To get a sense of the education challenges facing Chicago’s next mayor, "Eight Forty-Eight" talked with some of the people most affected. Jeff Wright is a principal at King College Prep, a selective enrollment high school on Chicago’s South Side.
Lakeesha Harris and her domestic partner, Janean Watkins blended their families more than a decade ago. Since then they’ve been struggling to secure a good education for their six children, who range in age from 11 to 18.
WBEZ teamed up with Gery ChicoThis isn’t about politics, it’s about doing the best job we can for our kids. Miguel Del ValleWe need to invest public resources in a way that ensures that every neighborhood s
The fight over an iconic high school may be coming to a head in Detroit: Cass Technical High School was closed six years ago after a new school was built next door, but the old building has an impressive roster of alumni who are now trying to save the building even as wrecking crews have begun to d
Another Chicago mayoral candidate is pulling out of the race. The Rev. Wilfredo De Jesus said Friday he’d throw his weight behind lobbyist Gery Chico. De Jesus leads a mostly Puerto Rican church called New Life Covenant, one of the city’s biggest congregations.