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  • Schools "on-track"

    The significant rise in Chicago Public Schools’ graduation rate stems from solid research, good data and instruction tailored to individual student needs. Researchers at the Urban Education Institute’s Consortium on Chicago School Research...
  • Kraft expert has recipe to help kids eat lunches

    Kraft expert has recipe to help kids eat lunches
    As a parent, Carrie Conway knows it can be a challenge to pack a nutritious lunch that kids will eat. At work, school lunches also are on her mind: She helps devise recipes for filling children's lunchboxes as culinary group manager at Kraft Kitchens....
  • A Chicago success: More diplomas, fewer dropouts

    A Chicago success: More diplomas, fewer dropouts
    So much of the debate on education in Chicago focuses on conflicts between teachers and district officials over test scores and educator evaluations. Or on the political squabbling between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen...
  • State announces $10 million for CPS' Safe Passage program

    State announces $10 million for CPS' Safe Passage program
    The state of Illinois is adding $10 million to the Chicago Public Schools’ Safe Passage anti-violence program, according to the offices of the governor and mayor. The additional state dollars, announced Thursday, will add 27 schools and new routes...
  • CTA offering free back-to-school rides to Chicago elementary, high school students

    CTA offering free back-to-school rides to Chicago elementary, high school students
    For Chicago students going back to elementary or high school, at least math will be easy on their first day. Students will pay nothing to ride the CTA on Tuesday. The transit agency is once again providing free rides to elementary and high school...
  • Chicago Public Schools reports graduation rate up

    Chicago Public Schools reports graduation rate up
    Following national trends and building on years of growth, Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday reported a higher graduation rate for high school students in the last school year. The CPS graduation rate has been climbing for the past decade except for one...
  • CPS delays charter school on South Side

    The beleaguered Concept Schools charter operation will not be opening a new campus on the South Side this fall, leaving more than 400 children in need of a new school less than two weeks before the first day of classes, Chicago Public Schools officials...
  • CPS: Concept charter operator won't open Chatham campus in fall

    CPS: Concept charter operator won't open Chatham campus in fall
    Chicago Public Schools officials announced Thursday that the beleaguered Concept charter school operator will not be opening its Chatham campus this fall. A district source said the delay has nothing to do with anĀ FBIĀ investigation into Concept...
  • Karen Lewis inches closer to challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    Karen Lewis inches closer to challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel
    The gathering at the Beverly Woods Banquet Hall on Tuesday night had the feel of a campaign event: a jam-packed room, drinks flowing, soul music blaring and a raucous crowd cheering. There was only one thing missing from the event, dubbed “A...
  • Catholic graduates at a disadvantage for city jobs

    There are more than 11,500 students attending Catholic high schools throughout the city of Chicago. I have experienced firsthand their intelligence, work ethic, optimism and solid moral foundation. Unfortunately, due to the city of Chicago’s...
  • Chicago discriminates against those practicing their religious faith

    Regarding the city of Chicago’s practice of discriminating in its hiring practices against those of its citizens who have attended Catholic and other faith-based schools by giving preference to Chicago Public Schools graduates, it is disgraceful. In...