| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:03 AM
Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union and a prospective mayoral candidate, was “being evaluated at a local hospital” after suffering an unspecified ailment, the CTU said late Monday afternoon.
Lewis, 61, was hospitalized...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Qualified graduates of Chicago's public high schools will be eligible for a free ride at one of the city's seven community colleges under a scholarship program announced today by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman....
| Sep 29, 2014
As the heat rises between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, the state of Chicago public education has come under the stage lights in a trifecta of new plays this past year. I missed both Ike Holter's "Exit Strategy" with...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Out of nowhere nearly two weeks ago, Democrats for Education Reform, a pro-charter schools organization backing Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election, issued a news release demanding that Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis step down from her job if...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:08 AM
Democrats For Education Reform, a pro-charter schools organization aligned with Mayor Rahm Emanuel has released the results of a poll that asked this question:
The current teacher's contract with Chicago Public Schools expires after the school year,...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday knocked down potential challenger Karen Lewis' idea to legalize and tax marijuana, saying he doesn't “think you should balance the budget by promoting recreational smoking of pot.”
The mayor's comments came...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce a plan Tuesday to give Inspector General Joseph Ferguson oversight of the Public Building Commission, taking a step toward honoring a pledge he made during his 2011 election campaign to give the inspector general's...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:26 AM
A chemistry teacher and Chicago Teachers Union leader who earns more the $200,000 a year, owns three homes, lead the CPS into their first strike in more than 20 years for a 30 percent salary increase and focuses only on Chicago Public Schools rather...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis — who is Mayor Rahm Emanuel's worst nightmare — just loves the Moutza of the Month column.
And today is the day we award the Moutza of the Month for August. So get your hands ready, with the...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:58 AM
More than 400,000 students headed back to Chicago public schools today, and many had politicians on hand to welcome them to class.
The time-honored tradition of officials ringing school bells on the first day of the year takes on added importance for...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 7:23 PM
So much of the debate on education in Chicago focuses on conflicts between teachers and district officials over test scores and educator evaluations. Or on the political squabbling between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen...