| Mar 19, 2015
| 4:17 PM
The head of a Chicago Public Schools principals' group again condemned privatized school custodian contracts Thursday, including an $80 million deal connected to NBA Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson, another of whose firms has since donated $250,000...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:40 AM
After weeks of being criticized by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his surrogates for not offering specific tax increase proposals to fix Chicago's finances, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia offered two on Wednesday: a graduated state income tax and an expanded...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 10:18 AM
It seems to me that Jesus “Chuy” Garcia does not know the difference between an "elite private" school and a charter school.
First of all, elite private schools charge incredibly high annual fees; charter schools do not charge anything....
| Feb 11, 2015
| 1:12 PM
The Tribune continues endorsements today in contested races for the Chicago City Council.
32nd Ward: If we were going to pick a model for thoughtful independence on the City Council, it would be Ald. Scott Waguespack. He voted against the original...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 4:52 PM
To relieve overcrowding at Mount Greenwood Elementary School, six modular classrooms will be added for the 2015-16 school year, Chicago Ald. Matt O'Shea, D-19th, said in a news release Monday.
The $3 million plan also calls for building a playground...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 5:34 PM
Hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren across the Chicago area will stay home from school Monday after Sunday's snowstorm dropped more than a foot of snow.
Chicago Public Schools on Sunday evening announced its third weather-related closing this year....
| Mar 4, 2015
| 9:34 AM
The day after Chicago Public Schools announced it will reluctantly administer the controversial PARCC exam to the district's 230,000 eligible students, I attended a lecture that convinced me the move is a defeat for students.
Chicago's Erikson Institute...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:20 PM
Shortly after her older brother joined the military during World War II, Frances Jennings signed on with the Women's Army Corps and trained as a physical therapist.
She found she had a knack for it.
After the war and college, Mrs. Jennings worked as a...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 3:04 AM
A week before the February city election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel stood alongside Earvin "Magic" Johnson and his billionaire business partner to announce their $10 million donation for a summer jobs program in the city's toughest neighborhoods.
| Mar 18, 2015
| 5:12 AM
Hundreds of students have declined to take the controversial PARCC exam at two northwest suburban high schools, multiple sources said.
At Rolling Meadows High School, less than three dozen students out of more than 400 members of the junior class sat...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 10:21 AM
It's rare during the season for high school boys basketball players to have off Friday night, but St. Joseph senior guards Jordan Ash and Glynn Watson were looking last week for a way to keep busy.
Ash and Watson had been preparing to play North...