| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:22 PM
With a group of parents and some teachers threatening to boycott a state assessment test students are supposed to be given starting Monday, Chicago Public Schools warned principals that employees could face disciplinary action if they interfere with the...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:50 PM
A coalition of Chicago Public Schools parent groups is calling for students to skip the Illinois Standards Achievement Test, which is being replaced this year by another test as a key element for promotions and eligibility for elite schools.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:09 AM
Republican governor rivals Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner directly confronted each other for the first time Monday amid controversy over misconduct allegations by a state treasurer’s office employee that have quickly become the focus of the...
| Feb 5, 2014
Chicago's debt debacle is so egregious that, come 2039, taxpayers still will be paying off Chicago bonds from 1993 — including money spent on public housing torn down more than a decade ago. Were you shocked that, one day before Detroit filed for...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:21 AM
Every year, getting into Chicago's most competitive public high schools is a gut-wrenching, high-stakes process for many students and their parents.
This year, some parents say Chicago Public Schools has added an extra degree of anxiety by changing...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:35 AM
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton and a coalition of Chicago government worker unions offered separate displays of political theater Monday as they sounded alarms about the state budget shortfall and potential city employee pension cuts.
| Feb 20, 2014
Many people talk about the need to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education programs. Many realize the importance of fostering a new generation of innovators and inventors and engineers and believe that technological progress is key...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Much has changed inside and outside the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since Deborah Rutter — then Deborah Card — moved from running the Seattle Symphony to becoming CSO Association president in 2003.
She inherited an organization that was...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 8:15 PM
State officials are pushing to overhaul how Illinois pays for public schools, a dramatic and potentially unpopular move expected to take money away from wealthy districts scattered across the Chicago region.
Instead, more state dollars would flow into...
| Feb 6, 2014
Letters to the editor from Lisle, Downers Grove, La Grange, Batavia and Glen Ellyn.
I have liked all the popes, but Francis seems to be finding and hitting a long lost chord that is resonating quite well with our times. It is as if we...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A former Boys & Girls Club and CeaseFire counselor who mentored public school students on how to stay away from violence was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting an underage girl who had asked him for help finding a job, prosecutors said.