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The foundation is also introducing an arts contest awarding 10 awards of $1,000 to Chicago Public Schools students for their depictions of the definition of empathy. The anniversary of the critic's death falls on the same date as that of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, a coincidence that Chaz said was on ...
A circuit court judge in March struck down a 2014 state law that eased pressure on the pension fund of Chicago Park District retirees. ... The judge's ruling came on top of a recent analysis of the Chicago Public Schools teacher pension fund that showed taxpayers will owe another $1 billion to shore up that ...

Mayor Randall Woodfin and others will visit with Apple employees, Chicago Public Schools, City Colleges of Chicago and others to learn more about Apple's Everyone Can Code program, which expanded to Chicago's nearly 500,000 students this spring. Other city leaders traveling include Kelvin Datcher, ...
Famous chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall, 84, addresses young women from Chicago Public Schools about conservation and women in science ... It's a quirky ice-breaker that delights her audience, just as it did Tuesday, for a group of female Chicago Public Schools students listening in awe to the ...
Northwestern will team up with Apple and Chicago Public Schools to offer coding learning opportunities to local high school teachers — an effort to address the shortage of educators who are “knowledgeable” in computer science, said Nichole Pinkard, faculty director of NU's Office of Community Education ...
But as 2019 looms, higher hurdles await this re-election run. Candidates lining up to challenge him include Garry McCarthy, his former police superintendent; Paul Vallas, a budget guru and former Chicago Public Schools CEO; and Troy LaRaviere, an ousted CPS principal with a substantial following.

There are several questions you're cautioned not to ask current or former participants in Working on Womanhood (WOW), a year-long group counseling and clinical mentoring program for teenage women from tough backgrounds active in 31 Chicago public schools. Past experiences of abuse or violence ...
... helping Chicago public school students learn how to code after the company's education-themed keynote on Tuesday. Emanuel spoke with Recode's Kara Swisher after Apple's event at Lane Tech College Prep High School, where Apple announced its new partnership with Chicago Public Schools and ...
Finding support in navigating the system has given us the confidence that a great start to her education is possible and that staying in Chicago Public Schools will enrich her life and ours. If CPS makes it easier for families to understand and access their choices in such a vast pool of options, more families ...
In the first year of a new application process, 23 percent of students participating in the online GoCPS were matched to their first, second or third choice of Chicago Public Schools' choice test-in high schools, CEO Janice Jackson said Friday morning in advance of the reveal. Though the application process ...
CHICAGO (CBS) — Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas is jumping into the race for mayor; and has agreed with two other challengers to refrain from attacking each other, and focus their fire on Rahm Emanuel. Vallas announced Thursday he'll file official paperwork to enter the mayor's race ...
Northwestern University, Apple and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have joined forces to provide professional learning opportunities in coding to Chicago teachers. As part of the collaboration, a Center for Excellence will be established at Lane Tech College Prep High School to introduce high school ...
For example, if you want to learn how to improve city schools, look how Washington, New Orleans and Chicago are already doing it. Since 2011 the graduation rate at Chicago public schools has increased at nearly four times the national average, to 77.5 percent from 56.9 percent. The percentage of ...
1) In 2015, before she became education secretary in the administration of President Donald Trump, she said flatly that traditional public schools are "a .... Minutes," DeVos acknowledged she had never "intentionally" visited a low-performing traditional public school, and she made this unusual statement: "I ...
*Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce Chicago Public Schools test scores. *Gov. Bruce Rauner has no public events scheduled. *Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will preside over approval of the board's consent calendar. *The Illinois Senate is in session, even as several of its members are ...
The school counselor had a hundred other kids to deal with.” Padilla's story is more common than you might think. A 2016 survey of 24,134 Chicago Public Schools seniors found 14,480 students (about 60 percent) reported they drank alcohol in the past year, according to the 2016 Illinois Youth Survey.
As a retired military veteran and retired Chicago Public Schools teacher, I strongly opposed President Trump's view that schools should have armed teachers. As a young soldier, I became proficient with various weapons, including the M-16 rifle, .45 caliber pistol and M-60 machine gun. A school is not a ...

