Hundreds of protesters descended on City Hall and the Thompson Center yesterday to call out which local politicians were “naughty” or “nice” on issues concerning Chicago Public Schools. [ more › ]
Students in Chicago walk through gang war zones only to arrive at schools starved of music and arts. Parents in Philadelphia watch their children's chances of getting into college minimized because guidance counselors have been laid off. Show More Summary
On Nov. 8, 2013, Mayor Rahm Emanuel signed an executive order to declare and distribute a TIF Surplus, putting millions of our property tax dollars back into our public schools. This order comes after years of pressure and organizing...Show More Summary
Chicago – Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D., of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, and colleagues examined whether moderate lowering of blood pressure within the first 48 hours after the onset of an acute ischemic stroke would reduce death and major disability at 14 days or hospital discharge. read more
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and running mate Paul Vallas made their public debut today, with the former head of Chicago Public Schools indicating he’s OK playing “second fiddle” and contending his job isn’t to help bring in votes but to help govern.
Chicago Public Schools wants parents fingerprinted before they volunteer in schools. That’s a gesture of goodwill. [ more › ]
Quinn must be more scared than we thought if he's bringing back someone that the Machine banished for actually being successful: Gov. Pat Quinn named former Chicago Public Schools chief Paul Vallas as his running mate Friday in a political...Show More Summary
In what to us is a head-scratching decision, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced former Chicago Public Schools Supt. Paul Vallas as his running mate in next year’s gubernatorial election. [ more › ]
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has named former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas as his Democratic running mate for next year's election.
When principles were able to fire teachers, faculty absences dropped.
Part 23 of 23 in the series Educating America By Mary C. Tillotson | Watchdog.org It’s no secret that Chicago Public Schools are in bad shape. About half the students in the city’s lowest-performing high schools can’t do math beyond basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. That’s a sign the same old thing won’t work,...
Dressed as zombies, members of the Chicago Student Union criticized Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS administration for last spring’s school closings, budget cuts and demanded TIF funds be reallocated to struggling public schools. [ more ...
For the past five weeks Chicago Public Schools teachers and students have rehearsed tirelessly to put on the production CPS Shakespeare! Othello. This year's performances, which take place on Nov. 1st and Nov. 2nd, mark the eighth year of collaboration...
One of the largest and most overlooked civil rights actions of the 1960s took place in Chicago. On October 22, 1963, exactly fifty years ago today, many Chicago organizations that were part of the Coordinating Council of Community Organizations (CCCO) staged a school boycott. Show More Summary
Roughly 200,000 kids boycotted Chicago public schools on October 22, 1963, and there's a new documentary coming out about it. Can't find an embeddable video clip but here's more info.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to propose increasing the city cigarette tax by 75 cents to help plug a budget gap and provide more free vision care for low-income Chicago Public Schools students, a City Hall source said Saturday.
The Black Star Project Founder Phil Jackson says “The Achievement Gap is a Myth,” but points to other factors.
More than 1.35 million children are expected to experience homelessness in the United States in a given year, representing 39% of America's homeless population. In the 2012-2013 school year, Chicago Public Schools identified a record...Show More Summary
CHICAGO (CBS) – The head of a Chicago parents group was warning parents the Chicago Public Schools system plans to upload personal student information into a national database run by billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Julie Woestehoff,...Show More Summary
Chicago’s chess warsBy Kate Grossman October 2, 2013 7:34 pmI’ve been busy trying to figure out why the Chicago Public Schools doesn’t have a vibrant chess program.First, let’s state the obvious: CPS should have one. Common sense and...Show More Summary