| Oct 25, 2011
| 8:08 PM
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...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 5:23 PM
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...
| 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....
| Nov 14, 2011
As commuters bustled away from downtown on a recent Friday evening, Chicago's skyscrapers turned to silhouette, framed by an orange autumn sunset.
But that wasn't the view that made John Rowe linger. From his office on the 54th floor of Chase Tower...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 7:18 AM
Education Secretary Arne Duncan has accepted an apology from the president of the Chicago Teachers Union for a joke she made about him having a lisp.
At a union event in Seattle last month, Karen Lewis said she could tell Duncan "went to a private...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 6:29 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:24 PM
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...
| Aug 27, 2012
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,...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:54 PM
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...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:42 AM
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.
| 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,...