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  • Chicago school draws scrutiny over student fines

    Chicago school draws scrutiny over student fines
    CHICAGO (AP) — A sense of order and decorum prevails at Noble Street College Prep as students move quickly through a hallway adorned with banners from dozens of colleges. Everyone wears a school polo shirt neatly tucked into khaki trousers. There'...
  • CPS head: 'Create great schools' for every child

    CPS head: 'Create great schools' for every child
    About 250 people streamed into Soldier Field Saturday for a public education expo that featured dozens of booths representing the steady growth of charter schools in Chicago. Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard used the event to emphasize that...
  • 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...
  • Daley taps Penny Pritzker's husband for park board president

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 11:22 a.m.; updated at 3:26 p.m. Mayor Richard Daley's new choice to lead the Chicago Park District board said today he expects to face the challenge of providing as many park programs as possible to......
  • Aldermen sign off on Daley's choice for park board president

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 12:42 p.m. Aldermen today approved Mayor Richard Daley's selection of a Chicago ophthalmologist and philanthropist for the Chicago Park District board. Dr. Bryan Traubert, who's married to wealthy prominent Chicagoan Penny...
  • For all-girl school, joy and worry

    My high school reunion was going amazingly well when the principal called us into a lecture hall. For the previous hour or so, we had shared hugs and laughs, repeatedly gushing, "You look the saaaame!" as we caught up on the 25 years that had passed...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...