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  • Rahm, Chuy — tell us the truth

    Rahm, Chuy — tell us the truth
    He should have closed a hundred schools, not 50. But even Mayor Rahm Emanuel, accused now of being tone-deaf to the concerns of common folk, knew better in 2013 than to ask Chicagoans to confront the city's grim realities all at once. So even though...
  • 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...
  • CPS financial problems many, mayoral candidate solutions few

    CPS financial problems many, mayoral candidate solutions few
    Chicago Public Schools faces gaping budget deficits, skyrocketing retirement costs and tough negotiations for a new teachers contract, but the candidates for mayor have offered few solutions on how they'd deal with some of the gravest financial challenges...
  • Emanuel, Garcia: Tell voters how you'll fix CPS

    Emanuel, Garcia: Tell voters how you'll fix CPS
    "All short-term solutions to our budget crisis have been exhausted." — Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett to the Chicago Board of Education, Feb. 25, 2014 $1.1 billion. That is the looming budget deficit that Chicago Public...
  • Teacher dies after collapsing at Austin elementary school

    Teacher dies after collapsing at Austin elementary school
    A Chicago Public Schools teacher has died after suffering a heart attack at an elementary school in the Austin neighborhood, authorities said. James Dasher, 58, collapsed Tuesday afternoon at Spencer Elementary Technology Academy, according to the...
  • ETHS' Witherspoon questions validity of PARCC testing for students

    Many have not taken kindly to the new state-mandated student assessment exam known as PARCC, which will be administered to public K-12 schools this spring, including Superintendent of Evanston Township High School Eric Witherspoon. He and Dr. Paul Goren,...
  • CPS braces for 'consequences' of snubbing state-mandated test

    CPS braces for 'consequences' of snubbing state-mandated test
    With days remaining before Illinois schools can administer a new state-mandated test, Chicago Public Schools remains in a tight spot over the potential consequences of its decision to spurn the exam, officials acknowledged Wednesday. The Chicago...
  • Outbreak causes vaccination debate to heat up

    Outbreak causes vaccination debate to heat up
    Debating vaccination requirements isn’t new, but panic over the recent measles outbreak has triggered heated arguments and plenty of fresh questions. This issue goes beyond social media rants and false claims. So, what’s the real deal with...
  • Chicago Public Schools is borrowing once again

    The city's cash-strapped school system is seeking to borrow up to $700 million as finance officials work to manage the district's many debts. Chicago Board of Education members on Wednesday voted 6-0 to approve a measure providing for up to $300 million...
  • Teachers complain about revised CPS discipline policy

    Teachers complain about revised CPS discipline policy
    Teachers at a West Town school say a revised student discipline code that scales back suspensions and expulsions has left them struggling to deal with unruly students. "There were no structures put in place to support this code of conduct," said Megan...