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  • Not another test! Yes, but a valuable one

    Not another test! Yes, but a valuable one
    Chicago Public Schools officials and a high-powered group of suburban educators are pleading with state officials to put the brakes on a tough new standardized test that Illinois students are scheduled to take this spring. Some schools say they don't have the technical wherewithal to administer the test online. They also argue that the test, known as PARCC, will cause "a veritable season of test taking at the expense of instruction."
  • Aldermen turn up heat on CPS' bond deals; public jeers school board chief

    Aldermen turn up heat on CPS' bond deals; public jeers school board chief
    The Chicago City Council’s Education and Child Development Committee will hold a hearing to examine Chicago Public Schools’ borrowing practices, committee chair Ald. Latasha Thomas said Wednesday. Eight aldermen signed a resolution calling...

    Former state Sen. John J. Lanigan dies

     Former state Sen. John J. Lanigan dies
    John J. Lanigan represented Chicago's Southwest Side in the state Senate for two terms before serving as an Illinois savings and loan commissioner and 17 years on the Illinois State Board of Elections. A fiscal conservative, Mr. Lanigan was a forceful...

    Higher Emanuel fees and taxes add up

    Higher Emanuel fees and taxes add up
    As the Chicago City Council prepares to approve his latest budget Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel repeatedly has reminded voters that he didn't raise city property taxes during his first four years in office. But that doesn't mean homeowners haven't had...

    CPS resisted sharing financial data with public

    CPS resisted sharing financial data with public
    Chicago Public Schools' spending is financed by taxpayer dollars, but it took months of effort by Tribune reporters and attorneys to obtain details about the district's borrowing history and how much it spends in interest on its massive debts. The...