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  • Soccer Ball raises money for Chicago Public Schools

     Soccer Ball raises money for Chicago Public Schools
    It was another sellout crowd for the 9th annual Soccer Ball benefiting Urban Initiatives at Morgan Manufacturing in the West Town neighborhood Jan. 23. Nearly 1,000 guests enjoyed multiple food stations, open bars, dancing, a photo booth, silent and...
  • Common Core test spurs angst among educators, parents

    Common Core test spurs angst among educators, parents
    When students in DuPage County's Lake Park High School District took a field test of Illinois' new state exam last spring, the reaction stunned administrators: "Our students said it was the hardest thing they've ever taken," said Superintendent Lynne...
  • Student digital privacy protections welcomed by parents, teachers

    Student digital privacy protections welcomed by parents, teachers
    When Courtney Lorentz's 6-year-old daughter brought home an iPad from school last fall, the Deerfield mom wanted assurance that the thoughts, ideas and personal information her daughter typed into the device would not follow her for years to come —...
  • Elect the Chicago school board?

    Elect the Chicago school board?
    The four challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel were emphatic at the Tribune Editorial Board debate Tuesday: They would willingly surrender the vast power of the mayor to guide public education in the city. They support an elected school board. Twenty...
  • Mayoral candidate Garcia says CPS should drop fight over lawsuit

    Mayoral candidate Garcia says CPS should drop fight over lawsuit
    Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, a mayoral candidate backed by the Chicago Teachers Union, said Chicago Public Schools should "end its self-defeating fight" against a federal lawsuit alleging pregnant teachers were targeted for firing by...
  • State-mandated school testing

    I am writing in response to “CPS to snub new exam mandate; Limiting computer-driven test could risk federal aid, feed debate” (News, Jan. 19). The article should have been titled “CPS goes rogue: Where are the state auditors?”...
  • CPS surrenders in standardized test battle

    CPS surrenders in standardized test battle
    Come March, thousands of elementary and high school students across Illinois will take a demanding new test that will give a much more comprehensive look at how our students are learning and how our schools are performing. Every Chicago student should...
  • Obama's plan for free community college has seed in Chicago

    President Barack Obama's plan to offer a free community college education to qualified students is based at least partly on a Chicago initiative, White House officials said. The president laid out the federal plan Friday in a speech in Tennessee....
  • Suburban educator who resigned over texts now working at Chicago high school

    Suburban educator who resigned over texts now working at Chicago high school
    Chicago Public Schools officials have placed a high school teacher on administrative duty while they examine whether the man — who left an earlier job after being accused of sending "awkward and creepy" texts to a student — was properly vetted...
  • The lies about murders in Chicago

    The lies about murders in Chicago
    In 2014, it is Demario Bailey. In 2013, it was Hadiya Pendleton. In 2009, it was Fenger High School honor student Derrion Albert. For me, it was Ben Wilson in 1984. These are children in Chicago whose gruesome deaths give life to the dreary body-...
  • Cold closings a 'new normal': CPS, others to stay shut Thursday

     Cold closings a 'new normal': CPS, others to stay shut Thursday
    As a bone-chilling cold front approached, north suburban Superintendent Lonny Lemon said he was in a meeting Tuesday when "everyone's phones started exploding" with news about impending school closings. The calls, texts and emails were prompted by the...