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Charter supporters rally against bills in Illinois legislature
Apr. 8, 2014
Illinois General Assembly is considering a dozen bills that could impact charter schools. Charter advocates want lawmakers to see the faces of affected students.
CPS interrogates students in ISAT investigation
Mar. 20, 2014
Law department investigators spent the day questioning kids at Drummond Montessori, where some teachers and students refused to particpate in the ISAT exam.
Learning from the past and looking for the future of Black History Month
Feb. 26, 2014
We get a glimpse of the man behind African American History Month. And, we celebrate the music of Johnny Cash with music from Chicago actor Kent M. Lewis.
You can lead kids to water but can you make them drink?
Feb. 10, 2014
Fruit-infused water was the star attraction at a recent tasting as part of a campaign to get kids to choose water over sugary drinks.
Hearing attracts charter supporters, some unsure what they are supporting
Dec. 17, 2013
Hundreds of charter school supporters packed a Chicago Public Schools headquarters room for a hearing Monday night that was scheduled to last four and a half hours.
Logan Square parents target alderman over military school
Nov. 1, 2013
Parents say they were left out of the decision to convert their neighborhood middle school to a military academy.
High-scoring minorities shun teaching
Oct. 18, 2013
A study breaks down where Illinois high school graduates drop out of the pipeline to become teachers. Among its findings, minorities — especially top-scoring — are less interested in the profession.
IL campaign pushes kids to report abuse
Oct. 2, 2013
State child welfare officials say one in five Illinois kids is abused, but adults aren’t doing enough to help.
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