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  • 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....
  • Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    Plan your night with these dining events, drink deals and more. EAT Burger and Brew Night Brasserie by LM 800 S. Michigan Ave. 312-431-1788 Choose one of four burgers, such as a lamb burger with onion jam or beef topped with blue cheese and bacon,...
  • Student digital privacy protections welcomed by parents, teachers

    Student digital privacy protections welcomed by parents, teachers
    When Courtney Lorentz's 6-year-old daughter brought home an iPad from school last fall, the Deerfield mom wanted assurance that the thoughts, ideas and personal information her daughter typed into the device would not follow her for years to come —...
  • Chicago Public Schools defies mandate on new standardized exam, PARCC

     Chicago Public Schools defies mandate on new standardized exam, PARCC
    Chicago Public Schools are set to defy a mandate to launch a standardized exam districtwide this spring, despite the potential for sanctions that could include some loss of federal funding. The district said it will administer the Partnership for...
  • Feds: Pregnant teachers at Chicago school rated poorly, targeted for firing

    Feds: Pregnant teachers at Chicago school rated poorly, targeted for firing
    Pregnant teachers at a Northwest Side elementary school received lowered performance ratings and were targeted for firing by their principal, according to a lawsuit the U.S. government filed Tuesday against the Chicago Board of Education and Chicago...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings for the Chicago area

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings for the Chicago area
    Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday. These public services will be affected then: Schools: Chicago Public Schools will be closed. Most suburban schools will be closed; check your local district. Government offices: Federal, state,...
  • The future of the community college

    The future of the community college
    President Barack Obama floated an ambitious idea last week: No-cost community college. "Put simply, what I'd like to do is see the first two years of community college free for everybody who is willing to work for it," Obama said. The president...
  • Another precinct heard from: The aldermanic questionnaire of Ed Bus (53rd)

    Another precinct heard from: The aldermanic questionnaire of Ed Bus (53rd)
    You won't find the following posted to the candidate surveys page of the Tribune's Election Central, as that site confines itself to non-fictional candidates. But Justin Kaufmann of the comedy troupe Schadenfreude has sent over the questionnaire responses...
  • CPS was correct to close schools during extreme cold

    A recent commentary writer penned that so few students in Chicago Public Schools walk to school anymore, thus schools should remain open during sub-zero cold snaps as they have in the past (“Toughen up kids: Cold is a lousy excuse to close schools,&...
  • 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...
  • Jewish rights organization releases list of Midwest anti-Semitic acts

    Jewish rights organization releases list of Midwest anti-Semitic acts
    Days after terrorist killings in Paris, officials with the Simon Wiesenthal Center released a list Tuesday of alarming anti-Semitic incidents in the Midwest last year. In Chicago, swastikas and anti-Semitic messages were spray-painted on the garages...