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  • Helping CPS students to and through college

    Helping CPS students to and through college
    Back in 2006, the University of Chicago calculated that just 8 out of every 100 freshmen in Chicago Public Schools eventually earn a college degree. That was a dismal gauge of Chicago's future. While not everyone is destined for college, people who do...
  • A Chicago work-readiness program that's working

    A Chicago work-readiness program that's working
    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...
  • Cash-strapped Chicago schools eager for more sponsorship deals

    Strapped for cash, Chicago Public Schools said Friday it's looking for a company to line up revenue-generating sponsorship deals that could include naming rights for stadiums, ball fields and auditoriums. The district on Tuesday will request proposals...
  • Most public school students aren't prepared for college work, data show

    Most public school students aren't prepared for college work, data show
    With top test scores and high graduation rates, Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook sees almost 90 percent of its graduates go off to college. But it's another story in a small community just south of the Wisconsin border, where only about half of...
  • Higher Emanuel fees and taxes add up

    Higher Emanuel fees and taxes add up
    As the Chicago City Council prepares to approve his latest budget Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel repeatedly has reminded voters that he didn't raise city property taxes during his first four years in office. But that doesn't mean homeowners haven't had...
  • Aldermen turn up heat on CPS' bond deals; public jeers school board chief

    Aldermen turn up heat on CPS' bond deals; public jeers school board chief
    The Chicago City Council’s Education and Child Development Committee will hold a hearing to examine Chicago Public Schools’ borrowing practices, committee chair Ald. Latasha Thomas said Wednesday. Eight aldermen signed a resolution calling...
  • Not another test! Yes, but a valuable one

    Not another test! Yes, but a valuable one
    Chicago Public Schools officials and a high-powered group of suburban educators are pleading with state officials to put the brakes on a tough new standardized test that Illinois students are scheduled to take this spring. Some schools say they don't have...
  • Teachers, parents rally support for CPS teacher who lost home in blast

    Teachers, parents rally support for CPS teacher who lost home in blast
    A few hours after her house was destroyed Tuesday in a natural gas explosion, Chicago Public Schools teacher Darlene Sheahan was getting help from co-workers and parents of her current and former students. Sheahan teaches at Sutherland School in the...
  • How the Tribune analyzed CPS' bond deals

    How the Tribune analyzed CPS' bond deals
    When Chicago Public Schools officials embraced auction-rate borrowing over traditional fixed-rate bonds, their goal was to save money for the financially strapped district. From 2003 through 2007, the district issued auction-rate bonds four times,...
  • How's your school doing?

    How's your school doing?
    Illinois schools no longer are labeled as failures or successes based on standardized test scores, as they were under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Schools now will be judged on a powerful set of measures that help parents and teachers know if...
  • CPS must recover losses from toxic financial deals

    CPS must recover losses from toxic financial deals
    Two years ago Chicago Public Schools officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel claimed they had to close more than 100 schools to save money. It turns out that the costs of the closings, along with the installation of countless Safe Passage routes to protect...