After a five-week layoff, the Indiana House is racing to approve bills --- including the state budget --- to make up for lost time.With Republicans firmly in control, the Indiana House approved a $28 billion two-year spending plan this week. The Indiana Senate, also controlled by Republicans,
Dozens of parents and students picketed outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters Friday morning. It’s become an annual ritual: the district announces a slate of schools to be closed down, either for poor performance or low enrollment. Then parents and students get out placards and megap
Digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. The MacArthur and Pearson foundations host a panel of experts to discuss the role digital media play in young people’s lives.
Long-time Chicago civic leader and businesswoman Anna Eleanor (Anne) Roosevelt has been selected to receive the 2011 Woman Extraordinaire Award by International Women Associates (IWA).Initiated in 1996, the annual IWA Woman Extraordinaire Award honors a distinguished Chicago-area wo
March can be a tricky month in Chicago. It may officially be spring, but that doesn't mean the city won't see more snow. And there were plenty of other comings and goings this month. Police Superintendent Jody Weis announced he was leaving the Chicago Police Department.
The Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union have different interpretations of an appellate court decision about layoffs of tenured teachers.The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Board of Education must develop a recall policy for laid off teachers. The Chicago Teache
Bede Sheppard is a senior researcher for Asia in the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. He specializes in attacks on schools and teachers; the occupation of schools by security forces; and child domestic workers.
Some parents and teachers are sending a message to Chicago Public Schools officials to slow down.Last week, CPS announced plans to merge or close fourteen schools throughout the city.Monday night, parents, teachers and students formed a standing room only audience to speak their minds before a tas