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  • CPS group rips 'Magic' custodian deal, contributions to Emanuel campaign

    CPS group rips 'Magic' custodian deal, contributions to Emanuel campaign
    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...
  • Garcia touts 2 tax proposals as fixes for city's finances

    Garcia touts 2 tax proposals as fixes for city's finances
    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...
  • Charter schools are not 'elite'

    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....
  • City Council endorsements, 32nd - 39th Wards

    City Council endorsements, 32nd - 39th Wards
    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...
  • Modular classrooms planned to ease crowding at Mount Greenwood Elementary

    Modular classrooms planned to ease crowding at Mount Greenwood Elementary
    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...
  • Massive snowstorm closes schools in Chicago, some suburbs

    Massive snowstorm closes schools in Chicago, some suburbs
    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....
  • Now that PARCC is inevitable, helping kids see big picture

     Now that PARCC is inevitable, helping kids see big picture
    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...
  • Frances Jennings, physical therapist and mother of 9, dies at 90

    Frances Jennings, physical therapist and mother of 9, dies at 90
    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...
  • 'Magic' Johnson and the mayor: $250,000 donated after $80 million CPS deal

    'Magic' Johnson and the mayor: $250,000 donated after $80 million CPS deal
    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. The event...
  • Suburban high school students opt out of PARCC tests

    Suburban high school students opt out of PARCC tests
    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...
  • Forfeit victory in hand, St. Joe seniors would rather play

    Forfeit victory in hand, St. Joe seniors would rather play
    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...