| Oct 30, 2014
| 3:22 PM
The do-gooders of Chicago spend a lot of time thinking about how to fix education and work-readiness programs, often seen as the only stairways to upward mobility.
For 14 years, Jeff McCarter has run one called Free Spirit Media. It has taken that...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's efforts to position himself as a champion of higher wages continued Monday with his administration's announcement that the Chicago Housing Authority has agreed to his suggestion to require contractors and subcontractors to pay workers...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Carol Adams, president and CEO of the DuSable Museum of African American History, will retire on Dec. 31, according to an announcement from the museum. Adams joined the institution on Nov. 9, 2009.
During her years in office she developed Chicago Public...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett said Wednesday that she'll ask the federal government to delay the rollout of a new and controversial state exam for grade school students this spring.
Byrd-Bennett told school board members that fully...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:06 AM
More than $100,000 worth of computer equipment was stolen from an Englewood elementary school, authorities said.
Several people were seen entering Nicholson STEM Academy, 6006 S. Peoria St., about 12:30 a.m. Monday and were later seen leaving with...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The mother of a Chicago Public Schools student is suing the district, claiming she was injured at a parent-teacher conference when the desk she was sitting in collapsed.
The lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court Friday.
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:01 PM
On Thursday, October 9, acclaimed chef Rick Bayless will share with Blue Sky Innovation how he has stayed true to his vision as he has built a restaurant, food and media empire. Bayless joins the Chicago Tribune’s Colin McMahon at the National...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 12:07 PM
A lawsuit filed by the family of a public school student who committed suicide in May alleges Chicago school officials failed to follow procedures to address bullying.
A complaint filed in Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday by the mother of...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Every year, hundreds of Chicago Public Schools students earn decent grades, graduate from high school and then ... flounder. Many of them don't get the encouragement to enroll in college, many can't afford college tuition. That's a shame for them, their...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Chicago Public Schools will not be taking proposals for any additional charter schools for the 2015-16 school year, a district spokesman said Thursday.
The district will not issue a request for new school proposals until December, and won’t accept...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Qualified graduates of Chicago's public high schools will be eligible for a free ride at one of the city's seven community colleges under a scholarship program announced today by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman....