Nearly a decade ago, Chicago Public Schools announced it would shut down three chronically low-performing schools-Williams, Dodge and Terrell. It was Chicago's introduction to "renaissance," to the hope that an entirely new staff- or even some entity other than the school distric
When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel released his first budget plan last month, he said, “A budget is about priorities.” Over the past few weeks, the ensuing process to arrive at a final budget has involved a push-and-pull between aldermen and the mayor, rallies by residents and lobbying by interest grou
WASHINGTON — Seeking to shore up support among cash-strapped college graduates and students struggling with rising tuition costs, President Barack Obama is outlining a plan to allow millions of student loan recipients to lower their payments and consolidate their loans.Outside of mortgages, student
The story was a front-page newspaper sensation on September 30, 1927. Chicago school superintendent William McAndrew was on trial.The Board of Education had hired McAndrew in 1924, telling him to clean up the school system. That he had done. Most of his reforms were applauded.
For our Global Activism segment, we catch up with Dr. Nancy Peddle and Francess Browne of the LemonAid Fund. For more than a decade now, they’ve worked to support children and families in Sierra Leone.
Decrying the state of American education, President Obama announced Friday that his administration is allowing states to be exempt from basic elements of the No Child Left Behind law if they meet certain conditions.States can now apply for waivers so that they won't face federal sanctions under the