| Jul 27, 2011
| 8:35 AM
Charter school advocates are asking Chicago Public Schools to give more money to charter schools in the upcoming school year.
With the district cutting per-pupil allocation by 4 percent last year and deciding to keep it flat this coming year, charter...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 1:55 PM
What makes a public schools education succeed or fail? What would you ask the heads of the Chicago Public Schools or Chicago Teachers Union?
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| Aug 8, 2011
| 2:01 AM
Many Chicago Public Schools students are heading back to school.
Classes start Monday for so-called E-Track students, or those who are on a year round schedule. They have same number of days of school as students on a regular schedule, but their...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 6:13 PM
Chicago Public Schools’ chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard and Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis met Tuesday, and one of the topics on the table was a longer school day.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is continuing to push for lengthening...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 11:55 AM
This week’s Chicago Live! lineup has shaped into a timely gathering of people and organizations working to better Chicago.
The just-released film “The Interrupters” is drawing international attention to Chicago’s innovative...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 12:27 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today a new, comprehensive way to evaluate Chicago public school principals, including the creation of a $5 million pool of money from charitable organizations to boost the pay of the city's best-performing principals.
| Aug 19, 2011
"I was surprised by the level of incoherence in the system."
—Chicago Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard, meeting Thursday with the Tribune editorial board
The Chicago Public Schools system has gone through three attempted revolutions in the 16 years...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 6:20 AM
The annual budget for Chicago’s public school system is dense and complex, but one underlying fact stood apart from the rest: Over the last decade, CPS’ student enrollment has steadily declined while costs grew substantially. Why does it...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 4:27 PM
Chicago Public Schools today launched its plan to extend students’ time in the classroom by 90 minutes each and by two weeks each year and set up an advisory committee to figure out how it’ll be done.
However, Chicago Teachers Union President...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 6:52 PM
Chicago Public Schools' governing board today unanimously approved a tax increase to support a $5.9 billion budget for next year amid growing concerns about the district's long-term financial health and an escalating public battle with the teachers...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 9:59 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he supported Chicago Public Schools' latest offer to teachers for a 2 percent raise in return for a longer school day.
"We made a serious offer," Emanuel said.
"This is what I call a win-win for the city of Chicago," he...