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  • Voice of the People, Mar. 29

    Community projects The Tribune is to be congratulated for its stellar series of editorials on "A New Plan of Chicago" and for soliciting and publishing many of its readers' ideas — both large and small — on this vital topic. Here's my two...
  • Emanuel defends new charter schools

    Emanuel defends new charter schools
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday dismissed criticism aimed at his hand-picked school board’s decision to approve seven new charter schools after it shuttered 47 neighborhood schools last year, saying they’re two separate issues. The mayor...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. " The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam (SAGE) is designed to detect early signs of...
  • Should Teach for America pack its bags?

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Teach for America is great in theory. Recent graduates from elite universities teach for two years in underserved school systems, move on to successful careers in business, politics, healthcare, etc, and act as lifelong advocates for...
  • The charter school advantage

     
    Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah and Alex Richards have the story today: Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday released data showing privately run charter schools expel students at a vastly higher rate than the rest of the district. The data reveal that during......
  • College student plans to run for Chicago mayor

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Rumors about who might challenge Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 mayoral election have started to circulate, with mentions of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and a handful of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Charter schools press CPS for more money

    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...
  • Students who 'want to have a future' take first steps

    Students who 'want to have a future' take first steps
    Two years ago, Leonardo Ocampo’s life almost ended at 15 when someone shot him in the back. He had been flirting with gangs in his Little Village neighborhood and hanging out on street corners. One day, a bullet struck him from behind, exiting...