| Nov 22, 2010
Did you know that for the price of a venti caramel macchiato at Starbucks, you can get high on heroin? And if you have a teenager who likes to party, this is most likely their drug of choice, according to a recent study by Roosevelt University.
| Nov 3, 2010
| 2:53 PM
According to the Illinois Career Information System (ICIS), the job outlook for school counselors in Illinois is high with 329 annual openings and a growth rate of 8.7 percent among all other professions. In the United States, the job outlook is also...
| May 27, 2011
Jean-Claude Brizard kicked off his first day as CEO of Chicago Public Schools with a return to the classroom.
He stepped into Guggenheim Elementary School in Englewood and Juarez High School in Pilsen on Thursday to talk to teachers, principals,...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 10:01 PM
The Civic Federation has thrown its support behind a property tax hike and proposed $5.9 billion budget for Chicago Public Schools in 2011-12, but it has concerns about the long-term financial health of the school district.
In a report released Monday,...
| Oct 18, 2010
Illinois has been cutting the number of points required to pass annual achievement exams, allowing children to flub more questions but still be deemed "proficient."
Back in 2006, it took 36 of 56 points — about 64 percent — to pass the fifth-...
| Sep 21, 2010
| 5:40 PM
America's traditional 180-day school year is more myth than reality in Illinois, as a jumble of state laws, rules and waivers allow districts to chip away instruction time, shorten school hours and cut the number of days students come to school.
| Nov 3, 2010
| 11:08 AM
| Aug 16, 2010
Conscientious consumers going about their busy days eating, working, shopping and cooking are faced with many little decisions that can have a cumulative impact on the environment or their health.
We like to believe we're making the best choices, but...
| Jan 11, 2011
Federal regulators on Tuesday urged nationwide testing for cancer-causing hexavalent chromium, the latest response to a study that found the heavy metal in tap water from Chicago and more than two dozen other cities.
In a memo to public water systems,...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 11:35 PM
Round 2: The coldest weather in two years.
After getting hit with its third-biggest snowstorm on record, the Chicago area is now under a wind chill advisory. Temperatures are expected to drop to 11-15 degrees below zero Wednesday night, with wind chills...