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  • Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads

    Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads
    A group of Chicago firefighters has hired a lawyer in anticipation of a possible legal challenge to a city hiring policy that will give graduates of Chicago public high schools an advantage in an upcoming Fire Department exam. The firefighters say the...
  • Chicago Tribune poll: Support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel falling fast in Chicago

    Chicago Tribune poll: Support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel falling fast in Chicago
    Chicago voters have grown sharply dissatisfied with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's job performance and have signaled a willingness to support his most prominent potential challenger, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found. Facing concerns over crime, education...
  • Tribune poll: Daley gets blame for city's financial condition

    Tribune poll: Daley gets blame for city's financial condition
    Far more Chicago voters believe former Mayor Richard M. Daley is more responsible for the city's ongoing financial woes than his successor, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll. At the same time, a strong majority of those surveyed continue to...
  • Mother, daughter cook up non-dystopian teen reading list

    Mom says ... If you're reading this, it's probably because you are not in the middle of a futuristic fight for the survival of the human race. So maybe you've got a minute to idly ponder what teens are reading these days: a lot of teens in a...
  • Emanuel uses Little League team to try for campaign boost

    Emanuel uses Little League team to try for campaign boost
    It’s often noted that Mayor Rahm Emanuel once proclaimed it’s politically wise to “never let a serious crisis go to waste.” Now, it appears he’s applying the same principle to success. In an email message sent out yesterday...
  • Suzanne Minn, Chicago schoolteacher, 1937-2014

    Growing up in Detroit during the 1940s, Suzanne Minn saw signs posted at hotels and restaurants indicating that Jews were not welcome, according to her family. "She remembered it as a very segregated city, not just between blacks and whites, but with...
  • Tribune poll: Voters give Emanuel low marks on his school policies

    Tribune poll: Voters give Emanuel low marks on his school policies
    After a teachers strike, school closings and widespread budget cuts, city voters are increasingly frustrated with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's stewardship of Chicago Public Schools, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows. Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed...
  • CPS should reinstate the truant officer program

    As a recently retired Chicago Public Schools social worker, I strongly endorse the state task force recommendation to hire truant officers in CPS. At the beginning of my career, I had the opportunity to work with truant officers and I can state...
  • CPS test scores show gains in grades 2 through 8

    CPS test scores show gains in grades 2 through 8
    Chicago Public Schools today released preliminary information on standardized test scores that indicate students across grades 2 to 8 made gains, with more than half of them scoring above the national average in reading but not as many doing as well in...
  • Retrieving thousands of Chicago kids who slip through the cracks

    Retrieving thousands of Chicago kids who slip through the cracks
    She was a fourth-grader who stopped showing up at her South Side school in 2010. She lived with relatives in a dirty, unkempt house. She became pregnant. In fourth grade. The Tribune uncovered her horrific story while researching truancy rates at...
  • L.A. Unified's AP exam participation rate continues to rise

    L.A. Unified's AP exam participation rate continues to rise
    The number of Advanced Placement exams taken in the Los Angeles Unified School District hit an all-time high during the 2013-14 school year. Students took 48,000 AP tests across the district, up 62% from seven years ago, the district announced. High...