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  • CPS: Dismissal of pregnant teachers was 'consistent with business necessity'

    CPS: Dismissal of pregnant teachers was 'consistent with business necessity'
    In its first formal response to a federal discrimination lawsuit, Chicago Public Schools denied the principal of a Northwest Side elementary school targeted pregnant teachers for dismissal and asserted performance ratings and layoff decisions that...
  • 2 aldermen appointed by Emanuel face challenges at ballot box

    2 aldermen appointed by Emanuel face challenges at ballot box
    The two aldermen appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel since taking office will face voters for the first time next week, and the results could help determine how strong the mayor's lock will be on the Chicago City Council should he win re-election. On the...
  • Preparing students for careers

    I believe to improve education in Chicago, all Chicago Public Schools and charter schools should be career-based. Students lack interest in school because the classes that they take do not get them ready for their careers. This is probably the reason...
  • Chicago-area schools to close because of severe wind chills

     Chicago-area schools to close because of severe wind chills
    A forecast of wind chills that could reach negative 30 degrees led Chicago Public Schools officials to cancel classes Thursday, the fourth weather-related shutdown this year. Several suburban districts also either canceled classes or announced a later...
  • Most Chicago ice rinks closed due to cold weather

    Most Chicago ice rinks closed due to cold weather
    If you're brave enough to stay outside longer than five minutes in the freezing cold and want to go ice skating, you have one option. All the eight outdoor Chicago Park District rinks, including the Maggie Daley Park ice ribbon are closed on Thursday...
  • One mom's empathy for PARCC test critics

     One mom's empathy for PARCC test critics
    I'm probably opposed to the PARCC test, but I'm too busy filling out my kids' home reading logs to give it a proper assessment. I know it stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and I know the Chicago Public Schools...
  • Chicago Public Schools, some suburban schools closed Thursday because of cold

    Chicago Public Schools, some suburban schools closed Thursday because of cold
    Chicago Public Schools and a number of suburban school districts will be closed Thursday, as a wind chill advisory was set to go into effect for the area Wednesday afternoon. CPS has no formal policy on closing schools due to inclement weather, though...
  • State threatens to withhold funds from schools that skip Common Core test

    State threatens to withhold funds from schools that skip Common Core test
    A showdown over state testing is intensifying, with the Illinois State Board of Education threatening to yank as much as hundreds of millions of dollars from districts that don't administer a new state exam to students. A dramatic letter to school...
  • Obama's plan for free community college has seed in Chicago

     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...
  • High School Legends series: Farragut's Ronnie Fields: Unbroken

    High School Legends series: Farragut's Ronnie Fields: Unbroken
    Note to readers: This is the third in an ongoing series of Chicago Legends. To read previous stories on Red Grange and Johnny Lattner, go to prepsplus.com. The first time Ronnie Fields nearly died in a car accident he was 8 years old. Fields says he...