| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:34 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn struck a class warfare theme Wednesday during a plea to Democratic Party faithful to turn out a big vote this fall to defeat Republicans with pockets as deep as “King Midas.”
The re-election seeking Quinn...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 5:12 PM
The number of Advanced Placement exams taken in the Los Angeles Unified School District hit an all-time high during the 2013-14 school year. Students took 48,000 AP tests across the district, up 62% from seven years ago, the district announced.
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:37 AM
More kids attended Chicago Park District day camp this summer than in years past, the city reported today.
There were 41,468 children ages six to 12 enrolled in the day camps in more than 230 parks across the city this summer, according to Mayor Rahm...
| Jul 13, 2014
Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Kline received the Career Achievement Award on June 28 at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival Summer Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel. More than 300 film lovers, friends and supporters enjoyed a lavish reception,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:41 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Chicago aldermen today moved closer to agreeing not to hire workers who had been fired by the city for misconduct or left City Hall while facing allegations later deemed credible.
The Committee on Workforce Development and Audit recommended making...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:13 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:33 AM
For 17 straight months, CTA bus ridership has declined compared with the previous year, a trend that the CTA calls "complicated."
The agency has recorded bus ridership losses compared with the previous year every month from December 2012 to April 2014,...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:53 AM
A growing concern about declining enrollment of minority students at Chicago Public Schools’ highest-tier schools, particularly on the city’s North Side, will fuel a public hearing this morning.
Although the City Council Education and Child...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:36 AM
At Wednesday’s Chicago Public Schools Board meeting, CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett will present revisions to the student code of conduct that, according a CPS press release, “recognize that the best way to support student learning is to keep...