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  • 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...
  • Jennifer Hudson On The 3rd Annual Walk-It Challenge

    Jennifer Hudson On The 3rd Annual Walk-It Challenge
    Academy Award-winning actress and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Jennifer Hudson is helping Weight Watchers kick off its 3rd Annual Walk-It Challenge to encourage the importance of physical activity and its impact on overall health. Walking was...
  • CPS considers giving charter schools added perks for longer school day

    CPS considers giving charter schools added perks for longer school day
    The Chicago Public School's Board of Education will vote on a resolution Wednesday that would give charter schools grants of up to $75,000 and teachers stipends of $800 if they implement a longer school day in 2011-12. The board will vote on whether to...
  • CPS parents to show support for longer school day

    CPS parents to show support for longer school day
    The fight over the longer school day has now moved from the teachers to the parents. Parents from both sides are planning protests at Chicago Public Schools headquarters Wednesday as the Board of Education sits down for its monthly scheduled board...
  • 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...
  • Education summit held at Manual High School

    Education summit held at Manual High School
    Teachers and students came together for a special education summit Monday. Education leaders met at Manual High School for Transform 12.  The goal was to get teachers pumped for the upcoming school year and to look at how far Indiana has already come...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Schools manage to fit in fitness

    Anyone who has tried to control a single first-grader can develop a deep admiration for Michelle Glick. On a recent morning at Armstrong Elementary School in Rogers Park, she led a large group of 6- and 7-year-olds in an intense 30-minute cardio...
  • U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calls Gov. Rod Blagojevich 'corrupt'

    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Gov. Rod Blagojevich "corrupt" Sunday and accused him of trying to divert attention from his criminal case by falsely alleging Reid opposed African-American candidates seeking Illinois' Senate seat vacated...
  • Obama's well-stocked Cabinet

    Obama's well-stocked Cabinet
    Now that Barack Obama has filled all of the seats at (and near) his Cabinet table, one thing is clear: The candidate who campaigned on a platform of change attaches equal importance to competence. Seldom has a presidential Cabinet included so many...