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  • A Chicago work-readiness program that's working

    A Chicago work-readiness program that's working
    The do-gooders of Chicago spend a lot of time thinking about how to fix education and work-readiness programs, often seen as the only stairways to upward mobility. For 14 years, Jeff McCarter has run one called Free Spirit Media. It has taken that...
  • Cash-strapped Chicago schools eager for more sponsorship deals

    Strapped for cash, Chicago Public Schools said Friday it's looking for a company to line up revenue-generating sponsorship deals that could include naming rights for stadiums, ball fields and auditoriums. The district on Tuesday will request proposals...
  • Most public school students aren't prepared for college work, data show

    Most public school students aren't prepared for college work, data show
    With top test scores and high graduation rates, Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook sees almost 90 percent of its graduates go off to college. But it's another story in a small community just south of the Wisconsin border, where only about half of...
  • South Side high school could get new life after advocacy

    South Side high school could get new life after advocacy
    Dyett High School on the South Side, slated to be closed at the end of the school year despite strong community opposition, could see new life. Chicago Public Schools said Friday that it will solicit proposals for a new, open-enrollment high school at...
  • Millions pledged to carry out CPS arts program

    Millions pledged to carry out CPS arts program
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools officials are set to announce Tuesday that private donors have pledged $10 million to help implement the district's plan to bolster arts education. The city has set a goal of raising $38 million to ensure...
  • Chicago Public Schools enrollment drops again

     Chicago Public Schools enrollment drops again
    Enrollment at Chicago Public Schools this year dipped below 400,000 students for the first time in at least 20 years. Student enrollment on the 20th day of school this year continued a decline that began in the early 2000s. The 396,683 students...
  • Study: Chicago charter schools lag traditional ones

     Study: Chicago charter schools lag traditional ones
    Charter schools have failed to improve Chicago's public school system and perform less ably than comparable traditional schools, according to a new report from an urban research group at the University of Minnesota Law School. The Institute on...
  • CPS gave 38 shots for allergic reactions in year

      CPS gave 38 shots for allergic reactions in year
    In the first year that Chicago Public Schools stocked epinephrine injectors at all schools, nurses and other trained workers administered the hormone 38 times, according a study by Northwestern Medicine published Monday in the American Journal of...
  • How the Tribune analyzed CPS' bond deals

    How the Tribune analyzed CPS' bond deals
    When Chicago Public Schools officials embraced auction-rate borrowing over traditional fixed-rate bonds, their goal was to save money for the financially strapped district. From 2003 through 2007, the district issued auction-rate bonds four times,...
  • How's your school doing?

    How's your school doing?
    Illinois schools no longer are labeled as failures or successes based on standardized test scores, as they were under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Schools now will be judged on a powerful set of measures that help parents and teachers know if...
  • CPS must recover losses from toxic financial deals

    CPS must recover losses from toxic financial deals
    Two years ago Chicago Public Schools officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel claimed they had to close more than 100 schools to save money. It turns out that the costs of the closings, along with the installation of countless Safe Passage routes to protect...