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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Leader for architecture and design firm employs holistic philosophy to foster clients' creativity, comfort

    Leader for architecture and design firm employs holistic philosophy to foster clients' creativity, comfort
    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,...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Advocates press CPS to maintain funding for charter schools

    Advocates press CPS to maintain funding for charter schools
    With uncertainty still surrounding the next Chicago Public Schools budget because of contract talks with teachers, dozens of charter school advocates Monday packed an auditorium inside a LEARN charter school on the West Side to call on the district to...
  • Quotes and comments

     
    You had control of the Congress for two-thirds of your current tenure...Charles Krauthammer, writing to President Obama. This is the sort of rank political fiction that always comes back to deliver a bite to the rear end. In this case,......
  • 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.....