City Council Public Safety Committee recommended the request, made by university Police Chief Marlon...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 1:12 PM
The Chicago Public School's Board of Education will vote on a resolution Wednesday that would give charter schools grants of up to $75,000 and teachers stipends of $800 if they implement a longer school day in 2011-12.
The board will vote on whether to...