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  • State threatens to withhold funds from schools that skip Common Core test

    State threatens to withhold funds from schools that skip Common Core test
    A showdown over state testing is intensifying, with the Illinois State Board of Education threatening to yank as much as hundreds of millions of dollars from districts that don't administer a new state exam to students. A dramatic letter to school...
  • CPS should adopt a recycling program

    My nephew recently came home from student teaching in Chicago Public Schools. He rinsed a cola can and put it by the sink to be recycled. He had brought the can home from school. He told me the school does not recycle. I was rather surprised. Mayor...
  • Another Swanberg makes her mark in film

    Another Swanberg makes her mark in film
    You may note this column does not begin with a Park City, Utah, dateline. While the annual Sundance Film Festival wraps this weekend in Park City, I am here in Chicago, and it's a peculiar thing watching the latest film by a Chicago writer-director here,...
  • Chicago school district sells nine pieces of property

     Chicago school district sells nine pieces of property
    Chicago Public Schools has agreed to sell nine properties for a total of slightly less than $2 million. The properties include several South Side parcels and a Printer's Row parking lot, but none are the dozens of school buildings shuttered by the...
  • Elect the Chicago school board?

    Elect the Chicago school board?
    The four challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel were emphatic at the Tribune Editorial Board debate Tuesday: They would willingly surrender the vast power of the mayor to guide public education in the city. They support an elected school board. Twenty...
  • Mayoral candidate Garcia says CPS should drop fight over lawsuit

    Mayoral candidate Garcia says CPS should drop fight over lawsuit
    Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, a mayoral candidate backed by the Chicago Teachers Union, said Chicago Public Schools should "end its self-defeating fight" against a federal lawsuit alleging pregnant teachers were targeted for firing by...
  • State-mandated school testing

    I am writing in response to “CPS to snub new exam mandate; Limiting computer-driven test could risk federal aid, feed debate” (News, Jan. 19). The article should have been titled “CPS goes rogue: Where are the state auditors?”...
  • Soccer Ball raises money for Chicago Public Schools

     Soccer Ball raises money for Chicago Public Schools
    It was another sellout crowd for the 9th annual Soccer Ball benefiting Urban Initiatives at Morgan Manufacturing in the West Town neighborhood Jan. 23. Nearly 1,000 guests enjoyed multiple food stations, open bars, dancing, a photo booth, silent and...
  • Common Core test spurs angst among educators, parents

    Common Core test spurs angst among educators, parents
    When students in DuPage County's Lake Park High School District took a field test of Illinois' new state exam last spring, the reaction stunned administrators: "Our students said it was the hardest thing they've ever taken," said Superintendent Lynne...
  • Mother, daughter charged with attacking school officials, boy, 13

    Mother, daughter charged with attacking school officials, boy, 13
    A mother and daughter allegedly beat up and stabbed a Chicago Public Schools administrator and security guard when picking up a relative at an Englewood elementary school earlier this week, a prosecutor said Saturday. Debbie Wilson, 45, of the 6900...
  • Rhonda Burke, teacher to hearing impaired, dies

     Rhonda Burke, teacher to hearing impaired, dies
    While walking her dog in a park near O'Hare International Airport years ago, Rhonda Burke noticed a group of girls lying on their stomachs in the grass, their heads turned sideways and their bodies still. "She stood there for a few moments, watching and...