A test of Chicago Public Schools found more than 350 water sources with lead levels that exceeded federal standards. [ more › ]
“This could be the beginning of a promising new period for public education in this country,” said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. …In Chicago, Duncan set his sights on reducing the dropout rate, reducing school violence and creating successful new schools. Show More Summary
(University of Chicago Medical Center) Selected publications by Samuel Hellman, M.D., former physician-in-chief at the nation's top cancer center, former chair of radiation therapy at the Harvard Medical School and past president of two of the most influential cancer organizations, collected in a new book from Oxford Press.
BLUE MODEL BLUES: Desperate Chicago School System Looks to Shield Debt from Potential Bankruptcy. Facing junk-bond status as it drowns in underfunded pension obligations, the Chicago public school system is trying to induce investors to buy its debt through an accounting scheme that will (theoretically) allow the bonds to keep paying interest even if the […]
In ninth grade, I transferred to a new school and spent the first few months eating lunch alone in a bathroom stall. Things got better, I made friends, and I now look back on high school fondly. But I was reminded of that painful ritual...Show More Summary
Local artist wants to celebrate the First Lady with public painting In an effort to help Chicago students find a role model to look up to, local artist Chris Devins decided to literally elevate someone from the community. His planned...Show More Summary
Young people in Chicago's toughest neighborhoods are stuck. The public schools are in shambles. Kids drop out instead of graduating. If they do graduate, they're unlikely to get into college. They probably can't find a good job, either. That means they're likely unemployed long term, perhaps scraping by on welfare. Show More Summary
A Chicago Public School has thankfully canceled plans to host a "Christian"-themed haunted house that took gruesome inspiration from the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando. [ more › ]
Click here for reuse options! Seriously, what is wrong with people? A public Chicago elementary school has cancelled a Christian haunted house after learning that the event would include depictions of mass shootings. According to Windy...Show More Summary
A haunted house at a public school was supposed to have scenes featuring the Pulse nightclub attack. More » Chicago Elementary School Cancels Haunted House Depicting Pulse Nightclub Shooting is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.
The event, to be presented by a supposedly Christian producer, was to be held at a Chicago public school.
Fernwood Elementary School in Chicago was all set to co-host a so-called “Christian” haunted house that included a recreation of the Pulse nightclub massacre, but are now backing out and disavowing the event, Chicago Public School officials told the Windy City Times (a local LGBT weekly). Read more...
A public Chicago elementary school has cancelled a Christian haunted house after learning that the event would include depictions of mass shootings. According to Windy City Times, Chicago Public School officials backed out of their agreement to have Tyrone Tappler Productions host a haunted house...
Exhibit A: Chicago Public Schools officials are moving ahead with plans to add hundreds of millions of dollars in debt to the district's books, setting up a blitz of construction projects.The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday is expected to approve borrowing as much as $840 million. Show More Summary
Mike Jackson is executive vice president of Capital Markets at Supernova Companies, co-based in Chicago and New York. He is founder and volunteer CEO at the Foundation for Letters, a co-founder of the Bronx Academy of Letters, and chair of the investment committee at the Williston-Northampton School. He holds a B.A. from Yale University.
AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong Public school teachers rally outside the Chicago Board of Education district headquarters during a strike on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in Chicago. I n cities across the country, teachers unions have been strategizing ways to broaden the demands they bring to the negotiating table. Show More Summary
Taxpayers getting soaked once again : Chicago taxpayers will be on the hook for at least $100 million more under the tentative deal that averted a strike by Chicago Public Schools teachers compared with a January proposal shot down by...Show More Summary
A tentative deal reached late on Monday between the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and its teachers union averted a strike that had been scheduled for Tuesday but the impact on the district’s already shaky finances was uncertain. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who controls the nation’s...
The new deal preserves the 7 percent pension pick up at current levels for current teachers. [ more › ]
A tentative deal between the Chicago Teachers Union and the nation's third-largest school district was agreed to shortly before picket lines were scheduled to be set up early Tuesday morning.