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  • Arts education is at the heart of Chicago

    Arts education is at the heart of Chicago
    We appreciate Tribune columnist Chris Jones’ examination of the intersection between cultural engagement and arts education and where students sit at this important intersection. We applaud the investments of the Goodman Theatre and Chicago’s hundreds of other cultural organizations that work in our schools. As part of Chicago’s civic leadership, they understand as we do that an excellent education includes the arts. Also, the health of our cultural institutions relies on future audiences who feel compelled to engage with the city’s rich cultural landscape.
  • Why Chicago schools need a turnaround expert at the top

    Why Chicago schools need a turnaround expert at the top
    The Chicago Public Schools system faces a $1.1 billion budget deficit, and talk grows louder that the district could be forced into bankruptcy. The deficit is largely driven by a nearly $700 million teachers pension payment that comes due. The Chicago...

    CPS charter schools debate smoldering in Chicago and Springfield

    CPS charter schools debate smoldering in Chicago and Springfield
    A charter network's effort to transfer a downtown campus to a larger building in the Uptown area drew praise from its supporters Thursday but condemnation from a group of elected officials and Chicago Public Schools principals. Noble Academy's request...

    Recruit alumni to realize the New Plan of Chicago

    Recruit alumni to realize the New Plan of Chicago
    Recently our granddaughter, a Chicago Public Schools valedictorian, was honored with one of two citations given to high school seniors for promoting interracial communication and understanding. The award certificate was given by the Princeton University...

    CPS principal training deal got green light despite red flags

    CPS principal training deal got green light despite red flags
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's formula for fixing Chicago Public Schools has always put a priority on building better leaders, so it could have been a setback for the mayor's agenda when a prominent education nonprofit balked at funding a training program for...