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Chicago track star Jesse Owens' 1960 game show appearance
Oct. 25, 2013
Chicago Public Schools this week reversed an earlier decision and restored Jesse Owens' name to a South Side elementary school. Here's a look at Owens himself—more than a half-century ago—on the game show
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Kids train teachers on new tech
Oct. 21, 2013
Students at a Chicago Public School in Chinatown are leading professional development around technology as a way to help teachers integrate devices into the classroom and engage kids.
Plan Commission clears way for proposed charter high school
Oct. 18, 2013
A charter high school that would be paid for with a $20 million private donation got a green light from the Chicago Plan Commission.
Only 60% from Chicago's closed schools at 'welcoming' sites
Oct. 14, 2013
Far fewer students from Chicago’s closed elementary schools are enrolled where the district thought they would be this fall, despite efforts by the district to woo them.
Out-of-work teachers seen as untapped resource for social good
Oct. 9, 2013
Could laid-off Chicago teachers be social entrepreneurs and new engines of change in city neighborhoods?
Principals get reprieve as CPS enrollment dips
Sep. 26, 2013
Principals at 308 Chicago schools are breathing a sigh of relief, even as the landscape of Chicago’s public school system continues to shift.
What new CPS teacher evaluation shows
Sep. 18, 2013
Roughly 5,000 of the district’s non-tenured teachers received ratings under a new controversial evaluation system that ties part of their performance to student growth. So what do the new numbers say?
Springboarding kids from high school to $15 an hour
Sep. 3, 2013
The local chapter of a national nonprofit catapults young Chicagoans from poverty to the professional work world in one year.
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