That's why a new study of Chicago Public Schools is so significant. It found that a modest drop in suspensions for high-level offenses actually led to small increases in test scores and attendance for all students in a school. The research, recently published in the peer-reviewed Peabody Journal of Education ...
Students all over Chicago and in many of its suburbs will walk out of class Wednesday, adding their voices to a national effort aimed at halting shootings in schools. Kids and their teachers throughout Chicago Public Schools plan to step outside mid-morning for 17 minutes — one minute for each of the ...
On Monday, young people in Chicago set out to remind adults that while underage drinking has declined nationwide in recent years, it has not completely gone away. And they want CPS to stop treating it as simply a disciplinary problem and more like a public health issue. VOYCE and a coalition of other ...
Johnson said the trip was organized and funded by Arne Duncan, the former Chicago Public Schools CEO and U.S. secretary of education, who is also a friend to the Rev. Michael Pfleger, senior pastor at St. Sabina. The two groups spent time swimming, eating pizza and getting to know each other before ...
... Tuesday, March 6, 2018, after teachers across the state received notice that a deal was reached to end the teacher walkout that has closed the state's public schools since Feb. 22. ... A dramatic and possibly illegal statewide job walk-off by 35,000 public school employees in West Virginia that began Feb.
Robert “Rob” Croston, a Chicago Public Schools principal whose resourcefulness, energy and leadership inspired his students and helped engineer a school merger, has died. Mr. Croston, 34, suffered from Marfan syndrome, a connective-tissue disorder, and had undergone multiple heart surgeries.
In a recent interview with esteemed journalist Adrienne Samuels Gibbs at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Chance The Rapper discussed his distaste with the recent decision to shut down and integrate four public high schools in Chicago's South Side, The Chicago Tribune reports. Anyone ...
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is celebrating a more than 20 percent increase in high school graduation rates between 2011 and 2017. ... “Principals are an essential part of school improvement,” says Elaine Allensworth, Lewis-Sebring Director of the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research ...
According to the Orange County Coroner, 24-year-old Mark Vallas died at 1 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Huntington Beach sober living residence New Existence. The Coroner states that the case is still under investigation. Other media report that the victim was the youngest son of former Chicago Public Schools ...
She is developing her thesis, “Shuttered Schools in the Black Metropolis: Race, History, and Discourse on Chicago's South Side,” into a book. Her experiences teaching—in the Chicago public-school system, and now at Stateville maximum-security prison—make their way into her short fiction and poetry, ...
This situation presented itself in 2016 after three South Side charters slated for closure appealed to the state commission and won, leading then-Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool to state: “What the commission was saying with this ruling last night is that no charter school can be held ...
In Chicago and around the country, our elected officials show us time and again their contempt for the public school system. Look at Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who is a major proponent of “school choice,” which is code for any kind of alternative to public schools — private-school vouchers, ...
Kids hoping for a second straight snow day at Chicago Public Schools will be disappointed, as the district will be open for classes Monday. School children were given a reprieve on Friday as heavy snow hammered the Chicago-area. Some areas saw more than a foot of snow fall between Thursday night ...
Chicago Public Schools has canceled classes Friday for all students "due to the extreme weather forecast." "Student safety comes first, and the forecasted snow could be dangerous to students during their commutes," said CPS CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson in a statement. "Due to the extent and timing of the ...
The discovery of rats and rodent droppings throughout the building at Mollison Elementary School in Bronzeville and two failed health inspections there last fall prompted Chicago Public Schools officials to declare they were ordering an all-hands-on-deck series of inspections citywide. That “blitz” was ...
Three days of public hearings as part of a state inquiry into special education at Chicago Public Schools ended Tuesday after hours of testimony that reinforced divisions between advocates and the district over revised practices implemented in 2016. A three-person team appointed by the Illinois State ...
But I think the biggest plan is to continue to lobby for additional funding to support our schools,” Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson said recently when asked about the escalating pension costs. For many years, CPS deferred much of its required annual pension payments through a deal with the ...
