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  • Most Chicago ice rinks closed due to cold weather

    Most Chicago ice rinks closed due to cold weather
    If you're brave enough to stay outside longer than five minutes in the freezing cold and want to go ice skating, you have one option. All the eight outdoor Chicago Park District rinks, including the Maggie Daley Park ice ribbon are closed on Thursday...
  • One mom's empathy for PARCC test critics

     One mom's empathy for PARCC test critics
    I'm probably opposed to the PARCC test, but I'm too busy filling out my kids' home reading logs to give it a proper assessment. I know it stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and I know the Chicago Public Schools...
  • Chicago Public Schools, some suburban schools closed Thursday because of cold

    Chicago Public Schools, some suburban schools closed Thursday because of cold
    Chicago Public Schools and a number of suburban school districts will be closed Thursday, as a wind chill advisory was set to go into effect for the area Wednesday afternoon. CPS has no formal policy on closing schools due to inclement weather, though...
  • CPS substitute teacher accused of sending explicit texts to 14-year-old girl

    CPS substitute teacher accused of sending explicit texts to 14-year-old girl
    A Chicago Public Schools substitute teacher has been charged with indecent solicitation of a 14-year-old student. Aaron Williams-Banks, 28, who appeared in bond court Saturday, has been accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to the student...
  • Chicago Public Schools reconsiders snub of standardized PARCC test

     Chicago Public Schools reconsiders snub of standardized PARCC test
    Chicago Public Schools officials are reconsidering their snub of a new, mandatory state exam after being threatened with potentially crippling financial sanctions. CPS testing administrators received a memo earlier this month telling them to complete...
  • Louder Than a Bomb goes off for 15th anniversary

    Louder Than a Bomb goes off for 15th anniversary
    Television and film star Alec Baldwin, recently having returned from filming a role in "Mission Impossible 5," the latest in the franchise that has earned more than $2 billion worldwide, was talking on the phone from Manhattan about his upcoming trip to...
  • Return unions' focus to the people they represent

    If unions want people to join and pay dues, let them provide value to the workers that they should be serving. Case 1: My daughter at 15 got her first job as a bagger at a grocery store. The union took one hour of her pay each week in dues even though...
  • City Council endorsements, 32nd - 39th Wards

    City Council endorsements, 32nd - 39th Wards
    The Tribune continues endorsements today in contested races for the Chicago City Council. 32nd Ward: If we were going to pick a model for thoughtful independence on the City Council, it would be Ald. Scott Waguespack. He voted against the original...
  • Modular classrooms planned to ease crowding at Mount Greenwood Elementary

    Modular classrooms planned to ease crowding at Mount Greenwood Elementary
    To relieve overcrowding at Mount Greenwood Elementary School, six modular classrooms will be added for the 2015-16 school year, Chicago Ald. Matt O'Shea, D-19th, said in a news release Monday. The $3 million plan also calls for building a playground...
  • CPS financial problems many, mayoral candidate solutions few

    CPS financial problems many, mayoral candidate solutions few
    Chicago Public Schools faces gaping budget deficits, skyrocketing retirement costs and tough negotiations for a new teachers contract, but the candidates for mayor have offered few solutions on how they'd deal with some of the gravest financial challenges...
  • ETHS' Witherspoon questions validity of PARCC testing for students

    Many have not taken kindly to the new state-mandated student assessment exam known as PARCC, which will be administered to public K-12 schools this spring, including Superintendent of Evanston Township High School Eric Witherspoon. He and Dr. Paul Goren,...