Thousands of high school graduates have just started community college for free, with the first batch enrolled in independent first-year programs in Tennessee, Chicago and soon Oregon — offering templates of how a federal program might look.
We take a deeper dive into the proposed CPS budget and how it will affect special education. Illinois Senate President John Cullerton joins us to discuss his proposed bill to help CPS, which rivals Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal. Vocalo’s Ayana Contreras comes in with a little Reclaimed Soul. And we talk with the author of the new book “Off To College” A Guide for Parents.”