There's always been something of a rivalry between downstate Illinois and Chicago. It gets serious when politicians are talking about things like distributing tax dollars for school funding and public construction projects. Mostly, though,...Show More Summary
A new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Illinois at Chicago finds that Medicare Part D prescription coverage significantly reduced hospital admissions and program expenditures totaling $1.5 billion annually.
A new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Illinois at Chicago finds that Medicare Part D prescription coverage significantly reduced hospital admissions and program expenditures totaling $1.5 billion annually. read more
The Chicago Teachers Union and the Illinois Federation of Teachers are supporting teachers within the Chicago Public School system who are refusing to administer the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) next week despite the threat of discipline from CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. [ more › ]
The video below is not a parody. It shows Chicago Public School teachers in a professional development session that will make you understand why teachers are going out of their minds and to what extent administrators have infantilized teachers. Here is the video’s description on YouTube: This presenter was one of several consultants flown in […]
New data released by the Chicago Public School system reveals that the city’s public charter schools — whose expansion has been pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for several years — expelled about 12 times the number of students last year than did traditional public schools. The Chicago Tribune reported that in 2013, charter schools with a total […]
On Sept. 10 2012 the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike after negotiations on a new contract fell through. For more than a week teachers and those marching in solidarity could be seen marching outside of Chicago Public Schools an...
Filmmaker George Lucas and wife/investment wiz Mellody Hobson donated $25 million to University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. Chicago Public Schools are still broke as the proverbial joke. [ more › ]
Last Tuesday, Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett showed off changes in discipline policy in Chicago schools, claiming CPS schools have been successfully moving away from zero-tolerance discipline, toward a more holistic approach where, according to Byrd-Bennett...
Chicago, IL. (The Weekly Vice) - Tim Margis, the 38-year-old director for public safety at Concordia University is Chicago, has been jailed after he allegedly masturbated into a school employee's shoe.According to police, an employee at the university became alarmed when she saw Margis leave her office at around 9:30 p.m. Show More Summary
The folks at Jacobin (and Kickstarter supporters) have helped put out a new book called Class Action that will be of great interest to many who've followed the Chicago Public Schools saga over the past two or three years. "Our project...Show More Summary
If only Arne Duncan's record as Chicago Public Schools CEO was as slammin' as his performance at the East vs. West All-Star Celebrity Game Friday. [ more › ]
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) will receive the Moral Courage award from Faith in Public Life, a non-profit organization devoted to lifting up the voices of progressive faith leaders. The event will be held...Show More Summary
Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently met with the four leaders of the Illinois General Assembly to discuss major shortfalls in the city's employee pension funds that could blow a huge hole in next year's city and Chicago Public Schools budge...
I see they are playing the really big number game in my home town. The Chicago Tribune headlined a news story: "Chicago pension tab: $18,596 for every man, woman, child." That's pretty scary. Fortunately my Chicago public school teachers taught me about fractions and denominators. Show More Summary
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bitter cold and high winds from the arctic pushed wind chills to dangerous levels across the U.S. upper Midwest on Monday, forcing officials to close schools and slowing public transit and river traffic.
CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, in a statement, said schools will "remain closed until we are confident that students can return to school safely." [ more › ]
Though as of post time the CPS website still says that, "CPS will determine on Sunday whether schools will be open Monday," ABC 7's Ben Bradley reports that Chicago Public Schools has cancelled school for tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 27. Temperatures are supposed to reach minus 20 degrees. At least they were on top of the ball this time. [ more › ]
Despite plenty of protests and criticism, Chicago Public Schools officials recommended the board green light seven of the 17 proposed charters, five of which are scheduled to open this fall. [ more › ]
Anyone else keeping track of this nonsense? Chicago Public Schools moved to open seven new charter schools over the next two years, but the Board of Education also denied 11 other proposals as charter proponents and opponents clashed at the Board of Education meeting Wednesday. Show More Summary