| Feb 9, 2015
| 4:52 PM
To relieve overcrowding at Mount Greenwood Elementary School, six modular classrooms will be added for the 2015-16 school year, Chicago Ald. Matt O'Shea, D-19th, said in a news release Monday.
The $3 million plan also calls for building a playground...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 3:59 AM
Chicago Public Schools faces gaping budget deficits, skyrocketing retirement costs and tough negotiations for a new teachers contract, but the candidates for mayor have offered few solutions on how they'd deal with some of the gravest financial challenges...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 12:20 PM
Many have not taken kindly to the new state-mandated student assessment exam known as PARCC, which will be administered to public K-12 schools this spring, including Superintendent of Evanston Township High School Eric Witherspoon.
He and Dr. Paul Goren,...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 2:40 PM
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.
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:12 AM
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...
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 5:34 PM
Hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren across the Chicago area will stay home from school Monday after Sunday's snowstorm dropped more than a foot of snow.
Chicago Public Schools on Sunday evening announced its third weather-related closing this year....
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:40 PM
A showdown over state testing is intensifying, with the Illinois State Board of Education threatening to yank as much as hundreds of millions of dollars from districts that don't administer a new state exam to students.
A dramatic letter to school...
| 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.