First of a five-part seriesNo statistic in education is more damning than the nation's dropout rate. Almost 4 million students start ninth grade every year. One in four won't graduate.About half of those who drop out every year are black.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel reached the end of his mayoral honeymoon, according to the Christian Science Monitor. The verdict comes after the mayor walked out on an interview last week with Mary Ann Ahern, a political reporter for NBC 5 Chicago.