| 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...
| 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,...
| Jul 15, 2012
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...
| Nov 11, 2012
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...
| Dec 2, 2012
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...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 11:11 AM
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...
| Nov 21, 2011
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,......
| Aug 28, 2012
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.....