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  • Tribune/WGN-Ch. 9 Athlete of the Month | Power House's Elliott Cole

    Tribune/WGN-Ch. 9 Athlete of the Month | Power House's Elliott Cole
    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...
  • Illinois' presence shrinks at U. of I.

    Illinois' presence shrinks at U. of I.
    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...
  • 'Mommy No. 2' strives to graduate from high school

    'Mommy No. 2' strives to graduate from high school
    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...
  • CPS asks charter school networks to take over failing schools

    CPS asks charter school networks to take over failing schools
       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.   ...
  • Chicago School Strike Hits Third Day

    Chicago School Strike Hits Third Day
    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...
  • How Chicago's Teacher Strike Explains the Education De-revolution

    How Chicago's Teacher Strike Explains the Education De-revolution
    Several good friends of mine work as Chicago Public School teachers, and as the strike continues this week, I can’t help but point out it seems like Chicago’s great at coughing up money for Olympic bids, NATO summits, and TIFF slush funds, but...
  • Chicago teachers strike; students and parents scramble

    Chicago teachers strike; students and parents scramble
    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...
  • Webliography: Chicago Public Schools issues

     
    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.....
  • CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network

    CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network
    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,...
  • School bells ring at St. Scholastica's Senior Academy for the final year

    School bells ring at St. Scholastica's Senior Academy for the final year
    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...
  • New UNO campus welcomes 570 Latino immigrant students

    New UNO campus welcomes 570 Latino immigrant students
    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...