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  • CPS to resume classes Tuesday

    CPS to resume classes Tuesday
    Classes will resume at Chicago public schools on Tuesday, officials announced Monday afternoon. The district canceled classes Monday as the worst winter storm of the year hit the Chicago area, dumping more than 19 inches.  It was the fifth largest...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago Public Schools COO Tom Tyrrell resigns

    Chicago Public Schools COO Tom Tyrrell resigns
    Tom L. Tyrrell, the chief operating officer for Chicago Public Schools who helped manage the closings of nearly 50 schools in 2013, is leaving the district to pursue an unspecified "opportunity in public service," schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett said...
  • CPS schedules makeup days after cold snap

    CPS schedules makeup days after cold snap
    Chicago Public Schools has announced when it will make up two days of classes that were canceled earlier this month because of cold weather. The makeup days will be Friday, Jan. 30, and Wednesday, June 17, a school district spokesman said. Those dates...
  • Did CPS take care of its displaced kids?

    Did CPS take care of its displaced kids?
    We've talked to dozens of candidates for the Chicago City Council in the last three weeks and we've heard a lot of anger about the decision by Chicago Public Schools in 2013 to close nearly 50 schools. We've heard a rising antipathy to charter schools....