The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health has received a five-year, $4.2 million federal grant to establish the UIC Center for Healthy Work.
Chicago Public Schools are officially back in session, which means one thing to the childless: Your social feed has been crammed full of first day of school pics. Feeling left out? Hey, you don’t need to sport a new “Paw Patrol” backpack and a Pinterest-y chalkboard sign to get in on the fun! Here...
Troy LaRaviere an ousted CPS principal, is an oft vocal critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. [ more › ]
Here's what's on our radar today! • Chicago Public Schools have mandated sex education for kindergarten students. For 30 minutes per month, students will learn about bullying, correct names for body parts, and appropriate and inappropriate touching. Show More Summary
"Welcome to the future home of Ellen Gates Starr High School," announces Albany Park Theater Project co-founder David Feiner, smiling, unable to stand still. "Whoooo!," responds a crowd of Chicago public school students. They're assembled outside a school building on a warm March day. The group...
The Chicago Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a $5.4 billion budget for the FY17 year for Chicago Public Schools. [ more › ]
It’s difficult to take sides in the ongoing feud between the city of Chicago and its public school employees. Everyone agrees the district is a financial mess, though they vigorously disagree about who is to blame and what is to be done. More than 1,000 employees were laid off this month, about half of them […]
In Bizarro World: Chicago Public Schools has 1,000 teaching vacancies to fill before the 2016-2017 school year begins on Sept. 6. The district held a career fair Wednesday at the South Shore Cultural Center.... But just twelve days ago,...Show More Summary
I recognize the point these protesters are making is that no layoffs should be made, but I think it’s relevant to note exactly what procedures are used in the Chicago Public Schools system, according to its collective bargaining agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union. If changes in an attendance center or program require the lay off […]
Topic: Libraries In 2012, Chicago Public Schools had 454 librarian positions in the budget. That dropped to 313 in 2013 and 252 in 2014. Last year there were 217 library positions in the budget. This year, there are just 160 librarians budgeted. “Less than 300 librarians was crazy,” Wiltse said. Show More Summary
One Chicago mother is seeking justice for her 6-year-old daughter following a daunting school experience where she ended up in handcuffs. According to The Root, Marlena Wordlow has filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Public School system on Thursday, behalf of her daughter, Madisyn Moore. Show More Summary
A Chicago mother filed a lawsuit Thursday against Chicago Public Schools, claiming her 6-year-old daughter was handcuffed at school as punishment for taking candy off a teacher’s desk, WLS reports. The alleged incident, at Fernwood Elementary, dates back to March, but Marlena Wordlow says she felt no one at CPS was giving her justice, the […]
A Chicago woman sued the local public school district on Thursday after her six-year-old daughter was put in handcuffs by a school security guard for allegedly taking a piece of candy. According to Marlena Wordlow, the incident at Fernwood Elementary School in March has caused her daughter, Madisyn...
"The alternative is cuts to the classroom," Claypool said. [ more › ]
Gold Coast, Cabrini-Green skl merger thwarted by officials, but some in comm still want it https://t.co/DOWRT3pY39 pic.twitter.com/EqPxVgI3G2 — WBEZeducation (@WBEZeducation) August 4, 2016 Chicago Public Radio's Becky Vevea has a long...Show More Summary
For more than a quarter-century, the Chicago-based newsmagazine Catalyst has focused exclusively on the city’s public school system, the third largest in the nation. Although it never had a large staff, Catalyst’s coverage of the schools was more detailed than most of the major news outlets, even those with dedicated education reporters. Show More Summary
Chicago teachers are most definitely not illiterate, and they want their governor to know it. Emails released this week by The Chicago Tribune reveal that Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) called half of Chicago Public School teachers “virtually illiterate” in 2011, before he was governor. Show More Summary
Earlier this week I was in Chicago, which sadly has become synonymous with gun violence. There, I keynoted a conference of 1,100 public school communications officers, who, like many Americans, are deeply troubled by the recent tragedies in Baton Rouge, Dallas and Orlando, among others. Show More Summary
It may have started in Portland, where elevated levels of lead were found in the drinking water at two public elementary schools last month. High levels were later detected in more schools. Schools in Chicago, Atlanta, D.C. and other...Show More Summary
Sent to the Chicago Sun Times, June 29, 2016The Chicago Public Schools have decided that student scores on the PARCC test will be used as part of teacher evaluation ("PARCC will count in CPS teacher and school ratings," June 29).Everything is wrong with this plan. Show More Summary