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  • California judge rightly strikes down teacher job protection laws

     California judge rightly strikes down teacher job protection laws
    Earlier this year, we told you about a riveting case unfolding in a Los Angeles courtroom. Nine students — among them 15-year-old Beatriz Vergara — contended that strong job protections enshrined in state law, including teacher tenure, made it...
  • It is almost impossible to fire bad teachers

    Good schools have good teachers. Period.  Charter schools have an edge because they can terminate bad teachers.  The Chicago Teachers Union contract makes it almost impossible for Chicago Public Schools to terminate bad teachers. -- Alicia Burns,...
  • Printers Row Lit Fest: The family guide

    Printers Row Lit Fest: The family guide
    This weekend marks the 30-year anniversary of the Printers Row Lit Fest, and there’s no shortage of family-friendly literary fun, with more than 30 events for kids, teens and parents. And those are just the scheduled events. At Just Kidding Park,...
  • Patterson's passion: getting kids to read

    Patterson's passion: getting kids to read
    — James Patterson, king of the airport novelists, spent much of last week being celebrated by the nation's independent booksellers. On its face, it seems like an irony: Author of unabashedly commercial fiction earns plaudits from snooty vendors of...
  • Chicago school responds to anti-Semitic bullying

    Chicago school responds to anti-Semitic bullying
    Chicago Public Schools has found itself in the middle of a controversy over its handling of anti-Semitic bullying of an eighth-grade boy by other students at Ogden International School on the Near North Side. Three boys were suspended and apologized,...
  • Chief Keef evicted from Highland Park home

    Chief Keef evicted from Highland Park home
    Chief Keef’s Instagram site tells the story: “Lookin For Houses.” The South Side rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, was evicted Tuesday from his rented mansion in Highland Park, police said. It’s the latest in a long...
  • Quinn gets it right, signs Chicago pension fix

    Quinn gets it right, signs Chicago pension fix
    Gov. Pat Quinn took a deep breath and did the right thing Monday. He got out of the way. Overcoming his election-year jitters, Quinn signed a bill that gives Chicago some tools to arrest its ever-deepening pension crisis. The measure, negotiated...
  • Prosecutors: CPS guard sexually abused students

    Prosecutors: CPS guard sexually abused students
    A Chicago Public Schools security officer sexually abused students at the Southwest Side high school where he works, prosecutors said. Walter Wells, 34, is accused of grabbing female students' breasts and buttocks over a period of several years at...
  • Constance Cameron Porth, edited equine periodical, 1944-2014

     Constance Cameron Porth, edited equine periodical, 1944-2014
    Constance Cameron Porth grew up in rural Libertyville, where she developed a love for riding horses, including one of her own that she named Ms. Caroline. "She rode horses around town like other kids rode their bikes," said her sister Lorrie Burrows....
  • CPS to add International Baccalaureate program at five schools

    CPS to add International Baccalaureate program at five schools
    Chicago Public Schools announced yesterday that five elementary and middle schools are adding increasingly popular International Baccalaureate programs in the fall. Four schools will offer programs for students in grades six through eight: William H....
  • Local Voices South: May 1 edition

    Local Voices South: May 1 edition
    Letters to the editor from Orland Park, Tinley Park, Lansing, Homewood and Lockport. Tax the wealthy Abraham Lincoln, considered by many the greatest president in U.S. history, believed government could do great things. Lincoln, the creator of our...