North Lawndale College Prep is creating a financial endowment called The Phoenix Pact to help its students pay out-of-pocket college costs. The initiative partners with universities that have high graduation rates for low-income and minority students.
Bruce Rauner has been involved in education for years, giving lots of money to schools and programs he believes in. But expanding his vision in Illinois’ political climate is another matter altogether.
We take a look at school discipline in Chicago's charter and traditional public schools. WBEZ's bureau reporters tell us what they heard at their "On the Table" events. And, we've got the ragtime sounds of pianist Reginald Robinson.