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  • Kirk at 1st public appearance in Ill. since stroke: 'Rehab works'

    Kirk at 1st public appearance in Ill. since stroke: 'Rehab works'
    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...
  • 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.   ...
  • 49th Ward residents ask alderman to oppose charter schools

    49th Ward residents ask alderman to oppose charter schools
    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,...
  • 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...
  • Anxiety grows as CPS releases preliminary school closings list

    Anxiety grows as CPS releases preliminary school closings list
    After trimming the number of schools that could be closed to 129, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school administration has entered the latest and what is likely to be the most intense phase so far in trying to determine which schools should be shut. Chicago Public...
  • U of C police to patrol three charter schools

    U of C police to patrol three charter schools
    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...
  • U.S. gives school a clean bill of health

    U.S. gives school a clean bill of health
    Could the Southwest Side be quietly hosting the healthiest school in the Midwest? If you judge by a prestigious federal award program, it very well might. Tuesday morning the Academy of Global Citizenship, nestled in the shadow of Midway Airport,...
  • 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...
  • Malia Burns and Bill Kiolbasa: Matchmaker, matchmaker

    Malia Burns and Bill Kiolbasa: Matchmaker, matchmaker
    It was just after Labor Day in 2008 when Malia Burns took a break from the commotion at the Seattle wedding reception of her dear high school friend, Rose Pierce. Alone in a small alcove away from the action, Malia was watching the Ohio State-USC game on...
  • 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...
  • Teachers accused of cheating still working in schools

    Teachers accused of cheating still working in schools
    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....