| 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,...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Plans to open a charter school to serve Joliet's middle and high school students has gotten a thumbs down by Joliet Elementary School District 86 …...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Joliet elementary school officials are reviewing a proposal for a charter school that would serve students from sixth grade through high school. The proposed charter …...
| 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...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 3:57 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — A sense of order and decorum prevails at Noble Street College Prep as students move quickly through a hallway adorned with banners from dozens of colleges. Everyone wears a school polo shirt neatly tucked into khaki trousers. There'...
| 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...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Citing China’s increased importance as a world super power, Wilmette educators are considering offering Mandarin Chinese to fifth grade students next fall. The language was …...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 9:35 PM
A group that helps homeless people in DuPage County has announced that a Glen Ellyn man will become the agency’s chief executive officer. Bridge Communities …...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 8:45 PM
Trinity United Church of Christ hasn't changed its priorities. But four years after the Protestant church on Chicago's South Side came under siege during the 2008 presidential campaign, it faces fewer distractions.
Now, as Trinity's most famous former...
| 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
| Dec 23, 2011
Educators forced out or disciplined by local districts over cheating and other state testing violations continued working in schools or administering state exams as their cases languished in Springfield without investigation, the Tribune has learned....