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  • Teachers, parents rally support for CPS teacher who lost home in blast

    Teachers, parents rally support for CPS teacher who lost home in blast
    A few hours after her house was destroyed Tuesday in a natural gas explosion, Chicago Public Schools teacher Darlene Sheahan was getting help from co-workers and parents of her current and former students. Sheahan teaches at Sutherland School in the...
  • 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...
  • Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools

    Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools
    Fresh from the world of high-stakes trading, David Vitale arrived at Chicago Public Schools a decade ago with a plan to transform the way it borrowed money. With the district thirsty for cheap cash, plain old municipal bonds weren't good enough anymore,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hancock High may get selective enrollment status

    A high school near Midway Airport will likely become the city's 11th selective enrollment high school next year and the first on the Southwest Side, Chicago Public Schools officials said Wednesday. Officials said the decision to transform John Hancock...
  • CPS gives schools new ratings to judge success and trouble

    CPS gives schools new ratings to judge success and trouble
    Chicago Public Schools officials unveiled new school performance ratings Wednesday that the district said will help educators and parents better identify struggling and successful schools. Under the system, most of the district's 664 schools have been...
  • Parents, friends rally for CPS teacher whose home was destroyed in explosion

    Parents, friends rally for CPS teacher whose home was destroyed in explosion
    The Chicago Tribune Media Group's Southtown Star is reporting that parents and teachers are trying to raise money for Darlene Sheahan, a Chicago Public Schools teacher whose home in the Morgan Park neighborhood was destroyed Tuesday in a natural gas...
  • China-run Confucius Institutes under fire in U.S. schools, like CPS

     China-run Confucius Institutes under fire in U.S. schools, like CPS
    A congressional subcommittee on Thursday heard from critics who question the influence of the Chinese government on a language and culture program that is well established at Chicago Public Schools and last year debuted at the University of Illinois at...