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  • Federal government sues Chicago schools for pregnancy discrimination

    The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday sued the Chicago Board of Education, alleging that it discriminated against pregnant teachers at a northwest side elementary school. The suit, filed in federal court in the third largest U.S. city, alleges that...
  • The lies about murders in Chicago

    The lies about murders in Chicago
    In 2014, it is Demario Bailey. In 2013, it was Hadiya Pendleton. In 2009, it was Fenger High School honor student Derrion Albert. For me, it was Ben Wilson in 1984. These are children in Chicago whose gruesome deaths give life to the dreary body-...
  • Feds: Pregnant teachers at Chicago school rated poorly, targeted for firing

    Feds: Pregnant teachers at Chicago school rated poorly, targeted for firing
    Pregnant teachers at a Northwest Side elementary school received lowered performance ratings and were targeted for firing by their principal, according to a lawsuit the U.S. government filed Tuesday against the Chicago Board of Education and Chicago...
  • Learning about and practicing democracy

    Thanks for making civic education in our state a front-page issue recently! We agree. Students in Illinois do deserve rich, engaging opportunities to be prepared to effectively participate in our democracy. Research shows that the voting and civic...
  • CPS school for special-needs kids needs full-time nurse, alderman says

    CPS school for special-needs kids needs full-time nurse, alderman says
    A Norwood Park elementary school for students with special needs doesn't have a full-time nurse on staff, raising concerns about the district's ability to adequately tend to the health needs of its students, an alderman told the Chicago Board of Education...
  • Emanuel appoints new CPS inspector general

     Emanuel appoints new CPS inspector general
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a new inspector general to the Chicago Board of Education, a move set for a procedural vote when the board meets Wednesday. Nicholas J. Schuler, previously deputy inspector general for schools and the department's interim...
  • Boot camp-style schools teach code to career switchers

    Boot camp-style schools teach code to career switchers
    A year ago, Peggy Fox was analyzing grades and other data on student performance for Chicago Public Schools in a grant-funded position that was about to expire. Now Fox, 28, of Lincoln Square, is a month out of a 19-week computer programming "boot camp"...
  • The real debate about Chicago schools

    The real debate about Chicago schools
    Two challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel — 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia — have released education platforms this week. It's safe to say their priorities do not mirror what Chicago Public Schools...
  • Chicago sees potential gold in hosting China trade summit

    Chicago sees potential gold in hosting China trade summit
    Chicago's continuing push for a bigger slice of trade with China will kick into high gear Tuesday when top negotiators from Washington and Beijing fly in for bilateral talks aimed at easing the flow of cross-border commerce. While the main show at the U....
  • Study: More CPS graduates completing college, but rate still troubling

    Study: More CPS graduates completing college, but rate still troubling
    Of 100 freshmen who start at a Chicago public high school, about 14 will graduate from a four-year college by their mid-20s, a number that has improved over time but is still troubling and below the national average, according to a report to be released...
  • Helping CPS students to and through college

    Helping CPS students to and through college
    Back in 2006, the University of Chicago calculated that just 8 out of every 100 freshmen in Chicago Public Schools eventually earn a college degree. That was a dismal gauge of Chicago's future. While not everyone is destined for college, people who do...