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  • 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...
  • L.A. Unified gets praise for authorizing, overseeing charter schools

     
    A nonprofit that examines the authorization of charter schools gave good marks Thursday to the Los Angeles Unified School District -- a finding that may surprise some local charter school operators who have long battled the school system. The thumbs-up......
  • 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.....
  • Chicago Public Schools breakfasts are big on doughnuts, sugary cereals

    Chicago Public Schools breakfasts are big on doughnuts, sugary cereals
    The 10-year-old boy sat grinning at the colorful cellophane wrappers piled in front of him. Moments earlier they'd held three warm doughnuts. Now the treats were in the fifth-grader's belly along with 600 calories, 18 grams of fat and 36 grams of...
  • Quinn Signs Bill Doubling Charter Schools

    (WGN-AM)- A new law that doubles the number of charter schools allowed in Illinois also will give the state an edge in the competition for roughly $5 billion of federal money meant to encourage school reform, Gov. Pat Quinn said today as he signed the...
  • FAQ on Chicago's 2016 Olympics bid

    FAQ on Chicago's 2016 Olympics bid
    When is the decision? On Friday. Voting in Copenhagen begins at 5 p.m. -- that's 10 a.m. in Chicago. If Chicago is eliminated in one of the early rounds of voting, we'll learn then. But if it's one of the final contenders, word won't come out until...
  • U.S. gives school a clean bill of health

    U.S. gives school a clean bill of health
    Could the Southwest Side be quietly hosting the healthiest school in the Midwest? If you judge by a prestigious federal award program, it very well might. Tuesday morning the Academy of Global Citizenship, nestled in the shadow of Midway Airport,...