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  • 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...
  • 11th Ward hopeful labors to grow the Daley legacy

    11th Ward hopeful labors to grow the Daley legacy
    As Patrick Daley Thompson sits in his Jeep Grand Cherokee outside the Bridgeport bungalow he once lived in as a toddler with grandfather Mayor Richard J. Daley and now owns as a married father of three, he ticks off a long list of second- and third-...
  • Maddening summary of debt

    I’m currently receiving an annuity from the Illinois Teachers Retirement System after teaching in a non-Chicago Public Schools public high school for a third of a century and contributing my portion to the system while employed. I am beyond...
  • New Chicago Public Schools borrowing will invite scrutiny from ratings agencies

    New Chicago Public Schools borrowing will invite scrutiny from ratings agencies
    The Chicago Board of Education's decision Wednesday to borrow up to $700 million is likely to bring new scrutiny from ratings agencies as the district struggles to bridge a $1.1 billion gap in its upcoming budget. As with any major debt issuance,...
  • CPS: Dismissal of pregnant teachers was 'consistent with business necessity'

    CPS: Dismissal of pregnant teachers was 'consistent with business necessity'
    In its first formal response to a federal discrimination lawsuit, Chicago Public Schools denied the principal of a Northwest Side elementary school targeted pregnant teachers for dismissal and asserted performance ratings and layoff decisions that...
  • 2 aldermen appointed by Emanuel face challenges at ballot box

    2 aldermen appointed by Emanuel face challenges at ballot box
    The two aldermen appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel since taking office will face voters for the first time next week, and the results could help determine how strong the mayor's lock will be on the Chicago City Council should he win re-election. On the...
  • Preparing students for careers

    I believe to improve education in Chicago, all Chicago Public Schools and charter schools should be career-based. Students lack interest in school because the classes that they take do not get them ready for their careers. This is probably the reason...
  • Chicago-area schools to close because of severe wind chills

     Chicago-area schools to close because of severe wind chills
    A forecast of wind chills that could reach negative 30 degrees led Chicago Public Schools officials to cancel classes Thursday, the fourth weather-related shutdown this year. Several suburban districts also either canceled classes or announced a later...
  • Most Chicago ice rinks closed due to cold weather

    Most Chicago ice rinks closed due to cold weather
    If you're brave enough to stay outside longer than five minutes in the freezing cold and want to go ice skating, you have one option. All the eight outdoor Chicago Park District rinks, including the Maggie Daley Park ice ribbon are closed on Thursday...
  • One mom's empathy for PARCC test critics

     One mom's empathy for PARCC test critics
    I'm probably opposed to the PARCC test, but I'm too busy filling out my kids' home reading logs to give it a proper assessment. I know it stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and I know the Chicago Public Schools...
  • Chicago Public Schools, some suburban schools closed Thursday because of cold

    Chicago Public Schools, some suburban schools closed Thursday because of cold
    Chicago Public Schools and a number of suburban school districts will be closed Thursday, as a wind chill advisory was set to go into effect for the area Wednesday afternoon. CPS has no formal policy on closing schools due to inclement weather, though...