Chicago's pension system has taken another blow as unfavorable investment returns have driven the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (CTPF) $1 billion deeper into debt. According to the Chicago Tribune, the pension system for Chicago teachers is now facing an $11 billion shortfall in a time where state ...
Never one to bite his tongue, Chance the Rapper got real about the recent Chicago public school closings during an interview with journalist Adrienne ... Chance, who has shown support for his hometown through various philanthropic efforts — including donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools ...
A group of parents and community activists called on Chicago Public Schools officials Monday to cancel a vote scheduled for Wednesday on permanently closing Englewood's four high schools and replacing them with a new, $85 million school on the current campus of Robeson High School. They cited a ...
Members of Chicago Public Schools' Englewood Community Action Council have exposed the district's betrayal of its “engagement” process around the fate of these schools. CAC members note that few parents had a seat at the table, with CPS instead treating the issue of closures as a done deal and ...
Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson acknowledged the district needed a better response to critics of the South Loop plan. But Jackson said the district deserves credit for responding to community concerns by electing to phase out three Englewood high schools over three years instead of closing ...
LeMaster said Girls Rock! plans to work more closely with Chicago Public Schools in the coming months to expand their program reach. A partnership with Wicker Park's Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart already gives involved students a chance to build on skills they learned at camp, examine ...
Chicago homeowners will pay about $225 million more in property taxes this year to Chicago Public Schools, much of that going to fund teacher pensions. We take a look at teacher pension data for 2017. The average Chicago teacher pension is about $49,000 a year, but there are more than 1,100 ...
... up an A-list re-election foe, one who's as well known in local politics as him: former gubernatorial hopeful and Chicago Public Schools chief Paul Vallas. ... I called Vallas after he told Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass yesterday that he could not comment now on rumors that he's getting ready to run.
During his podcast discussion with Emanuel, Cook praised the requirement that by 2019 all Chicago Public Schools graduates take a coding class. The Apple leader also said Apple's new Chicago flagship store would try to partner with city's 1871 tech incubator, calling it “the mother of all incubators.”.
Fourteen students at a West Side elementary school were taken to hospitals as a precaution Wednesday morning when they got sick after eating “candy laced with an unknown substance," according to Chicago fire and police officials. “All students are alert and conscious,” Chicago Public Schools said in a ...
Former Chicago Public Schools CEO and city budget director Paul Vallas, shown in 2017. ... What if Paul Vallas runs for mayor of Chicago? ... Vallas, a former city budget director and CEO of the public schools when they were run smoothly, when city and school bond ratings went up, not down, would be an ...
Not long after that, he oversaw the court-ordered desegregation plan for Chicago Public Schools. Also during the 1980s, he approved a consent decree ordering the county to improve conditions at Cook County Jail, calling for the release of prisoners to curtail severe overcrowding. Shadur was among the ...
Acting Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson appointed a Chicago Board of Education member to a top district job Wednesday, a move that conflicts with a state law that prohibits board members from taking CPS posts for one year after leaving their board seat. School board member Arnaldo Rivera, ...
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate shocked just about everyone by claiming that a deliberate "strategic gentrification plan" exists to push black people out of Chicago and make the city “whiter.” Kennedy pointed fingers of blame at Mayor Rahm Emanuel and, to a lesser extent, Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Kennedy pointed to the closing of 18 public schools in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. 'That neighborhood,' Kennedy said, 'just south of the Loop, there along the beaches of Lake Michigan, is the next great development play in Chicago.'” The new development, Kennedy said, wouldn't be for the ...
Among those counted were publicly-funded charter schools that don't charge tuition, though they did serve mostly black Chicago Public Schools students: Prologue Schools, an organization that shuttered its alternative schools, and the Academy of Scholastic Achievement currently operated by Youth ...


 

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