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  • Karen Lewis inches closer to challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    Karen Lewis inches closer to challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel
    The gathering at the Beverly Woods Banquet Hall on Tuesday night had the feel of a campaign event: a jam-packed room, drinks flowing, soul music blaring and a raucous crowd cheering. There was only one thing missing from the event, dubbed “A...
  • CPS: Concept charter operator won't open Chatham campus in fall

    CPS: Concept charter operator won't open Chatham campus in fall
    Chicago Public Schools officials announced Thursday that the beleaguered Concept charter school operator will not be opening its Chatham campus this fall. A district source said the delay has nothing to do with anĀ FBIĀ investigation into Concept...
  • Chicago Park District day camp numbers up

    Chicago Park District day camp numbers up
    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...
  • Quinn hits Rauner on class warfare theme at state fair

    Quinn hits Rauner on class warfare theme at state fair
    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...
  • Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads

    Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads
    A group of Chicago firefighters has hired a lawyer in anticipation of a possible legal challenge to a city hiring policy that will give graduates of Chicago public high schools an advantage in an upcoming Fire Department exam. The firefighters say the...
  • Kudos to hundreds of employees behind the scenes at Chicago Public Schools

    As families and communities focus on students and teachers in the beginning weeks of school, I’d like to offer a shout out to the many hundreds of employees behind the scenes at Chicago Public Schools. People often comment disparagingly about the...
  • CPS students -- and politicians -- head back to school

    CPS students -- and politicians -- head back to school
    More than 400,000 students headed back to Chicago public schools today, and many had politicians on hand to welcome them to class. The time-honored tradition of officials ringing school bells on the first day of the year takes on added importance for...
  • Chicago Public Schools reports graduation rate up

    Chicago Public Schools reports graduation rate up
    Following national trends and building on years of growth, Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday reported a higher graduation rate for high school students in the last school year. The CPS graduation rate has been climbing for the past decade except for one...
  • State announces $10 million for CPS' Safe Passage program

    State announces $10 million for CPS' Safe Passage program
    The state of Illinois is adding $10 million to the Chicago Public Schools’ Safe Passage anti-violence program, according to the offices of the governor and mayor. The additional state dollars, announced Thursday, will add 27 schools and new routes...
  • CTA offering free back-to-school rides to Chicago elementary, high school students

    CTA offering free back-to-school rides to Chicago elementary, high school students
    For Chicago students going back to elementary or high school, at least math will be easy on their first day. Students will pay nothing to ride the CTA on Tuesday. The transit agency is once again providing free rides to elementary and high school...
  • A Chicago success: More diplomas, fewer dropouts

    A Chicago success: More diplomas, fewer dropouts
    So much of the debate on education in Chicago focuses on conflicts between teachers and district officials over test scores and educator evaluations. Or on the political squabbling between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen...