The Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates is likely to decide on Wednesday whether to ask all members to take a strike vote, something that could happen as early as next week.
November 29, 2015
Loyola University Chicago is seeking to answer a key question: How can private colleges better target and serve the growing number of poor students, who typically cannot afford Loyola and other schools like it? The school's answer is Arrupe College, a highly structured two-year program that aims to provide a sturdy on-ramp for high school graduates to eventually enroll in a four-year college or university.
November 25, 2015
Chicago Public Schools officials announced that they would restore dozens of special education positions after reviewing the appeals of 260 principals who protested previously announced cuts.
November 24, 2015
Thousands attended a rally in Grant Park Monday night where Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said members were prepared to go on strike later this school year, if necessary.
I’m often asked — by friends, television hosts, people I’ve just met — whether Chicago’s public schools have gotten any better after decades of reform. I know they’d like a simple yes or no, but I find neither satisfying. Rather, it’s been more like yes and no, or two steps forward, one step back.
An engineer who became a school principal suggests that school leaders, like engineers, take an oath to uphold their responsibility to humanity.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pulling Chicago School Board Vice President Jesse Ruiz from the School Board. Ruiz is the only Latino on the seven-member body, even though nearly half of CPS students are Latinos.