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  • 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...
  • Kraft expert has recipe to help kids eat lunches

    Kraft expert has recipe to help kids eat lunches
    As a parent, Carrie Conway knows it can be a challenge to pack a nutritious lunch that kids will eat. At work, school lunches also are on her mind: She helps devise recipes for filling children's lunchboxes as culinary group manager at Kraft Kitchens....
  • Schools "on-track"

    The significant rise in Chicago Public Schools’ graduation rate stems from solid research, good data and instruction tailored to individual student needs. Researchers at the Urban Education Institute’s Consortium on Chicago School Research...
  • A quiet start expected for city schools as mayoral election draws near

    A quiet start expected for city schools as mayoral election draws near
    When school begins Tuesday, it will be a much quieter start to the school year than what Chicago has come to expect. For one, there are no mass school closings, with thousands of students walking unfamiliar routes to new schools. There's no teachers...
  • CPS delays charter school on South Side

    The beleaguered Concept Schools charter operation will not be opening a new campus on the South Side this fall, leaving more than 400 children in need of a new school less than two weeks before the first day of classes, Chicago Public Schools officials...
  • Health management plans underused at city schools

    Health management plans underused at city schools
    Chicago Public Schools students with asthma or food allergies often don't have health management plans on file at their schools, according to a new study, potentially leaving the district ill-equipped to respond to life-threatening medical situations....
  • A money lesson for CPS

    A money lesson for CPS
    When it comes to back-to-school shopping, there's a familiar ritual in many households: Salvage as many of last year's colored pencils and markers as possible, then page through sales fliers for the best deals on school supplies. Trying to get the...
  • Tribune poll: Daley gets blame for city's financial condition

    Tribune poll: Daley gets blame for city's financial condition
    Far more Chicago voters believe former Mayor Richard M. Daley is more responsible for the city's ongoing financial woes than his successor, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll. At the same time, a strong majority of those surveyed continue to...
  • Mother, daughter cook up non-dystopian teen reading list

    Mom says ... If you're reading this, it's probably because you are not in the middle of a futuristic fight for the survival of the human race. So maybe you've got a minute to idly ponder what teens are reading these days: a lot of teens in a...
  • Emanuel uses Little League team to try for campaign boost

    Emanuel uses Little League team to try for campaign boost
    It’s often noted that Mayor Rahm Emanuel once proclaimed it’s politically wise to “never let a serious crisis go to waste.” Now, it appears he’s applying the same principle to success. In an email message sent out yesterday...
  • Suzanne Minn, Chicago schoolteacher, 1937-2014

    Growing up in Detroit during the 1940s, Suzanne Minn saw signs posted at hotels and restaurants indicating that Jews were not welcome, according to her family. "She remembered it as a very segregated city, not just between blacks and whites, but with...