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  • Zopp vs. Duckworth in Senate Democratic primary

    Zopp vs. Duckworth in Senate Democratic primary
    Andrea Zopp, head of the Chicago Urban League and a member of the embattled board of the city's public schools, said Friday she will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, setting up a primary fight next year with U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth....
  • If CPS put kids first, Chicago would grow

    If CPS put kids first, Chicago would grow
    Thanks to Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens for her heartfelt “shout-out” to Chicago Public Schools teachers (I was one for 17 years). Although I went to CPS schools from kindergarten through 12th grade, I never actually planned to teach in...
  • Illinois needs its teachers

    Illinois needs its teachers
    Our governor would like to end unions, reduce teachers’ pay by 7 percent and cut pensions. Most teachers are dedicated to their jobs and put in a lot of overtime that they don’t get paid for. After putting in a full day in the classroom, at...
  • CPS employee used principals' passwords in $870,000 scam, prosecutors say

    CPS employee used principals' passwords in $870,000 scam, prosecutors say
    A Chicago Public Schools employee stole more than $870,000 from two high schools in a scheme with four others after the principals of those schools gave him passwords to the district's automated payment system, prosecutors said Thursday. The...
  • The 7 percent solution to Chicago schools' cash woes

    The 7 percent solution to Chicago schools' cash woes
    "(Chicago Public Schools), which says it is wrestling with a $1.1 billion deficit weighted with pension payments, wants to save millions of dollars by having teachers pay more into their pension fund. The district wants to end a long-standing agreement .....
  • Letters to the editor

    Letters to the editor
    State budget cuts have substantial social costs While granted a small reprieve for fiscal year 2015, human service programs across Illinois will again face significant cuts in the state budget as Illinois rightly tries to put its fiscal house in order....
  • Social workers: On the frontlines helping people, families in need

    Retired social worker Joan Melbourne says she always felt like she was on the frontline when it came to helping others. "When you had a problem, whether it was an addiction or a criminal past or a learning disability, any sort of treatment plan you would...
  • Chicago Public Schools proposes bare-bones capital budget

      Chicago Public Schools proposes bare-bones capital budget
    Citing its bleak finances, Chicago Public Schools on Friday unveiled a $160 million capital budget that officials said will largely cover only projects that are already underway and "the most pressing repairs and maintenance issues" at schools. The...
  • Chicago district still falling short on monitoring athletes

    The nation's third-largest school district isn't tracking academic eligibility of basketball players as well as it should, despite pledging to do better in the wake of a 2014 scandal, the Chicago Sun-Times reported over the weekend. The Sun-Times...
  • Chicago schools refuse to extend teacher contract

    Chicago Public Schools officials say the district will not offer teachers an additional year on their current contract. In a letter to the Chicago Teachers Union, interim district CEO Jesse Ruiz said the district cannot afford a built-in 3 percent pay...
  • Jones Prep placed on lockdown after 'unspecified threat' on Facebook

    Jones Prep placed on lockdown after 'unspecified threat' on Facebook
    Jones College Prep High School in the South Loop was placed on "soft lockdown" Friday morning following what school officials said was "an unspecified threat received on Facebook," according to a message sent to parents. Chicago police and Chicago...