| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:25 AM
Hundreds of thousands of Chicago schools students will return to class Wednesday after the teachers' union voted to suspend its sometimes acrimonious strike that lasted about a week.
Teachers in the third-largest U.S. school system voted Tuesday to end...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:49 PM
Chicago Public Schools have announced the make-up days for the seven school days lost during the teacher strike.
For students on a traditional schedule, which is most of the system, the make-up days are:
- January 3 and 4
- Presidents Day, February 18
| May 14, 2011
Before mayor-in-waiting Rahm Emanuel unveiled his education leadership team, his advance scouts laid out markers in blue tape on the floor of a high school library to choreograph precisely where everybody should stand.
Emanuel spoke for 12 minutes, six...
| Feb 12, 2012
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused for months to release public records that could shed light on his controversial speed camera plan while he persuaded state lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn to turn it into law.
Now that the mayor has released a small number...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 4:32 PM
From this year's news archives: June 15 : "Maybe (a roughly 35 percent increase in homicides so far over 2011) is a consequence of (disbanding the Chicago Police Dept. strike force), and I didn't anticipate it," McCarthy said in a......
| Jul 19, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Newsroom CAN TV: Host Ken Davis is joined by teachers Kimberly Walls (Fulton Elementary School), David...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 9:32 PM
My first thought: The recent agreement between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union to add 477 elementary teachers to the payroll and therefore staff the new, longer school day without appreciably increasing the workload for existing...
| Sep 13, 2011
The tongue-lashings Chicago Public Schools has endured in the last several weeks over its short school day — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called it a "disgrace" — have overshadowed the fact that that many suburban students aren't...
| May 8, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Described as passionate and stubborn, charismatic and calculating, Jean-Claude Brizard is the new face of reform for Chicago's distressed public school system.
Shaped by his humble roots in Haiti and forged in battles with school boards, parents and...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Stanley Fields resigned after just a year as superintendent of a suburban Cook County school district where he was put on leave, faced with firing and ultimately required to apologize to the community. Still, he walked away with a $100,000 severance...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Rahm Emanuel is keeping some of outgoing Mayor Richard Daley's leadership team at the City Colleges of Chicago so it can see through a plan to "reinvent" the system.
The mayor-elect announced Monday that Cheryl Hyman will stay on as chancellor and Martin...