| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Two challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel — 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia — have released education platforms this week. It's safe to say their priorities do not mirror what Chicago Public Schools...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Chicago's continuing push for a bigger slice of trade with China will kick into high gear Tuesday when top negotiators from Washington and Beijing fly in for bilateral talks aimed at easing the flow of cross-border commerce.
While the main show at the U....
| Dec 15, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a new inspector general to the Chicago Board of Education, a move set for a procedural vote when the board meets Wednesday.
Nicholas J. Schuler, previously deputy inspector general for schools and the department's interim...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Ronnie Lewis was a long-time educator in Chicago Public Schools who later in life moved to south suburban Dolton and became the first African-American local government official, rising ultimately to the office of mayor.
Lewis, who died Wednesday, Dec. 3,...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:01 PM
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...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Four years ago, recently departed White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel chose the crowded gymnasium of a North Side elementary school to formally kick off what he'd been building up to for weeks: a run for mayor of Chicago.
The venue, John C....
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Of 100 freshmen who start at a Chicago public high school, about 14 will graduate from a four-year college by their mid-20s, a number that has improved over time but is still troubling and below the national average, according to a report to be released...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:57 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Ask Chicagoans how to fix their city and you'll hear powerful ideas to rescue flailing schools, cut violent crime, create attractive jobs and help families thrive. We know this. We asked. Last October, we launched our Plan of Chicago project to fill in...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:22 AM
Enrollment at Chicago Public Schools this year dipped below 400,000 students for the first time in at least 20 years.
Student enrollment on the 20th day of school this year continued a decline that began in the early 2000s. The 396,683 students...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Charter schools have failed to improve Chicago's public school system and perform less ably than comparable traditional schools, according to a new report from an urban research group at the University of Minnesota Law School.
The Institute on...