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  • Annual report card for parents part of new CPS education plan

    Annual report card for parents part of new CPS education plan
    Chicago Public Schools unveiled a five-year education plan on Monday that promises an annual report card to provide parents with information on theĀ academic performance of schools and show how many principals and teachers are rated as high performers....
  • Littlest orator moves people on both sides of CPS debate

    Littlest orator moves people on both sides of CPS debate
    Just 4 feet tall, the tiniest student protester stands on a chair to reach the lectern. The microphone is adjusted so he can speak to the crowds of people, who are sometimes stunned for a second — who is this kid? — and then electrified....
  • Teachers elect Lewis to 2nd term as CTU head

    Teachers elect Lewis to 2nd term as CTU head
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, an often controversial leader who took on Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a strike last fall and has been leading the fight against the district’s plan to close schools, was reelected to a second three-year term...
  • School closings occupy CPS board meeting

     School closings occupy CPS board meeting
    As Chicago Public Schools embarks on closing dozens of schools, a third-grader from Garvey Elementary School on Wednesday summed up how many parents, educators and other students feel about the shutdowns. Speaking at the monthly Board of Education...
  • Rejecting test scores as a core value

    Rejecting test scores as a core value
    It wasn't about money. It was about respect. That's what Chicago teachers union president Karen Lewis kept reminding the public during the seven-day teachers strike that had parents scrambling and kept 350,000 children out of class. But there was way...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
  • Open thread on the 'strike of choice'

     
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel scolds the teachers' union that theirs is a "strike of choice," as opposed to... CTU president Karen Lewis stresses benefits, job security and problems with proposed teacher-evaluation system. Teacher David Steiber writes in...
  • It’s the teachers in a squeaker

     
    From Sunday's print column Which side won in the Chicago Teachers Union strike? I’ve heard and been asked the question many times since the union suspended its seven-day walkout and its members returned to the classroom Wednesday. The easy, vague......
  • School-closings controversy needs some reality checks

     
    From Sunday's print column Let's not pretend that when you close schools on the South and West sides, the children affected aren't black. Let's not pretend that's not racist....Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, speaking at a protest rally...
  • 'Whose schools? Our schools!'

     
    By Jessica Reynolds I attended the Chicago Teachers Union rally and march yesterday — as an objective spectator — along with the new editorial board intern David Uberti. Those of you who have read the Tribune's editorials on CPS closings......
  • Chicago school closings and the charge of racism

     
    Racism is an effect of institutional policies that does not require bigotry as a motive....Steve Rhodes The racial makeup of Chicago Public Schools students is African-American: 41.6% Latino: 44.1% White: 8.8% Asian/Pacific Islander: 3.4% Native American:...