In 2013, when Angela Ross found out her kids’ elementary school was closing, she could hardly believe it. Then Jeanette Ramann and other parents from a nearby Bronzeville school came to help with the transition. Today, the two are friends and fellow education advocates.
On WBEZ we have a lot of conversations about the state of our public school system. But there are also more than 80,000 students in the Catholic school system here in Chicago. in 2014, the Archdiocese said about a dozen of its 240 schools would either be closed or merged. Several of those schools that are closing will hold their final graduation ceremonies in a few weeks. We assess the state of the Catholic school system and talk about the impact of the continuing closures.
Alzheimer’s is now the sixth leading cause of death among U.S. adults. We discuss the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, what signs you need to look for, and what the latest in treatment and research can tell us.
Post-election coverage begins with an in-studio analysis of Tuesday's winners and losers. Which aldermanic candidates will face run-offs? Jesus “Chuy” Garcia calls in to share the latest on his own run-off against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in April. And, we hear from Robert "Bob" Fioretti and Willie Wilson. Also, we take a closer look at public safety, education, jobs and the economy and city pensions.