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  • A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city

     A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city
    Ask Chicagoans how to fix their city and you'll hear powerful ideas to rescue flailing schools, cut violent crime, create attractive jobs and help families thrive. We know this. We asked. Last October, we launched our Plan of Chicago project to fill in...
  • Alderman calls for hearings on teen sleep deprivation

    Alderman calls for hearings on teen sleep deprivation
    A longtime alderman is calling for hearings on sleep deprivation in teenagers and the possibility of changing the start times of Chicago public schools to help students get more rest. Northwest Side Ald. Margaret Laurino, 39th, introduced her...
  • Health management plans underused at city schools

    Health management plans underused at city schools
    Chicago Public Schools students with asthma or food allergies often don't have health management plans on file at their schools, according to a new study, potentially leaving the district ill-equipped to respond to life-threatening medical situations....
  • A money lesson for CPS

    A money lesson for CPS
    When it comes to back-to-school shopping, there's a familiar ritual in many households: Salvage as many of last year's colored pencils and markers as possible, then page through sales fliers for the best deals on school supplies. Trying to get the...
  • Emanuel's deputy education chief leaving post

    Emanuel's deputy education chief leaving post
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s point person on Chicago Public Schools is leaving City Hall today to join the Joyce Foundation, a nonprofit that pushes for education reform in the Midwest. Beth Swanson, the mayor’s deputy chief of education, was a...
  • Sweeping reforms suggested to fix CPS truancy crisis

    Sweeping reforms suggested to fix CPS truancy crisis
    A state task force formed in response to a Tribune investigation recommended on Thursday sweeping reforms to address absenteeism in Chicago elementary schools, saying the future of the city's children and its economy are at stake. Chicago Public Schools...
  • Chicago's day of reckoning over pensions delayed

    Chicago's day of reckoning over pensions delayed
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen won't grapple this fall with the financial reckoning the city faces over its underfunded police and fire pension systems, budget officials acknowledged Thursday. Instead, the Emanuel administration plans to take advantage...
  • Alderman's sister named CPS principal despite failing eligibility test

    Alderman's sister named CPS principal despite failing eligibility test
    A powerful Chicago alderman's sister who failed Chicago Public Schools' selection test for principals twice will become the new principal at Gray Elementary thanks to changes in the district's hiring policy made in July. Catherine Sugrue has been an...
  • Alderman proposes using shuttered school on South Side

    Alderman proposes using shuttered school on South Side
    The building occupied by Canter Middle School until this summer, when it was shut down as part of massive districtwide school closings, would be taken over by the 7th and 8th graders attending Kenwood Academy in the fall of 2015 under a proposal by the...
  • Retired CSO violist William Schoen dead at 94

    Retired CSO violist William Schoen dead at 94
    William Schoen had the resume of a life lived in music: 31 years as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's assistant principal violist and assistant principal emeritus, decades performing in the Chicago Arts Quartet and, before that, the Claremont String...
  • Study shows many teachers not credentialed in their subjects

     Study shows many teachers not credentialed in their subjects
    Illinois school districts have employed hundreds of educators to teach everything from science to special education even though they lacked proper credentials in those subjects, a Tribune investigation has found. The assignment of teachers not...