| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:26 PM
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...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:04 AM
In the latest drama over school testing in Illinois, the longtime state science exams for fourth-, seventh- and 11th-graders have been cut from the lineup of spring exams — even though they're required by federal law.
The tests covering everything...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 3:14 AM
As Patrick Daley Thompson sits in his Jeep Grand Cherokee outside the Bridgeport bungalow he once lived in as a toddler with grandfather Mayor Richard J. Daley and now owns as a married father of three, he ticks off a long list of second- and third-...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 12:32 PM
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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 9:08 AM
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.
| Dec 4, 2014
| 11:01 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:04 AM
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.
| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:10 PM
Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, a mayoral candidate backed by the Chicago Teachers Union, said Chicago Public Schools should "end its self-defeating fight" against a federal lawsuit alleging pregnant teachers were targeted for firing by...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:11 PM
I am writing in response to “CPS to snub new exam mandate; Limiting computer-driven test could risk federal aid, feed debate” (News, Jan. 19). The article should have been titled “CPS goes rogue: Where are the state auditors?”...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:46 PM
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 —...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Plan your night with these dining events, drink deals and more.
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,...