Students at some Chicago Public Schools are heading back to class Monday.It's the first day of school for Track E students. Those are students who are on a year-round schedule. They have the same number of school days as those on a regular schedule, but the vacation days are spread out.
It's not often the public gets a chance to speak directly with a key city leader, but not so now if you're a student, teacher, parent or citizen interested in public education in Chicago.The head of Ch
Children pushed new yellow pencils into sharpeners, and a few kindergartners shed tears after their parents left them Monday, the first day of school for more than 5,000 charter school students in Chicago.School officials used the early return to school at the charters to again call for a longer sch
For many, reorganization at Chicago Public Schools is not just an internal issue: Every year parents wonder if the school their kids left at the start of the summer will be the same one students return to come fall. Writer Ron Litke is one of those parents.
If Mayor Rahm Emanuel got his way, "the era of big government as we know it" would come to a close at City Hall. "Efficiency" is the new buzz word-- and the measure by which Emanuel asked residents to assess his success as mayor.
Security cameras linked directly to police stations may be coming to 14 troubled Chicago high schools in a bid to create a safer atmosphere.Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard has proposed the $7 million strategy, following a pilot program at Fenger High School.Officials say misconduct, a
Groupon and the nation's third-largest school district are partnering for a new program aimed at providing school supplies for low income students.The Chicago-based daily deals site usually offers group coupons with heavy discounts on everything from teeth whitening to cheap eats.But starting Tuesda